Reopening July 1! What to expect
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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.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Filmmaker Paul Clipson describes his artistic process as an Artist-in-Residence.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
Explore the relationship between an object's volume and its weight.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
Explore why different soap films are different colors.
Get to know Pier 15, one of the greenest buildings around.
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
About Anaglyphs. How do I make 3-D glasses?
Learn what you'll need to break water into hydrogen and oxygen.
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
Check in on the fifth annual Science of Cocktails event.
How does the Mars rover teach us about more than space?
Using a simple trick of perspective, you can dress your friends in tiny cutout clothing.
The frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctica
This 2011 conference, hosted at the Exploratorium, explored the role aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary environments.
Learn the details of NASA's 2014 Rosetta Mission.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
A giant blob of warm water means no crab for Christmas.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
by Mary Miller • October 18, 2017
Fall is fire season in California, worse this year than ever before.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Dig into the succulent science of making things grow.
Learn about scale and structure with eight great activities designed for the elementary classroom.
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.
Get a glimpse of artist and physicist Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
Join Theo Jansen and watch the strandbeests come alive.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Enjoy this time-compressed journey along China's Silk Road.
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
Summertime in the Arctic is for the birds
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
Here are some activities that test your memory – and some things you can try to help you remember things better.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
The Curiosity rover made a discovery—now what?
Teeth are the most common fossils found. What can they tell us?
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Explore the surprising side of sound
Join us for the music/cinema duo The Freddy McGuire Show.
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