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Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home.
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.
Meet the robotic explorers that landed on Mars in 2004, and check out their tools and instruments.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Meet Fi Henshall, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium.
Hey, what's that shiny thing over there?
Explore sound waves in this resonant presentation.
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Make a crowd-pleasing noisemaker called a sound sandwich, which you can adjust to raise or lower its pitch.
Two Vocal Visualizers are better than one.
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
Just how do we remember a face?
Explore the deadly beautiful world of carnivorous plants.
Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and over walls.
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
A physicist, a scientist, and a musician experiment with sound, music, and acoustics using instruments both real and found.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Grow marshmallows to monstrous proportions!
Stand in the intersection of the traditional and the avant-garde.
Explore the strangest of strange attractors, the Lorenz butterfly.
Get a lesson in listening from Doniga Markegard, an expert wildlife tracker.
Groove to Thomas Dolby with "She Blinded Me With Science."
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
What's at fault?
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Find links relevant to research at the poles.
Explore an interactive map.
Explore webcasts, stories, dispatches, photos, and articles of total and annular solar eclipses and transits.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera.
Activities and History
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
Use a sheet of liquid crystal to learn about how infrared cameras work.
A rock-climbing physicist explores the mechanics of his hands.
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What time is it on Mars?
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