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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.
A downloadable series of graphics from our Faultline website gives a snapshot of seismic science.
What time is it on Mars?
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
This 2011 conference, hosted at the Exploratorium, explored the role aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary environments.
Find links relevant to Mars and space exploration.
Is lithium restorative, toxic, or both? Find out here.
Explore the surprising side of color.
Meet Carlos Zapata, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
Can you take a sip of water from a cup with your eyes closed?
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
Learn how helium enables deep-sea divers to breathe under pressure.
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.
Build a stripped-down motor, a simple, easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
In this activity, students make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene).
See the light of the exhibit Aurora.
The Curiosity rover made a discovery—now what?
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Explore cantilevers and other structures by building with skewers.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
Watch Venus travel in front of the sun.
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
See how 3D printing can be used to make art.
Get a glimpse of artist and physicist Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
Use your eyes to make a bird appear in an empty cage.
Get blinded with science: investigate imaging instruments on the Mars rover.
by Rob Rothfarb • May 3, 2010
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Meditate on claiming what is truly ours in this world.
Our bodies contain 30 trillion microbes, a microbiome that seems essential for our well-being.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Get a lesson in listening from Doniga Markegard, an expert wildlife tracker.
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Enjoy footage of a total solar eclipse recorded in Turkey in 2006.
Watch colors play in this quick exploration of layering hues.
Can stem cells treat Alzheimer's disease?
Explore the relationship between an object's volume and its weight.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Sit down for compost tea with a visionary cultivator.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
See if you can put these sounds back together in this sonic jigsaw puzzle.
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
Help prepare for sea level rise by documenting King Tides.
How many pennies will your bridge hold?
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