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Learning Toolbox: Engage in activities about the science of coronavirus and explore our online resources for learning at home.
Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on exhibits.
Global Climate Change Explorer • Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Wired Pier Environmental Field Station • Explore weather, air quality, and water conditions from San Francisco Bay
Dive into websites, activities, apps, and more.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
Experiment with rhythm through stepping, a musical dance form that uses the body as a percussion instrument.
Discover the secret colors hidden in black ink. With a paper towel, a black marker, and a cup of water, create a rainbow of colors while exploring capillary action and chromatography.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
Are you spinning in circles, or is it the world that's moving?
How far away ARE those chairs?
by • June 19, 2015
Start your weekend with some of the top science news of the week.
Learn about the rovers that have been exploring Mars since 2004, and view the amazing images they've taken.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
Explore the scientific, historical, and cultural context behind a new opera about the first atomic bomb test.
We Moved! Follow Us to San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront
Explore the influence of phytoplankton and how their populations are changing.
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
by • July 3, 2015
Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
A model for heart development
Produce some pretty mixed-up music with this online interactive.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
Pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground.
Create a unique structure that spins in the wind and then experiment with its rotation.
See a Curiosity rover model on loan from NASA.
Model ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
How has imagery changed the way we look at our bodies—over time and in different cultures?
Can you reverse ocean acidification in a cup?
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Leonardo's famous painting is used in an interesting perceptual experiment.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Enjoy footage of a total solar eclipse recorded in Turkey in 2006.
Explore a part of the Galapagos that Darwin never saw.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
Explore light, shadow, and motion using a variety of simple materials and light sources.
Find out why wind resistance is a big drag for bicyclists, and use our calculator to estimate drag for yourself.
Explore the creative process behind Theo Jansen's extraordinary strandbeests.
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Watch this timelapse video to see a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo
Rainbows on the ceiling, rainbows on the floor.
Make it grow . . . bigger, lusher, juicier.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
Touch, dance, or walk on the ooze known as ooblek.
The Science Information Infrastructure (SII) is a collaboration among teachers and scientists. The SII at the Exploratorium is developing educational resources using NASA images and datasets.
by Mary Miller • July 19, 2019
Live chat with an Arctic research expedition.
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