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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.
Learn to "fly" on one of the Exploratorium's oldest exhibits.
Watch Theo Jansen prepare to release a strandbeest on the beach.
Use your naked egg to experiment with osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane.
Summertime in the Arctic is for the birds
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Scientific knowledge and a few chemical concoctions can get you through a Bad Hair Day.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Learn how wind energy is generated and stored at Altamont Pass.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
For accuracy, it's best to use both a candy thermometer and the cold water test when making candy.
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
Discover music where you never thought you'd find it.
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
Can't decide if you're sandy or silty? Try this simple test.
Leonardo's famous painting is used in an interesting perceptual experiment.
This series of activities explores those handiest of appendages, your hands.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
The common ground between pickles, cheese, bread, wine, and many other foods.
Introduce students to unique life science activities that let them work with our research-quality microscopic images and videos.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Stories about science, art, and human perception—from 1998.
Walk the border with Guillermo Galindo's boundary-breaking artistic work.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
What's the science behind a home run? Why do curveballs curve? Learn about the game from players from the S.F. Giants & Oakland A's.
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