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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.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Explore the deadly beautiful world of carnivorous plants.
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.
Hike with artist Harrell Fletcher from the Exploratorium to Mount Diablo.
A downloadable series of graphics from our Faultline website gives a snapshot of seismic science.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
Can you tell the difference between human and nonhuman embryos?
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.
A physicist, a scientist, and a musician experiment with sound, music, and acoustics using instruments both real and found.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Explore the afterimages your eyes and your brain create.
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
Add and subtract colors to learn about human perception.
A profile of frog researcher Dr. Tyrone Hayes.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
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.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Watch Reggie Watts improvise a song about visiting Mars (or not).
Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
How many objects can you follow at once?
Your thumb and index finger can help you test a steak's degree of doneness.
Opera singers carry notes that seem to last forever. How do they do it?
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Turn your phone into a pocket science laboratory with tools to measure light, motion, sound, and more.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Pi Day isn't just a day—it's a way of life.
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
Interact with the Cafe Wall Illusion.
Sit down for compost tea with a visionary cultivator.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
How far away ARE those chairs?
What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope?
In September 2004, the Exploratorium covered a conference in the Galapagos Islands, organized by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, that considered the implications of El Niño forecasting.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Play. Invent. Explore. PIE is a group of educators who share a playful and inventive approach to teaching with technology.
Explore graphing, angles, and storytelling by building a seesaw for your smartphone.
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
Find out how different kinds of candy are made in the Candy-o-matic!
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
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