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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.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
by • June 19, 2015
Start your weekend with some of the top science news of the week.
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
Explore the evolution of music and dance with Alonzo King and Bernie Krause.
See for yourself how the tilt of the earth's axis results in what we experience as the seasons.
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
by Eileen Campbell • September 7, 2016
Road trip! Scouting Oregon locations for filming the 2017 solar eclipse.
Turn your phone into a pocket science laboratory with tools to measure light, motion, sound, and more.
Prepare for a Pacific island solar eclipse with the Exploratorium team.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
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.
Prepare to experiment with soap film by getting the necessary materials.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
See how engineers prepare Curiosity for its work on Mars.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Ever notice how noisy people are?
Stand outside on a sunny day with a watch in your hand, and you can tell which way is north.
A comprehensive tour through the weird and wonderful world of frogs.
In this activity, students make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene).
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
Find out how a cochlear implant helped one man regain the ability to listen.
How does the Mars rover teach us about more than space?
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
Enjoy the colors and textures of phenomena demonstrated by Exploratorium exhibits.
Make a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Just how do we remember a face?
A fish-eye view of the brain
Take a hands-on look at the science of cocktails.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
How many objects can you follow at once?
Experience the end of the transit of Venus.
An additive mixture of light makes for some colorful fun.
Can you believe your eyes?
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Get a glimpse of artist and physicist Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
Why do you do what you do?
Everything you ever wanted to know about bubbles, but were afraid to ask.
You can measure your reaction time with just a yardstick and some help from a friend.
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
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.
Listen to internationally recognized authorities on human thought and behavior, including Temple Grandin and Paul Ekman.
Will the "real" South Pole please stand up?
With a lens, you can bend light to make pictures of the world.
Listen to the sound of a rainstorm – anytime, anywhere.
I movimenti dei tuoi occhi faranno brillare questo disegno.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
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