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Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium celebrates the artistry of master mixology shaken with the science behind the craft. Take an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, and engage in an exploration of your favorite libations in ways you've never experienced before.

Take a good look around: The ho-hum spots you inhabit every day are actually secret laboratories full of fascinating and eye-popping amazement���from the instant you wake up to the time you nod off at night! Discover these awe-inspiring scientific playgrounds with Exploralab���the hands-on, action-packed activity guide from the world's most beloved and fun-filled laboratory, the Exploratorium, in San Francisco. Exploralab contains tons of way-cool tools of inquiry to help kids get in on the science fun, including: a magnifier, reflective paper, fabric swatches, an eraseable whiteboard, textured paper, a spinning disc, polarizing filters, colored acetate sheets, and glow-in-the-dark ink!

Exploratorium biologist Karli Woodward conducts a plankton drag at our new home at Pier 15, sweeping a net through the water to survey the astonishing variety of tiny organisms that thrive in the San Francisco Bay.

This buoy will be anchored near the Exploratorium for six months, monitoring the acid levels of the bay and transmitting data to NOAA via satellite. This research will give NOAA scientists a better understanding of how the rising acid levels in the ocean are affecting very diverse things such as fish behavior, larvae development, and even plankton.

Since 1969, the Exploratorium has set the standard for hands-on, inquiry-based education. See how our new Pier 15 home, with its new exhibits and expanded resources, is helping us achieve our mission: to change the way the world learns.

Curiosity has made a discovery! What could it be? Why are JPL scientists keeping this breaking news classified for now? Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon and Ron Hipshman will give you a refresher on Curiosity's SAM instrument and will discuss the process that scientists at JPL must endure before releasing this ground breaking discovery to the public.

In 1997, the Exploratorium opened the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio on the museum floor, linking Internet users to live museum events and to live events at remote locations. In this video you can explore the early days of webcasting at the Exploratorium.

Riotously colorful bacteria and mobile mosses meet carnivorous plants and rotting carcasses in this impressionistic journey through the Life Sciences area at the Exploratorium.

Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon gives us a tour of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission thus far, what the Curiosity rover is doing now, and what to look forward to in the months to come.

En el programa de hoy, cient��ficos del Exploratorium presentar��n ejemplos de extrem��filos ��� microrganismos que viven en condiciones extremas en la Tierra. Como Marte es un ambiente extremo, la pregunta sigue siendo, ��podr��a el planeta rojo haber sustentado alguna forma de vida microbiana? Inf��rmate en nuestro webcast en vivo.