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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on 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.
Complete an electrical circuit with your body and explore ways to control the flow of electricity.
Find out what's inside a floppy disk.
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
Learn how wind energy is generated and stored at Altamont Pass.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Not all shadows are black. Discover a rainbow of shadows here.
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
Get to know essential, explosive sodium.
Take an exclusive tour of the Hetch Hetchy water system.
Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflated artworks engage his audiences with the unexpected.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Use wind to power a motor and light an LED.
See where Exploratorium solar eclipse broadcasts have been—and where they're going.
APE was a four-year Exploratorium project to explore strategies and tactics to shift the role of visitors from passive recipient of information to active participant in the exhibit experience.
Build a stripped-down motor, a simple, easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.
A model for heart development
Interact with the Cafe Wall Illusion.
Learn how living things get energy from dead ones in this interactive exhibit.
Explore the afterimages your eyes and your brain create.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Open a celestial and technological time capsule—watch this eclipse webcast.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
How can something as light as air slow down a hit?
Lisa Miller is a mechanic and teacher who shows her auto shop students how to use their listening skills to fix cars.
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Experience the thrill of Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.
Experience Wayne Grim's sonification of the transit of Venus.
Investigate actual images of the Martian surface taken by the rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
Experience this unique piece by Chloe Stamper, performed at Resonance.
Got questions about electrolysis in the classroom? We've got answers.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Experiment with rhythm through stepping, a musical dance form that uses the body as a percussion instrument.
A series of talks celebrating both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the Eames design legacy.
Take a peek at the colorful world of plant sex.
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
See evidence of invisible cosmic rays with Cloud Chamber.
What kinds of candy are made and enjoyed in where you live?
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Listen to the 21 calls of Tim Hawkinson's "Bosun's Bass."
Watch and listen as Wayne Grim turns light into sound.
This ancient temple holds a secret...can you reveal the mystery?
See links relevant to the themes presented in the Traits of Life exhibition.
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate movement.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
Hear audio clips of the ambient sounds of the rain forest at night near Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Take a microscopic tour of the staff of life.
A brief history of Chichen Itza.
Explore gluten, the substance that gives bread its structure.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
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