View mind & perception websites and get hands-on through activities on the Exploratorium website. For 40-plus years, we’ve offered creative, thought-provoking exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
Can you take a sip of water from a cup with your eyes closed?
Turn a rapidly flickering line of light into a complete image by shaking your head.
Make a bright spot brighter.
A colored object may look different against different-colored backgrounds.
A face seen upside down may hold some surprises.
Make the palm of your hand appear to squirm and twist.
We know where our bodies are even with our eyes closed.
What you see is often affected by what you expect to see.
See pictures in thin air.
What happens when you get off the merry-go-round?
Learn how to fly with this neat mirror trick.
Make a friend disappear, leaving only a smile behind.