Reopening July 1! What to expect
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.
Bay Area composer Eric Glick Rieman discusses his wide-ranging pieces.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Enter the world of felt and steam—see how hats are made.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Join us for this performance by UK-based artist Jem Finer.
The Exploratorium is taking it outside to explore natural and human-made phenomena in and around San Francisco. Look for new episodes twice each month.
Learn how eyes work, and watch a cow's eye dissection. Then follow step-by-step instructions to do a cow's eye dissection yourself.
Grain by grain, color by color—experience an elaborate Rangoli sand painting.
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflated artworks engage his audiences with the unexpected.
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
See what plankton live under and around the Exploratorium.
Close your eyes – and open your ears.
Explore the afterimages your eyes and your brain create.
When you pick up a baseball, it immediately suggests its purpose: to be thrown fast and with considerable accuracy.
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
Enjoy the cloudscape of China's Weizi Gorge.
Make a "water sandwich" and see how it interacts with light.
Can't decide if you're sandy or silty? Try this simple test.
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
Explore webcasts, stories, dispatches, photos, and articles of total and annular solar eclipses and transits.
Meteor, meteorite, meteoroid – what's the difference?
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
See how the ocean drives Bay Area weather and climate.
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.
Build a stripped-down motor, a simple, easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew on the exploration vessel Nautilus as they search for hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and ancient shipwrecks.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Take a microscopic tour of the staff of life.
Tour a hydroponic greenhouse in frozen Antarctica.
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
Explore our app and measure the time of your life.
Turn your phone into a pocket science laboratory with tools to measure light, motion, sound, and more.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
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.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
Explore our media collection
Explore the science of music with us, through these online exhibits, movies, and questions.
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
Explore an interactive map.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Find out how a cochlear implant helped one man regain the ability to listen.
Explore some ways in which the democratic process can go wrong.
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Enjoy strandbeests making their way across the beach.
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