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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
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How are creative investigations sparked? What does a state of inspiration feel like? Can inspiration be transmitted from person to person? Join us for an audio slideshow series that explores the fascinating world of how we work creatively.
Discover the secret colors hidden in black ink. With a paper towel, a black marker, and a cup of water, create a rainbow of colors while exploring capillary action and chromatography.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
A model for heart development
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
Modelos plásticos huecos del aparato vocal humano convierten el graznido de un pato en sonidos de vocales.
Make amazing architecture with candy and toothpicks
Build a stripped-down motor, a simple, easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.
Take an exclusive tour of the Hetch Hetchy water system.
Meet David Goodsell, a molecular biologist and artist who finds beauty in the molecules of cells.
Make it grow . . . bigger, lusher, juicier.
Visit Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize and the Natural History Museum in London to learn about the study of biodiversity.
I movimenti dei tuoi occhi faranno brillare questo disegno.
Get a lesson in listening from Doniga Markegard, an expert wildlife tracker.
Learn about the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
A downloadable series of graphics from our Faultline website gives a snapshot of seismic science.
What do you really know about what you see?
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
A brief history of Chichen Itza.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
Be mesmerized by the PVC structure that allows Strandbeests to walk.
Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera.
Join an interview with avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Explore the relationship between an object's volume and its weight.
Sometimes we can learn about outer space when space objects come to us.
Get an up-close view of the Galapagos Rift Zone.
Cuatro exposiciones lo suficientemente pequeñas para caber en tarjetas postales.
Fall into a trance with multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
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Join the Kronos Quartet for a performance like no other.
Test your memory and compare it with your friends'.
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.
Test your memory–and learn how to improve it!
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
Our reactions may be trained, but the devices that make music sound "sad" are real enough.
Step inside San Francisco's landmark camera obscura with operator Robert Tacchetto.
Learn how wind energy is generated and stored at Altamont Pass.
Los movimientos del ojo hacen parecer que el dise�o brilla.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
See recent articles on polar science.
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
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