Masks are required for all visitors 2+. Vaccines recommended. Plan your visit
Watch a live chick as it develops from a soup of cells into an embryo with a beating heart.
This blue light lets you see microscopic blood cells in your eye.
Raise a piling to see what grows.
Explore the complexity and enormity of this grand, once-living organism.
An animal that blends in with its environment is much easier to see when it's moving than when it's still.
A sweeping glance creates images that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye.
Use your heart rate to drive the beating of human heart cells.
Explore ethical and philosophical questions about the first "immortal" cell line.
Can this artificial hand feel like part of your body?
Confusing sensory information can be profoundly disturbing.
Go deep into the development of our Give Heart Cells a Beat exhibit.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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