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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.
Opera singers carry notes that seem to last forever. How do they do it?
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
Did you know the Maya used two calendars? How did they know when to plan their big New Year's parties?
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Find out how far Curiosity has traveled: read its tire tracks.
Tour the Breads of the World
Introduce students to unique life science activities that let them work with our research-quality microscopic images and videos.
Learn the details of NASA's 2014 Rosetta Mission.
Find out why wind resistance is a big drag for bicyclists, and use our calculator to estimate drag for yourself.
Geometry Playground will change the way you think about geometry. This exhibition engages your hands, brain, and body in playful investigations of this most visible branch of math.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
The brightest buds get all the glory – but they're not just for show.
What do you really know about what you see?
Find out how different kinds of candy are made in the Candy-o-matic!
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Can't decide if you're sandy or silty? Try this simple test.
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
Join us to learn about NASA's InSight Lander mission.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Make a "water sandwich" and see how it interacts with light.
You’ll never think inside the box again.
Hear tales of visual-effects adventure from ILM's Lorne Peterson.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Human are preparing to travel to Mars—would you go?
Got questions about electrolysis in the classroom? We've got answers.
Meet Paul Spooner, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
Find out what it's REALLY like on Mars.
by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
A giant blob of warm water means no crab for Christmas.
Listen in on the mind behind cellist Okkyung Lee's kinetic style.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
by Exploratorium Staff • June 15, 2015
Juan Felipe Herrera has been tapped as the next poet laureate of the United States
"Mac Town," the first stop for many scientists in Antarctica, is the same as any town–only different.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
Our collaboration with Public Radio International's The World. With Public Radio International, we're taking technology news beyond the headlines.
Explore new social science exhibits at San Francisco’s Civic Center.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
APE was a four-year Exploratorium project to explore strategies and tactics to shift the role of visitors from passive recipient of information to active participant in the exhibit experience.
What's at fault?
The common ground between pickles, cheese, bread, wine, and many other foods.
Attivita per le classi Elementari e Medie.
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
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