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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 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.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
Meet David Goodsell, a molecular biologist and artist who finds beauty in the molecules of cells.
What happens when two hockey players collide? Try our hockey collision calculator!
A brief introduction to the land of the midnight sun.
Visit Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize and the Natural History Museum in London to learn about the study of biodiversity.
Hear from artist and multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
Join us as we investigate the sweet world of sugar.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Explore an interactive map.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
What's the Higgs discovery, and what does it mean for us?
The Maya were expert sky-watchers, careful observers of the motions of the celestial bodies...
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
Resonate with Bosun's Bass, a sound work inspired by mariners' whistles.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
Why are San Francisco summers so foggy?
Commemorate the 1906 quake! Rummage through live earthquake data, subductive science, and more. Learn about earthquakes in Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter
A window on regeneration
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Explore the importance of water on the red planet.
How can something as light as air slow down a hit?
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate movement.
Take a tour of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
An inside look at a chicken's egg.
The fact and fiction behind some bizarre gardening remedies.
Learn about common electrical systems in our brains and fast-moving plants.
Explore our media collection
Watch contemporary musicians and sound artists perform and discuss their work.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Can stem cells treat Alzheimer's disease?
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Everything you ever wanted to know about bubbles, but were afraid to ask.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Activités pour la classe élémentaire.
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Ensure a successful ocean acidification experiment with these teaching tips.
Join us as we crunch our way through everything from our San Francisco sourdough to Injera and Pugliese.
Using a spectroscope, you may see that what appears to be a single color of light is really a combination of colors called a spectrum.
Learn about the rovers that have been exploring Mars since 2004, and view the amazing images they've taken.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew on the exploration vessel Nautilus as they search for hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and ancient shipwrecks.
What happens to a cylinder when you scale it up?
Enjoy Reggie Watt's take on exploration of Mars.
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
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