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.
Measure your reaction time with just a meter stick and some help from a friend.
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
In this memory game, a mental journey through your own house helps you remember items on a list.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
Make a photographic image without a camera!
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
by • July 3, 2015
Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
With a lens, you can bend light to make pictures of the world.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Have you ever wondered what makes blue cheese blue, or why some cheeses are hard and others soft?
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Get an overview of NASA's rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
What do you really know about what you see?
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
An inside look at a chicken's egg.
Float high in the sky on the airship Eureka.
Visit the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason to explore the science behind wind, waves, and more.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
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.
Model ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Discover the uncommon stories behind the most common fruits and vegetables.
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
The Exploratorium is more than a science museum.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
by • June 30, 2015
Fourth of July weekend is your last chance to experience the Exploratorium’s exhibits at Fort Mason.
Join us as we investigate the sweet world of sugar.
Explode your approach to vinegar and baking soda reactions.
Visit the otherworldly wind turbines of the Altamont Pass.
Most people abhor the sound of their own recorded voice. So what are these recording devices doing to our voices to make them sound so awful?
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Learn how changes in genes over generations created the modern goldfish.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
Take a look at Mars rocks with the Curiosity rover.
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