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Discover music where you never expected to find it.
Explore the surrounding sounds that everyday objects make. Build a noise contraption from these objects, then add a PicoCricket to automate your contraption. Finally, add a light sensor and program your sound automata to "play" when triggered by light.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
How do you decide to share, help, and collaborate with others?
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
"Mac Town," the first stop for many scientists in Antarctica, is the same as any town–only different.
How do different sounds combine to make the unique audio environments of specific places? Build the soundscapes of a beach and a train station.
In celebration of Albert Einstein's work in 1905, science laboratories and museum around the world (including the Exploratorium) participated in a twelve-hour webcast that explored Einstein's influence on current physics research.
Tour the Breads of the World
The three most densely populated cities on the planet where seismologists expect major earthquakes are San Francisco, Tokyo, and Istanbul. Find out why the effects in each city will be very different.
Explore the surprising side of sound
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
What do you really know about what you see?
What makes Antarctica inhospitable to life also makes it ideal for astronomy.
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Nobel Laureate Symposium
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
Get a lesson in listening from Doniga Markegard, an expert wildlife tracker.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. She could not own property in her own name after marriage. But she could play ball. . .
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
Pick one and guess the source
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.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Millions of people around the world struggle to live with corneal blindness—the loss of sight caused by damage to the surface of the eye. It's a treatable condition with a clear solution: a corneal transplant. This Science in the City episode highlights the work SightLife is doing to help end corneal blindness by making transplants possible.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Learn about origami, make your own paper, and find out the best way to fold a paper airplane.
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
The frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctica
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
Visit an organic egg farm, and see the science behind raising those eggs.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Do the Bird in a Cage experiment with some basic materials.
Learn about the most important piece of equipment-- your feet!
A fish-eye view of the brain
How many objects can you follow at once?
Turn a flickering light into a complete image in your eye.
In February 2009, the Exploratorium hosted Darwin Days, a series of presentations, debates, and discussions exploring the ways scientists continue to learn from and apply their knowledge of evolutionary biology to a broad range of pursuits.
Examine words from different languages and determine which two languages are the most closely related.
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
See if you can put these sounds back together in this sonic jigsaw puzzle.
Buy discounted tickets online—hop-off at stop #3 to visit the Exploratorium.
How do you chase a comet—and how do you stop?
Learn how some vibrant seniors exercise their minds, and find out what you can do to help your own memory.
Explore the strangest of strange attractors, the Lorenz butterfly.
What's the quietest sound you can find – and how can you find it? Download listening tips.
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.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!