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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 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.
Decorate your white walls with rainbow colors!
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains what forms a wave.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
What's at fault?
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
How do scientific discoveries become practical inventions?
We can't predict when an earthquake will occur, but we can avoid some potential disasters.
Produce some pretty mixed-up music with this online interactive.
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
In 2009, the ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations) Partners hosted a national symposium held at the Exploratorium to discuss the effects of climate change on the planet. You can watch archived webcasts of the symposium.
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Listen in on the mind behind cellist Okkyung Lee's kinetic style.
Celebrate musical experimentation with innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell.
Take a peek at the colorful world of plant sex.
Pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
What's the science behind a home run? Why do curveballs curve? Learn about the game from players from the S.F. Giants & Oakland A's.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
Artist Bob Miller's Light Walk at the Exploratorium will change the way you look at light, shadow, and images.
Get up close and personal with a sucrose molecule.
How does ocean acidification affect humans and sea life?
Touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger them to freeze instantly.
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
Imagine yourself in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. You've been sailing for weeks, and there's no land in sight. Do you know where you are? Do you know which way to go?
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Step inside San Francisco's landmark camera obscura with operator Robert Tacchetto.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Just how do we remember a face?
Find out how proteins make muscles work in this original Exploratorium poster, illustrated by David Goodsell.
Watch Theo Jansen prepare to release a strandbeest on the beach.
Oren Ambarchi shares his sound-world of visceral guitar abstraction and fragile textures.
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
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