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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 interactive 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.
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
by Josh Bacigalupi • September 26, 2016
Complexity: what is it and why it matters
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Everyone seems to love the sound of their own voice in the shower. That's because a simple shower stall produces some complex sound-altering effects.
Discover the difference between taste and smell.
Rainbows on the ceiling, rainbows on the floor.
Learn more about the process of making Champagne.
Brush up on the basics of Mars and Mars rovers.
Resonance live interview with artist Lisa Mezzacappa.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Big magnets and black sand were made for play.
This 2011 conference, hosted at the Exploratorium, explored the role aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary environments.
Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflated artworks engage his audiences with the unexpected.
Take a look at Mars rocks with the Curiosity rover.
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