Reopening July 1! What to expect
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.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
A profile of frog researcher Dr. Tyrone Hayes.
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
Imagine yourself in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. You've been sailing for weeks, and there's no land in sight. Do you know where you are? Do you know which way to go?
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Watch ancient text revealed and read for the first time in a thousand years!
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.
by Eileen Campbell • January 28, 2016
Why are we going to Micronesia to broadcast a solar eclipse?
Go behind the scenes of Self, Made with its curators and advisors.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Sometimes we can learn about outer space when space objects come to us.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Meet Paul Spooner, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
What's at fault?
Saving seeds helps preserve the culture of Native American farmers in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Enjoy the cloudscape of China's Weizi Gorge.
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Find your rhythm—or bring to life the music in your head.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
In this activity, students make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene).
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
See the light of the exhibit Aurora.
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
You can make sentences without words!
Visit the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason to explore the science behind wind, waves, and more.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Got questions about electrolysis in the classroom? We've got answers.
Listen in on the mind behind cellist Okkyung Lee's kinetic style.
Learn to measure the efficiency of a solar cell.
Test your memory and compare it with your friends'.
It's not just the moon that causes ocean tides.
Find links relevant to Mars and space exploration.
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.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Shake it 'til you break it (or not).
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Rock out with renowned San Francisco band The Residents.
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
by Josh Bacigalupi • September 26, 2016
Complexity: what is it and why it matters
A downloadable series of graphics from our Faultline website gives a snapshot of seismic science.
You can mix just three colors of light to make over 16 million different colors!
Explore the science of baseball, skateboarding, surfing, hockey and cycling.
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