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12+. Plan your visit
Learn how some vibrant seniors exercise their minds, and find out what you can do to help your own memory.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Follow scientists looking for life in the hot springs of the Russian Far East.
Explore our media collection
Come with us to Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico, which is rich with thousand-year-old artifacts of the ancient Pueblo culture and contains sites that appear to have been astronomical observatories.
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
Listen in on conversations with Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, and others in Speaking of Music Rewind.
Explore the science of music with us, through these online exhibits, movies, and questions.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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