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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 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.
by Rob Rothfarb • February 11, 2011
Visitors experienced the sights and smells of "Meta Cookie', an augmented reality installation at After Dark: Get Surreal.
What's the quietest sound you can find – and how can you find it? Download listening tips.
Get to know the early electronic instrument the ondes Martenot.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
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.
Get to know automata maker Kazu Harada's artistic journey.
How does solitary confinement affect the human brain?
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
The common ground between pickles, cheese, bread, wine, and many other foods.
Find out how a cochlear implant helped one man regain the ability to listen.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
How does drafting help a cyclist? What is skin friction?
Meet the robotic explorers that landed on Mars in 2004, and check out their tools and instruments.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
Learn how some vibrant seniors exercise their minds, and find out what you can do to help your own memory.
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Play a memory concentration game: Listen closely then match pairs of sounds.
Stand in the intersection of the traditional and the avant-garde.
Explore some ways in which the democratic process can go wrong.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Heat-trapping gases play a major role in polar climate change.
Your brain is always looking for blank spaces and filling them in. Sometimes, your brain leaps to the wrong conclusion. Then you get a surprise!
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
What do snowflakes look like on Mars?
Tinker with electricity using common objects: batteries, lights, buzzers, motors, switches, etc.
Experiment with water, temperature, and light to see what makes a seed come out of its shell.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Two Vocal Visualizers are better than one.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Find out how different kinds of candy are made in the Candy-o-matic!
Explore the rhythm of "Child's Play" with composer Jason Bolte.
How do scientists establish the age of artifacts, rocks, and settlements?
Experience A.J. Racy's compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern culture.
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
See links relevant to the themes presented in the Traits of Life exhibition.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Learn about bike gears using thread spools and a rubber band.
Join Resonance host Sarah Cahill in interviewing the Kronos Quartet.
Turn your phone into a pocket science laboratory with tools to measure light, motion, sound, and more.
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
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