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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.
How can something as light as air slow down a hit?
Professional development resources for teacher educators.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
Measure your reaction time with just a meter stick and some help from a friend.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Consider the possible effects of early Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Watch contemporary musicians and sound artists perform and discuss their work.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
A physicist, a scientist, and a musician experiment with sound, music, and acoustics using instruments both real and found.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
Explore an interactive map.
See how we cut the Exploratorium in two for seismic safety.
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
With a lens, you can bend light to make pictures of the world.
Learn how to make beautiful "paintings" with soap and water.
Discover the ingenious fixes and unexpected materials behind iconic movie scenes.
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
Nickel from meteorites and Earth's core finds its strength in alloys.
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
See what's on the Curiosity rover's tool belt.
Make cool boxes out of old (or new) greeting cards and postcards.
An additive mixture of light makes for some colorful fun.
Visit Kendon Candies, a lollipop factory in San Jose, California
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Are you quick enough to hit a 90 mph fastball?
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Hear vocal tract models transform the squawk of a duck call into vowel sounds.
Art/science teams explore the underlying systems that give the San Francisco Bay Area its unique character.
Stand outside on a sunny day with a watch in your hand, and you can tell which way is north.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
Watch a live sea urchin fertilization from After Dark: Sexplorations.
Can your eyes fool your nose? Find out with this experiment.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Cells behaving badly
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Bike builder David Folch makes supersized bikes for supersized riders.
Mold your mind to the design history of aluminum.
Grow marshmallows to monstrous proportions!
Consider the ethics and legal ramifications of physician aid in dying.
What kinds of candy are made and enjoyed in where you live?
Can you see pictures in the air?
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