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See how well various materials conduct electricity and use Science Journal to explore your data.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
Experience the thrill of pickle making, and explore how a cucumber becomes a pickle.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
The three most densely populated cities on the planet where seismologists expect major earthquakes are San Francisco, Tokyo, and Istanbul. Find out why the effects in each city will be very different.
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.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Find out why wind resistance is a big drag for bicyclists, and use our calculator to estimate drag for yourself.
A brief history of Chichen Itza.
Richter and beyond
Join us as we crunch our way through everything from our San Francisco sourdough to Injera and Pugliese.
Experience the delicately crafted, otherworldly pop songs of French musician Colleen.
Activities and History
Technological developments have changed how we view Earth. See LandSat images and learn more about our home planet.
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.
Why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? Grab a basketball and some paperclips and find out!
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
How can forensic science become more scientific?
Consider the possible effects of early Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Meet Paul Spooner, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
Using a simple trick of perspective, you can dress your friends in tiny cutout clothing.
Visit an organic egg farm, and see the science behind raising those eggs.
A drop of water makes a fine magnifying lens.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Listen in on the mind behind cellist Okkyung Lee's kinetic style.
Learn how living things get energy from dead ones in this interactive exhibit.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."