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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on 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.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Watch a magnet repel a grape and consider different types of magnetism.
Become an aircraft designer!
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Activities and History
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Explore the surprising side of sound
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Investigate lasers with the students of XTech.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Join us as we crunch our way through everything from our San Francisco sourdough to Injera and Pugliese.
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Go into the studio with some of the automata artists from our Curious Contraptions exhibition.
What time is it on Mars?
View the full eclipse visible from China in 2008.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Feel the beat of Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
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