Reopening July 1! What to expect
Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home.
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 interactive 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.
It's easy to fold a sheet of paper in half. But can you fold a sheet of paper in half ten times?
Explore an interactive map.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
See what's on the Curiosity rover's tool belt.
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
In 2009, the ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations) Partners hosted a national symposium held at the Exploratorium to discuss the effects of climate change on the planet. You can watch archived webcasts of the symposium.
by Eileen Campbell • September 7, 2016
Road trip! Scouting Oregon locations for filming the 2017 solar eclipse.
Can you reverse ocean acidification in a cup?
How can forensic science become more scientific?
Listen to internationally recognized authorities on human thought and behavior, including Temple Grandin and Paul Ekman.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Make a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.
The fact and fiction behind some bizarre gardening remedies.
Experience Miwa Matreyek's wondrous journeys at our Pier 15 opening.
With a lens, you can bend light to make pictures of the world.
by Eclipse Field Crew • February 29, 2016
Dispatches from our crew in Micronesia.
Observe Theo Jansen and a strandbeest strolling on a sunny beach.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
The Maya were expert sky-watchers, careful observers of the motions of the celestial bodies...
Learn how to make beautiful "paintings" with soap and water.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Experience the Exploratorium's traveling road show all over San Francisco.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
What do you really know about what you see?
Get mesmerized by choreographer Alonzo King and soundscape artist Bernie Krause.
Take a timeline tour of our past and present.
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
Learn about oxygen and hydrogen after water has been separated.
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. She could not own property in her own name after marriage. But she could play ball. . .
San Francisco was born in gold dust, and nearly died in rubble and ashes.
In September 2004, the Exploratorium covered a conference in the Galapagos Islands, organized by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, that considered the implications of El Niño forecasting.
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
What kinds of candy are made and enjoyed in where you live?
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Do you have a staring problem?
What does it take to support life—or to prevent it?
by Rob Rothfarb • May 3, 2010
A model for heart development
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