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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.
Learn about oxygen and hydrogen after water has been separated.
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
by Mary Miller • November 4, 2016
Antartica is home to the world's largest and newest marine reserve.
Learn how to fly with this neat mirror trick.
Get a glimpse of artist and physicist Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
Produce some pretty mixed-up music with this online interactive.
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
by • July 3, 2015
Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
Complete an electrical circuit with your body and explore ways to control the flow of electricity.
Mold your mind to the design history of aluminum.
Reflect on the deeper significance of Soap Film Painting.
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.
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Check out footage of a 2001 eclipse recorded from Zambia.
Modelos plásticos huecos del aparato vocal humano convierten el graznido de un pato en sonidos de vocales.
by Pearl Tesler • June 28, 2017
Cardboard gets its Amazonian strength from simple geometry.
What kinds of candy are made and enjoyed in where you live?
by Liz Ball • September 14, 2017
Cassini prepares for the end of an era.
Make a tool that lets you measure how tall a building is or how high a rocket flies.
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
A model for heart development
Watch colors play in this quick exploration of layering hues.
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