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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.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Celebrate musical experimentation with innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell.
A naked egg is an egg without a shell. Using vinegar, you can dissolve the eggshell without breaking the membrane that contains the egg.
Rock out with renowned San Francisco band The Residents.
Watch Venus travel in front of the sun.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Explore our app and measure the time of your life.
Find out what it takes to monitor climate change.
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Will the "real" South Pole please stand up?
Find out how a cochlear implant helped one man regain the ability to listen.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Your guide to the Northern and Southern Lights (also in 'Observatory')
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
See the tiny disk of Mercury slowly travel across the face of the sun in this rare event.
Explore small, surreal worlds through Curious Contraptions automata.
Learn about the most important piece of equipment-- your feet!
Explore our media collection
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
by Eileen Campbell • February 15, 2017
Winter rains muddy the waters in the Bay.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace it's path.
How are creative investigations sparked? What does a state of inspiration feel like? Can inspiration be transmitted from person to person? Join us for an audio slideshow series that explores the fascinating world of how we work creatively.
Turn sound into light and back again.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Vsit a quirky kitchen where you can compose music with ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) objects.
We can't predict when an earthquake will occur, but we can avoid some potential disasters.
Join us for an interview with musician and composer Dan Deacon.
Artist Bob Miller's Light Walk at the Exploratorium will change the way you look at light, shadow, and images.
Experience Wayne Grim's sonification of the transit of Venus.
See evidence of invisible cosmic rays with Cloud Chamber.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Sometimes things are not as they appear.
Check out ColorFest, a two-month extravaganza celebrating color at the museum from July 1 to September 5.
Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or the moon? Here's your chance to find out.
Explore new social science exhibits at San Francisco’s Civic Center.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
Use printable images from our time-lapse movies to make flipbooks–handheld animations that you can make at home.
Explore some ways in which the democratic process can go wrong.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
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