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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.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
Learn to "fly" on one of the Exploratorium's oldest exhibits.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Resonance live interview with artist Lisa Mezzacappa.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Tinker with electricity using common objects: batteries, lights, buzzers, motors, switches, etc.
What's at fault?
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Use this desktop widget to view current science news feeds on your computer.
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Open your eyes to "She Blinded Me With Science."
Our reactions may be trained, but the devices that make music sound "sad" are real enough.
Can you cover your kitchen tracks?
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
Learn how grafting, hybridizing, and transgenics have transformed cultivation.
Join us for this performance by UK-based artist Jem Finer.
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.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
The majority of Barrow residents are indigenous people who live both traditional and modern lives
Take to the skies with Virgin America's flight simulator.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Richter and beyond
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
Find out how proteins make muscles work in this original Exploratorium poster, illustrated by David Goodsell.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
Introduce students to unique life science activities that let them work with our research-quality microscopic images and videos.
Watch out for stratification of objects—it's nuts.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
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Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
By passing the winter frozen as solid as a holiday fruit cake, the wood frog breaks all rules. Scientists hoping to preserve human organs are paying close attention.
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.
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
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.
In an earthquake, some older structures collapse and others stand tall. The difference is usually retrofitting.
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Shred like Jimi or twang like Johnny? Find out how.
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Explore the mysteries of Ocean Beach's black sand (a.k.a. magnetite).
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