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.
Explore new social science exhibits at San Francisco’s Civic Center.
How are creative investigations sparked? What does a state of inspiration feel like? Can inspiration be transmitted from person to person? Join us for an audio slideshow series that explores the fascinating world of how we work creatively.
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
Sink into the deeply synesthetic experience of the Joshua Light Show.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Take an impressionistic journey through the Exploratorium's Life Sciences area.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
Get an overview of NASA's rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
Discover the difference between taste and smell.
Join us as we visit the Hubble Space Telescope, and see what's happening at Mission Control.
Find out why wind resistance is a big drag for bicyclists, and use our calculator to estimate drag for yourself.
Explore the afterimages your eyes and your brain create.
Your worn shoe soles reveal whether your feet roll excessively from side to side as you walk.
Experience the end of the transit of Venus.
Art/science teams explore the underlying systems that give the San Francisco Bay Area its unique character.
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
Learn about the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Immerse yourself in Matthew Goodheart's performance for our Resonance series.
Find out how this extreme sport is governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force. Learn skateboarding history, technology, and more!
Get to know the tiny "astronauts" known as tardigrades.
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
The Maya were expert sky-watchers, careful observers of the motions of the celestial bodies...
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
Join the Exploratorium on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more.
Build cantilevers from bamboo garden poles and drinking straws and discover the importance of scale.
Visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, which studies what the universe is made of and how the universe works.
Touch supercooled water drops with an ice crystal and trigger them to freeze instantly.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
Heat-trapping gases play a major role in polar climate change.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Use the abracadabra of electrons to make tinsel fly.
Make a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.
Learn about oxygen and hydrogen after water has been separated.
Explore the Traits of Life exhibition space using this 360˚ panorama.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
Use your naked egg to experiment with osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane.
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
by Eileen Campbell • July 16, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Tonight: a quarter moon.
This new version of an old game will bend your brain.
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
How does solitary confinement affect the human brain?
Get a lesson in listening from Doniga Markegard, an expert wildlife tracker.
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