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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.
We Moved! Follow Us to San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront
Explore new social science exhibits at San Francisco’s Civic Center.
Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera.
by Rob Rothfarb • February 11, 2011
Visitors experienced the sights and smells of "Meta Cookie', an augmented reality installation at After Dark: Get Surreal.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Go deep into the development of our Give Heart Cells a Beat exhibit.
The common ground between pickles, cheese, bread, wine, and many other foods.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
A model for heart development
Why do wintergreen LifeSavers spark in the dark?
Join an interview with avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra.
Investigate actual images of the Martian surface taken by the rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
Listen in on the mind behind cellist Okkyung Lee's kinetic style.
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.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Are there meat by-products in makeup? Can you guess where you might find them?
Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon connects the audience to the player-piano.
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Enjoy strandbeests making their way across the beach.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
Learn how to tie the six knots most useful on a voyaging canoe.
Visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, which studies what the universe is made of and how the universe works.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Want to understand how to predict when the good waves are coming to your shore? It helps to start with the basics behind the formation of ocean waves.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Plants and people alike. We all have a need to feed.
See the tiny disk of Mercury slowly travel across the face of the sun in this rare event.
You can mix just three colors of light to make over 16 million different colors!
View the night sky from any latitude on earth, and take a guided tour of the Hawaiian star families.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Using a spectroscope, you may see that what appears to be a single color of light is really a combination of colors called a spectrum.
Find the answers to common Sport! Science questions.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Discover the difference between taste and smell.
Visit Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize and the Natural History Museum in London to learn about the study of biodiversity.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
This simple paper toy spins through the air like a mini-helicopter!
Teeth are the most common fossils found. What can they tell us?
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.
Human corpses decay alfresco, all in the name of forensic science.
Make very, very, very tiny lightning, anytime you want!
Map sunspots and build an apparatus for safe sunspot viewing!
Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew on the exploration vessel Nautilus as they search for hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and ancient shipwrecks.
What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope?
What do you really know about what you see?
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