We believe that learning is joyful and lifelong. By creating inquiry-based experiences and tools that spark wonder; offer hands-on experiences; and encourage questions, explorations, and individual discovery, we're transforming the way people learn. Learning this way empowers people to figure things out for themselves—about science, but also about any topic, claim, or idea.
If you're a teacher, parent, student, after-school educator, or professional developer, there are lots of unique resources here for you. Dive in and see what you discover.
Whether inside the museum or on the other side of the planet, in school settings or out in the world, we offer a variety of resources—videos, classroom activities, tools, and workshops—that support better teaching and better learning.
Our tools for teaching and learning go far beyond our exhibits—they are designed to spark curiosity, exploration, and understanding in learners and educators of all ages, near and far, and in all kinds of settings.
We believe there are different ways of learning and knowing: through direct experience, art, dialogue, and making. Research and evaluation help us find out more about how people learn, and how we can improve our work.
The Exploratorium provides a variety of programs for children and youth throughout the the community. These include free events, partnerships with community outreach organizations, and in-house programs to provide learning and leadership opportunities.