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Learning Toolbox: Engage in activities about the science of coronavirus and explore our online resources for learning at home.
Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of interactive exhibits.
Global Climate Change Explorer • Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Wired Pier Environmental Field Station • Explore weather, air quality, and water conditions from San Francisco Bay
Dive into websites, activities, apps, and more.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
One man's journey into blindness
What kinds of candy are made and enjoyed in where you live?
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
The common ground between pickles, cheese, bread, wine, and many other foods.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Listen to Wayne Grim's musical representation of the transit of Venus.
Scientific knowledge and a few chemical concoctions can get you through a Bad Hair Day.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? Grab a basketball and some paperclips and find out!
What do you really know about what you see?
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Join Resonance host Sarah Cahill in interviewing the Kronos Quartet.
Sometimes we can learn about outer space when space objects come to us.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Take a microscopic tour of the staff of life.
Learn about scale and structure with eight great activities designed for the elementary classroom.
An artist paints his childhood home from memory.
Can't decide if you're sandy or silty? Try this simple test.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
Discover the uncommon stories behind the most common fruits and vegetables.
Explore sound waves in this resonant presentation.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Are there meat by-products in makeup? Can you guess where you might find them?
The Exploratorium is taking it outside to explore natural and human-made phenomena in and around San Francisco. Look for new episodes twice each month.
Come with us to Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico, which is rich with thousand-year-old artifacts of the ancient Pueblo culture and contains sites that appear to have been astronomical observatories.
The fruit flies in this exhibit show just a few of the mutations that occur in natural fruit fly populations.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
This ancient temple holds a secret...can you reveal the mystery?
Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
Discover the difference between taste and smell.
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Explore graphing, angles, and storytelling by building a seesaw for your smartphone.
Experience the end of the transit of Venus.
Illuminate your understanding of how batteries work.
Hike with artist Harrell Fletcher from the Exploratorium to Mount Diablo.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
by Exploratorium Staff • June 4, 2015
MIT cognitive scientist and Exploratorium Osher Fellow Aude Oliva researches what makes a photo memorable.
This 2011 conference, hosted at the Exploratorium, explored the role aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary environments.
Investigate our complex relationship with arsenic, the 33rd element.
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