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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.
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
Model ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
Build a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.
Reflect on the deeper significance of Soap Film Painting.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
What do you really know about what you see?
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Use printable images from our time-lapse movies to make flipbooks–handheld animations that you can make at home.
Activités pour la classe élémentaire.
The air-filled sculptures of Inflatable keep it light.
Follow a research buoy's journey to the Bay.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
APE was a four-year Exploratorium project to explore strategies and tactics to shift the role of visitors from passive recipient of information to active participant in the exhibit experience.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Find links relevant to Mars and space exploration.
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Make a photographic image without a camera!
In this video, Exploratorium educator Aiona Bones invites you to look through the vortex.
Scientific knowledge and a few chemical concoctions can get you through a Bad Hair Day.
Visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, which studies what the universe is made of and how the universe works.
A series of talks celebrating both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the Eames design legacy.
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Two Vocal Visualizers are better than one.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Learn to measure the efficiency of a solar cell.
Imagine yourself in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. You've been sailing for weeks, and there's no land in sight. Do you know where you are? Do you know which way to go?
Opera singers carry notes that seem to last forever. How do they do it?
Everyone seems to love the sound of their own voice in the shower. That's because a simple shower stall produces some complex sound-altering effects.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
by Paul Doherty • March 4, 2016
How can an event end the day before it begins?
In Silhouette invites you to experience remarkably complex and inventive works of shadow play.
Explore the elements of a scientific paper.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Get to know the tiny "astronauts" known as tardigrades.
Technological developments have changed how we view Earth. See LandSat images and learn more about our home planet.
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without gla
Join us for an interview with UK-based artist Jem Finer.
Big magnets and black sand were made for play.
In celebration of Albert Einstein's work in 1905, science laboratories and museum around the world (including the Exploratorium) participated in a twelve-hour webcast that explored Einstein's influence on current physics research.
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