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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.
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Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
Learn what you'll need to break water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Watch contemporary musicians and sound artists perform and discuss their work.
by Eileen Campbell • July 22, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Today: a new moon.
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
Get to know Pier 15, one of the greenest buildings around.
See how we cut the Exploratorium in two for seismic safety.
Explore some ways in which the democratic process can go wrong.
In Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Join us for this performance by UK-based artist Jem Finer.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Shake up the art of mixology with the science behind it.
Why do I hear the bass from my neighbor's stereo, but not the treble?
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
Rainbows on the ceiling, rainbows on the floor.
Travel back in time to the roots of the Exploratorium.
Find a friend and try this sound localization experiement
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
Take a look at Mars rocks with the Curiosity rover.
See evidence of invisible cosmic rays with Cloud Chamber.
You can measure your reaction time with just a yardstick and some help from a friend.
Discover secret colors hidden in a black marker!
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Today: a waning crescent moon.
Meteor, meteorite, meteoroid – what's the difference?
Add and subtract colors to learn about human perception.
Students become Internet researchers and learn about NASA satellites.
You may be surprised at the results of this "wimpy" workout.
How can something as light as air slow down a hit?
Stand in the intersection of the traditional and the avant-garde.
Delve into The Freddy McGuire Show's unnerving multimedia art.
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
A model for heart development
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Investigate the early days of the Curiosity lander on Mars.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Take a tour of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.
Bay Area composer Eric Glick Rieman discusses his wide-ranging pieces.
With a lens, you can bend light to make pictures of the world.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Visit Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize and the Natural History Museum in London to learn about the study of biodiversity.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
Want to see where the biggest quakes have been this week? Follow a few of the links below to see what's shaking in your neighborhood and around the world.
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Ever notice how noisy people are?
Los movimientos del ojo hacen parecer que el dise�o brilla.
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