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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.
Discover music where you never thought you'd find it.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Experience the slow majesty of the transit of Venus.
by Jackie Clay • June 2, 2015
Exploratorium staff scientist fills us in on “why do we do what we do.”
How do scientists establish the age of artifacts, rocks, and settlements?
Explore the science of music with us, through these online exhibits, movies, and questions.
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
Explore graphing, angles, and storytelling by building a seesaw for your smartphone.
Zoom into a fossil chimp tooth.
Find out how your eyes work and watch a real dissection of a cow's eye.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Go inside the Industrial Light & Magic model shop.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Explore the value of objects lost and recovered.
Get an overview of NASA's rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
Our collaboration with Public Radio International's The World. With Public Radio International, we're taking technology news beyond the headlines.
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
Sit down for compost tea with a visionary cultivator.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
See the tiny disk of Mercury slowly travel across the face of the sun in this rare event.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Learn how some vibrant seniors exercise their minds, and find out what you can do to help your own memory.
A model for heart development
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, which studies what the universe is made of and how the universe works.
See how TV screens create images from many tiny colored dots of light.
Activities and History
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
by Paul Doherty • February 29, 2016
Teaching students in Yap, Micronesia, about eclipses and sun-viewing safety.
Get to know Pier 15, one of the greenest buildings around.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.
In September 2004, the Exploratorium covered a conference in the Galapagos Islands, organized by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, that considered the implications of El Niño forecasting.
Summertime in the Arctic is for the birds
Can stem cells treat Alzheimer's disease?
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
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