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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.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
A model for heart development
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
The majority of Barrow residents are indigenous people who live both traditional and modern lives
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
I movimenti dei tuoi occhi faranno brillare questo disegno.
Explore an interactive map.
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
Buy discounted tickets online—hop-off at stop #3 to visit the Exploratorium.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Explore our media collection
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
Create a unique structure that spins in the wind and then experiment with its rotation.
Grain by grain, color by color—experience an elaborate Rangoli sand painting.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium.
Learn about scale and structure with eight great activities designed for the elementary classroom.
How can forensic science become more scientific?
by Rob Rothfarb • May 3, 2010
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Experience the delicately crafted, otherworldly pop songs of French musician Colleen.
The three most densely populated cities on the planet where seismologists expect major earthquakes are San Francisco, Tokyo, and Istanbul. Find out why the effects in each city will be very different.
Enjoy the cloudscape of China's Weizi Gorge.
Watch out for stratification of objects—it's nuts.
Resonance live interview with artist Lisa Mezzacappa.
Explore the surprising side of sound
Can't decide if you're sandy or silty? Try this simple test.
To understand how skaters turn in midair, try this little experiment.
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.
Learn about origami, make your own paper, and find out the best way to fold a paper airplane.
Discover the artistry behind some of cinema's most iconic scenes.
See a Curiosity rover model on loan from NASA.
Oren Ambarchi shares his sound-world of deep guitar abstraction and light-as-air textures.
Prepare to experiment with soap film by getting the necessary materials.
Watch the entire 2016 total solar eclipse in Micronesia.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
the Fudge House on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco!
by Eclipse Field Crew • March 5, 2016
Day-by-day dispatches from our eclipse crew in Micronesia.
How do scientists establish the age of artifacts, rocks, and settlements?
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Begin a journey through the periodic table with hydrogen.
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
by Exploratorium Staff • June 4, 2015
MIT cognitive scientist and Exploratorium Osher Fellow Aude Oliva researches what makes a photo memorable.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
How does solitary confinement affect the human brain?
Get mesmerized by choreographer Alonzo King and soundscape artist Bernie Krause.
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