Learn with us online while the Exploratorium is temporarily closed. You can help us reopen—donate today.
Components of force make a toy walk and stop at just the right time.
How does this stack up?
The attraction and repulsion of magnets produces entrancing, unpredictable motion.
Create graceful loops and spirals by drawing on a spinning disk.
Explore resonance to discover how objects vibrate at certain frequencies.
Demonstrate how different objects vibrate at different frequencies.
Big swings from little pulls grow.
Speed up your spin.
Copper coils become electromagnetic swings.
Boundaries are the gift that keeps on sifting.
Prove to yourself that Galileo was right.
A pendulum moving in two directions creates beautiful designs.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Get at-home activities and learning tools delivered straight to your inbox