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Explore Wherever You Are

Explore Wherever You Are
Try out free online learning resources from the Exploratorium

Spending more time at home? Join us for an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. Dive into the Exploratorium’s vast collection of at-home activities to feed your curiosity and educational resources supporting online teaching and learning for all ages.

1. Easy at-home activities

Easy at-home activities

Exploratorium Science Snacks are free, teacher-tested, phenomena-based activities you can do at home or in your virtual classroom with inexpensive materials you probably already have on hand. We have curated Science Snacks for elementary-age students and families, and even ones inspired by Exploratorium exhibits. Whet your appetite for hands-on learning and share your journey with us at #ScienceSnacks.

Pro-tip: Most Science Snacks can be built by one person, and almost all of them can be assembled in under an hour.

Explore at-home activities


2. Science of viruses and beyond


In response to the the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Exploratorium’s scientists and educators have created the Learning Toolbox to help learners of all ages make sense of timely topics through hands-on activities at home. Explore how viruses impact us, learn what drives our social interactions, and more.

Pro-tip: Sign up for the Exploratorium newsletter to be the first to know when we release new at-home activities and tips for learning at home.

Explore viruses and us


3. Tinker at home

Tinkering projects – Light Painting

The Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio is a place for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration. Join us to explore and “think with your hands” using items you already have around the house, from staging a light painting to creating a chain reaction.

Pro-tip: If you have a camera and a flashlight, you can get started on your first Light Painting.

Explore tinkering projects


4. Science of food


Turn your kitchen into a lab with simple recipes and food-science activities from the Exploratorium, from an investigation of a water molecule to the art of popping popcorn.

Pro-tip: Browse some easy science-based recipes and a section dedicated to the science of pressure cooking.

Feast on more food science


5. Bring the Exploratorium to you

Virtual Exploratorium Tour

Here at the Exploratorium, we’ve been building our own interactive exhibits since 1969. Explore our exhibits online–from the science behind the exhibits to behind-the-scenes stories from our exhibit developers, continue following your curiosity wherever you are.

Pro-tip: For the latest tips and ideas from the Exploratorium, stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Take a virtual tour