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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.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Join us to learn about NASA's InSight Lander mission.
In this video, Exploratorium educator Aiona Bones invites you to look through the vortex.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Cuatro exposiciones lo suficientemente pequeñas para caber en tarjetas postales.
Listen to internationally recognized authorities on human thought and behavior, including Temple Grandin and Paul Ekman.
A profile of frog researcher Dr. Tyrone Hayes.
What do plants know about numbers? Paul Dancstep investigates.
What happens to a cylinder when you scale it up?
Build a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.
Pi Day isn't just a day—it's a way of life.
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
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.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
What do snowflakes look like on Mars?
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Join Resonance host Sarah Cahill in interviewing the Kronos Quartet.
Take a microscopic tour of the staff of life.
An additive mixture of light makes for some colorful fun.
How far away ARE those chairs?
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Explore the idiosyncrasies of strandbeest motion as one traverses the beach.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
Join an interview with avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra.
Decorate your desktop with some of the most intriguing pattern and perception images from the Exploratorium.
Watch Venus travel in front of the Sun.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
Discover the difference between taste and smell.
See how TV screens create images from many tiny colored dots of light.
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
Experience Wayne Grim's sonification of the transit of Venus.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
Learn how to make beautiful "paintings" with soap and water.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
View the night sky from any latitude on earth, and take a guided tour of the Hawaiian star families.
How do scientists establish the age of artifacts, rocks, and settlements?
Watch this timelapse video to see a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Shake it 'til you break it (or not).
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