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Living Systems Explainer Station

Living Systems Explainer Station

Explainers are stationed throughout the Exploratorium doing structured and open-ended demonstrations. Ask an orange-vested Explainer to help you explore.

Botany
Stigma, stamen, pistil, anther, style: Uncover the beautiful architecture of flower anatomy, and gather some surprising strategies that plants use to reproduce.

Cow's Eye Dissection
Do cows see color? How does a lens work? Examine the intricate structure of a cow eye to learn about similar structures in our own eyes, as well as some key differences.

Plankton
Scoop up and view the tiny organisms from the Bay under a microscope. Reveal their beauty and the important role plankton play in our ecosystem.