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!
Can you reverse ocean acidification in a cup?
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Can you tell the difference between human and nonhuman embryos?
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
Experience A.J. Racy's compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern culture.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
What's the difference between white meat and dark meat? Which animals have which and why?
What do you really know about what you see?
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.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
What geometric shapes can you find on the playground?
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
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.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
by • June 19, 2015
Start your weekend with some of the top science news of the week.
See how 3D printing can be used to make art.
San Francisco was born in gold dust, and nearly died in rubble and ashes.
Pi Day isn't just a day—it's a way of life.
Get to know the tiny "astronauts" known as tardigrades.
Living along the continental coastline of Antarctica are the emperors and the Adélies.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
This clay building activity shows that when you make things bigger, weight increases faster than strength.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Learn about the rovers that have been exploring Mars since 2004, and view the amazing images they've taken.
Activities and History
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
What's at fault?
by Josh Bacigalupi • February 22, 2017
Adaptive Work is understanding in the face of Complexity.
Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera.
The common ground between pickles, cheese, bread, wine, and many other foods.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
The three most densely populated cities on the planet where seismologists expect major earthquakes are San Francisco, Tokyo, and Istanbul. Find out why the effects in each city will be very different.
An inside look at a chicken's egg.
The air-filled sculptures of Inflatable keep it light.
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without gla
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
Students become Internet researchers and learn about NASA satellites.
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
by Paul Doherty • March 4, 2016
How can an event end the day before it begins?
Experience Guillermo Galindo's thoughts on his boundary-breaking musical works.
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Find your rhythm—or bring to life the music in your head.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
The fact and fiction behind some bizarre gardening remedies.
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
Learn how wind energy is generated and stored at Altamont Pass.
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