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Take a timeline tour of our past and present.
Build a tool that lets you do estimates using your own feet.
Get to know Pier 15, one of the greenest buildings around.
Teeth are the most common fossils found. What can they tell us?
How are creative investigations sparked? What does a state of inspiration feel like? Can inspiration be transmitted from person to person? Join us for an audio slideshow series that explores the fascinating world of how we work creatively.
The Turbulent Orb flows like the surface of Jupiter.
Turn your phone into a pocket science laboratory with tools to measure light, motion, sound, and more.
Who lives in the Arctic, and how did they get there?
Listen to internationally recognized authorities on human thought and behavior, including Temple Grandin and Paul Ekman.
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
In February 2009, the Exploratorium hosted Darwin Days, a series of presentations, debates, and discussions exploring the ways scientists continue to learn from and apply their knowledge of evolutionary biology to a broad range of pursuits.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and over walls.
A physicist, a scientist, and a musician experiment with sound, music, and acoustics using instruments both real and found.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
In Silhouette invites you to experience remarkably complex and inventive works of shadow play.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
Tour a hydroponic greenhouse in frozen Antarctica.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Listen to the sound of a rainstorm – anytime, anywhere.
A fish-eye view of the brain
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
Learn about the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
Rock out with renowned San Francisco band The Residents.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Lisa Miller is a mechanic and teacher who shows her auto shop students how to use their listening skills to fix cars.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Is there life on Mars? Our best evidence so far is a baked-potato-sized chunk of rock found in Antarctica.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger them to freeze instantly.
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Watch out for stratification of objects—it's nuts.
What time is it on Mars?
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
The Okeanos Explorer is the newest vessel in NOAA's fleet and the first to be dedicated solely to exploration and discovery missions. Follow along with the scientists and crew on their discovery voyages.
Explore our media collection
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
Meteor, meteorite, meteoroid – what's the difference?
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."