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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.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
A brief history of Chichen Itza.
by Chad Lange • February 7, 2018
Follow one allergic patient's journey from peanut fearer to peanut conqueror.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
“No way! I lost a lot of cows last year!” is not something you’d expect to hear on the floor of a science museum.
Make it grow . . . bigger, lusher, juicier.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
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.
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope?
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
Learn how to use physics to distinguish between raw eggs and hard-cooked eggs.
The Science Information Infrastructure (SII) is a collaboration among teachers and scientists. The SII at the Exploratorium is developing educational resources using NASA images and datasets.
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Learn how eyes work, and watch a cow's eye dissection. Then follow step-by-step instructions to do a cow's eye dissection yourself.
Follow a research buoy's journey to the Bay.
The air-filled sculptures of Inflatable keep it light.
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Shake up the art of mixology with the science behind it.
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
Can you cover your kitchen tracks?
How can something as light as air slow down a hit?
A brief introduction to the land of the midnight sun.
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Find out what's inside a floppy disk.
View the full eclipse visible from China in 2008.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
The Turbulent Orb flows like the surface of Jupiter.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
by • June 19, 2015
Start your weekend with some of the top science news of the week.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Meteor, meteorite, meteoroid – what's the difference?
The Instruments Aboard the Mars Exploration Rover
An additive mixture of light makes for some colorful fun.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Get caught up in the whimsy of the Tinkerer's Clock.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
How does solitary confinement affect the human brain?
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
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Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
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