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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
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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.
Find out how different kinds of candy are made in the Candy-o-matic!
Sit down for compost tea with a visionary cultivator.
Join us as we crunch our way through everything from our San Francisco sourdough to Injera and Pugliese.
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.
Watch Venus travel in front of the sun.
Get illuminated about how fireworks...well, work.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Watch totality highlights of a 2008 eclipse recorded in China.
What's the difference between white meat and dark meat? Which animals have which and why?
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
Discover the artistry behind some of cinema's most iconic scenes.
See what's on the Curiosity rover's tool belt.
See recent articles on polar science.
Create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
Art/science teams explore the underlying systems that give the San Francisco Bay Area its unique character.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
Put your mind to tackling these classic engineering problems.
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
Shred like Jimi or twang like Johnny? Find out how.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
This ancient temple holds a secret...can you reveal the mystery?
Find out how far Curiosity has traveled: read its tire tracks.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
Rock out to Mickey Hart celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge.
Enjoy this 2008 eclipse recorded from northwestern China.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
Get your ringing questions about sound answered here.
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
Learn what you'll need to break water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
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.
Modelos plásticos huecos del aparato vocal humano convierten el graznido de un pato en sonidos de vocales.
A model for heart development
Follow our crew as they visit the Dry Valleys and hike the slopes of volcanic Mt. Erebus.
Enjoy Reggie Watt's take on exploration of Mars.
Learn how to fly with this neat mirror trick.
Find out what's inside a floppy disk.
Come along as we explore the cool, dark world of cheese.
Model ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Tour a hydroponic greenhouse in frozen Antarctica.
Step inside San Francisco's landmark camera obscura with operator Robert Tacchetto.
Touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger them to freeze instantly.
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
Learn how to find the histories and origins of words.
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
APE was a four-year Exploratorium project to explore strategies and tactics to shift the role of visitors from passive recipient of information to active participant in the exhibit experience.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
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