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.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
Shred like Jimi or twang like Johnny? Find out how.
Watch Reggie Watts improvise a song about visiting Mars (or not).
Bulk up your understanding of the "muscles" that move Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
Experience the wonder of the Exploratorium's opening at Pier 15.
Uncover the everyday origins of some extraordinary instruments.
Discover the artistry behind some of cinema's most iconic scenes.
Make it grow . . . bigger, lusher, juicier.
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.
A downloadable series of graphics from our Faultline website gives a snapshot of seismic science.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Watch Venus travel in front of the sun.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Find your rhythm—or bring to life the music in your head.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
by Eclipse Field Crew • March 5, 2016
Day-by-day dispatches from our eclipse crew in Micronesia.
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium.
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
Our bodies contain 30 trillion microbes, a microbiome that seems essential for our well-being.
Build a tool that lets you do estimates using your own feet.
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
Learn more about the process of making Champagne.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
Explore Saturn, its rings and moons, and see the latest images.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
Follow our crew as they visit the Dry Valleys and hike the slopes of volcanic Mt. Erebus.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
"Mac Town," the first stop for many scientists in Antarctica, is the same as any town–only different.
Experiment with rhythm through stepping, a musical dance form that uses the body as a percussion instrument.
Meet Paul Spooner, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or the moon? Here's your chance to find out.
Explore gluten, the substance that gives bread its structure.
Get your ringing questions about sound answered here.
Learn about the rovers that have been exploring Mars since 2004, and view the amazing images they've taken.
Experience a sound collage with Jeffrey Alexander's piece "For Resonance."
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
Explore our media collection
What does it take to support life—or to prevent it?
by Liz Ball • July 13, 2017
Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
by Rob Rothfarb • May 3, 2010
Two Vocal Visualizers are better than one.
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
The fact and fiction behind some bizarre gardening remedies.
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