A thin window of soap creates an ever-shifting array of colors.
Here at the Exploratorium, you don’t look at exhibits—you play with them. Dance with your own shadow, levitate, touch a tornado, mix colors and break light apart, stop time, start a conversation, capture a wave, explode your mind; it all can (and does) happen here.
We’ve been making our own hands-on exhibits since 1969. Now with over 650 exhibits currently on display in our museum, we’re working to create a browsable collection of these exhibits online.
The Exploratorium, established in 1969, is an internationally renowned museum of art, science, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. Its hundreds of hands-on exhibits are designed to promote science discovery.
Global Studios The Exploratorium's mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide. Through Global Studios, we share our deep knowledge of exhibit making, program creation, and professional development with partner organizations around the world.