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.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
Want to see where the biggest quakes have been this week? Follow a few of the links below to see what's shaking in your neighborhood and around the world.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles!
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
Insight into genes, reproduction, and cancer
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
Listen to Wayne Grim's musical representation of the transit of Venus.
Experience a sound collage with Jeffrey Alexander's piece "For Resonance."
The brightest buds get all the glory – but they're not just for show.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Touch, dance, or walk on the ooze known as ooblek.
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
Make a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
What do you really know about what you see?
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
Who lives in the Arctic, and how did they get there?
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers.
Get a sneak peek of the InSight Mars mission.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
Discover the uncommon stories behind the most common fruits and vegetables.
Experience the wonder of the Exploratorium's opening at Pier 15.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
San Francisco was born in gold dust, and nearly died in rubble and ashes.
Touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger them to freeze instantly.
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.
Activities and History
by Paul Doherty • March 4, 2016
How can an event end the day before it begins?
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
How does drafting help a cyclist? What is skin friction?
Celebrate musical experimentation with innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell.
Learn how to use physics to distinguish between raw eggs and hard-cooked eggs.
The fruit flies in this exhibit show just a few of the mutations that occur in natural fruit fly populations.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Learn how grafting, hybridizing, and transgenics have transformed cultivation.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
In an earthquake, some older structures collapse and others stand tall. The difference is usually retrofitting.
Decorate your white walls with rainbow colors!
The Exploratorium is a place like no other.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
Explore webcasts, stories, dispatches, photos, and articles of total and annular solar eclipses and transits.
Take a hands-on look at the science of cocktails.
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