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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on 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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Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Before there were clocks, people used shadows to tell time!
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
A naked egg is an egg without a shell. Using vinegar, you can dissolve the eggshell without breaking the membrane that contains the egg.
Meet Matt Smith, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and over walls.
Build a tool that lets you do estimates using your own feet.
Learn the science behind bad hair days, and learn how hair increases its length when humidity increases, making curly hair frizz and straight hair go limp.
Get some illumination on the history and science of fireworks.
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
See how engineers prepare Curiosity for its work on Mars.
Explore the science of baseball, skateboarding, surfing, hockey and cycling.
Explore the idiosyncrasies of strandbeest motion as one traverses the beach.
by Mary Miller • August 20, 2016
Join a Live Deep Sea Exploration of our Coastal Sanctuary
Listen to internationally recognized authorities on human thought and behavior, including Temple Grandin and Paul Ekman.
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