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Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home.
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.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Join curator Marina McDougall for a conversation with photographer Lena Herzog.
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
Get your ringing questions about sound answered here.
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Measure your reaction time with just a meter stick and some help from a friend.
In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. She could not own property in her own name after marriage. But she could play ball. . .
We can't predict when an earthquake will occur, but we can avoid some potential disasters.
Celebrate musical experimentation with innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Explore cantilevers and other structures by building with skewers.
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Join an interview with avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Learn how to find the histories and origins of words.
Map sunspots and build an apparatus for safe sunspot viewing!
Get outside and explore geometry (and other math) all around you.
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
Join the Exploratorium on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more.
Take an impressionistic journey through the Exploratorium's Life Sciences area.
Using a simple trick of perspective, you can dress your friends in tiny cutout clothing.
From 1977 until 2003, the Exploratorium published a quarterly magazine. The Exploratorium Magazine Online is a companion to selected issues of the print magazine, providing key articles and activities and including multimedia features.
I movimenti dei tuoi occhi faranno brillare questo disegno.
Consider the volcanic origins of sulfur’s fire-and-brimstone reputation.
What geometric shapes can you find on the playground?
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Get to know essential, explosive sodium.
Pick one and guess the source
Our reactions may be trained, but the devices that make music sound "sad" are real enough.
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
The 1906 earthquake jolted geologists into focusing on how and why faults break loose.
Learn to use the Wired Pier Data Explorer web app.
Can you tell the difference between human and nonhuman embryos?
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
Complete an electrical circuit with your body and explore ways to control the flow of electricity.
See for yourself how the tilt of the earth's axis results in what we experience as the seasons.
Learn about ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
Split light using an outdated form of music storage.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
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