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.
At Black Sand, see the shape of an invisible magnetic field.
Music, fear, sadness all can cause goosebumps. But why?
Watch this timelapse video to see a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo
Shake up soil and water to see liquefaction at work.
Learn about ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
by Paul Dancstep • August 25, 2015
Do prime numbers "feel" different than the other numbers?
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.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
Use your naked egg to experiment with osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane.
From 1977 until 2003, the Exploratorium published a quarterly magazine. The Exploratorium Magazine Online is a companion to selected issues of the print magazine, providing key articles and activities and including multimedia features.
Take a hands-on look at the science of cocktails.
Find a friend and try this sound localization experiement
Listen to the sound of a rainstorm – anytime, anywhere.
Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.
Tag along on The Windows, a trek to Mount Diablo.
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
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?
by Exploratorium Staff • June 3, 2015
Colleen will perform selections from her April 2015 album, Captain of None.
Playing games is a great way to exercise your brain. Even a simple game like Tic-Tac-Toe can teach you about strategy.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
Tiny shrimplike crustaceans, krill play a critical roll in many marine food webs, even feeding huge baleen whales.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
Take an exclusive tour of the Hetch Hetchy water system.
Pi Day isn't just a day—it's a way of life.
In an earthquake, some older structures collapse and others stand tall. The difference is usually retrofitting.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
Experience Wayne Grim's sonification of the transit of Venus.
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Are you quick enough to hit a 90 mph fastball?
See how TV screens create images from many tiny colored dots of light.
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
Explore the Traits of Life exhibition space using this 360˚ panorama.
Living along the continental coastline of Antarctica are the emperors and the Adélies.
Dive into compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern cultures.
Check out an interview with innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
A naked egg is an egg without a shell. Using vinegar, you can dissolve the eggshell without breaking the membrane that contains the egg.
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Get an overview of NASA's rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
Learn the science behind bad hair days, and learn how hair increases its length when humidity increases, making curly hair frizz and straight hair go limp.
Explore the surprising side of color.
Explore a part of the Galapagos that Darwin never saw.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
Nobel Laureate Symposium
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