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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.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers.
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without gla
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease—on an airship.
Can you cover your kitchen tracks?
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Learn about bike gears using thread spools and a rubber band.
Catch a wave—then measure it, reflect it, and see what happens.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
See how we cut the Exploratorium in two for seismic safety.
A brief introduction to the land of the midnight sun.
Discover the uncommon stories behind the most common fruits and vegetables.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Make your own miniature "Lava Lite."
Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film.
Visit an organic egg farm, and see the science behind raising those eggs.
Rock out with renowned San Francisco band The Residents.
Get up close and personal with a sucrose molecule.
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
Staff member Vivian Altmann presents the "Snack" Water-Bottle Membranophone." Make some noise with simple materials.
Find out how this extreme sport is governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force. Learn skateboarding history, technology, and more!
San Francisco was born in gold dust, and nearly died in rubble and ashes.
We can't predict when an earthquake will occur, but we can avoid some potential disasters.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Visit the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason to explore the science behind wind, waves, and more.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
Vsit a quirky kitchen where you can compose music with ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) objects.
the Fudge House on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco!
Explore the surprising side of sound
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.
Make a piece of tinsel fly—learn how here.
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