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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.
Experience the waving, wavering motion of the LIGO wall.
Step inside San Francisco's landmark camera obscura with operator Robert Tacchetto.
Can you tell the difference between human and nonhuman embryos?
Listen in on conversations with Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, and others in Speaking of Music Rewind.
What do you really know about what you see?
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
Make a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Join us for an interview with musician and composer Dan Deacon.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
Learn more about the process of making Champagne.
Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon connects the audience to the player-piano.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
Living along the continental coastline of Antarctica are the emperors and the Adélies.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
A series of talks celebrating both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the Eames design legacy.
What kinds of candy are made and enjoyed in where you live?
Explore the mysterious interactions between light and geography through the eyes and works of artists Charles Ross and James Turrell.
Open your eyes to "She Blinded Me With Science."
Find out how Curiosity keeps on trucking.
You can make sentences without words!
Touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger them to freeze instantly.
A drop of water makes a fine magnifying lens.
Produce some pretty mixed-up music with this online interactive.
Why do teens take risks, and what do our notions of risk tell us about the dangers of growing up?
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
How does drafting help a cyclist? What is skin friction?
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
Zoom into a fossil chimp tooth.
Explore the deadly beautiful world of carnivorous plants.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
See how our location over San Francisco Bay helps save energy.
Listen to the 21 calls of Tim Hawkinson's "Bosun's Bass."
by Eileen Campbell • September 7, 2016
Road trip! Scouting Oregon locations for filming the 2017 solar eclipse.
Learn how living things get energy from dead ones in this interactive exhibit.
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Join us to learn about NASA's InSight Lander mission.
Sink into the deeply synesthetic experience of the Joshua Light Show.
Using a simple trick of perspective, you can dress your friends in tiny cutout clothing.
Get caught up in the whimsy of the Tinkerer's Clock.
Explore the scientific, historical, and cultural context behind a new opera about the first atomic bomb test.
Play with the stuff that makes dough stretchy.
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Meet Paul Spooner, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
Find links relevant to research at the poles.
by Paul Doherty • March 4, 2016
How can an event end the day before it begins?
Use real data to learn about worldwide plankton populations.
Where do all the different languages in the world come from?
Follow our crew as they visit the Dry Valleys and hike the slopes of volcanic Mt. Erebus.
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
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