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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.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Add and subtract colors to learn about human perception.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
See what plankton live under and around the Exploratorium.
by Eileen Campbell • January 28, 2016
Why are we going to Micronesia to broadcast a solar eclipse?
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
Join an interview with avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
How do first responders rescue whales tangled in debris?
A model for heart development
Tag along on The Windows, a trek to Mount Diablo.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
by Jackie Clay • August 13, 2015
What is love? The Really Big Questions explores that question.
Capture the sound of your beautiful voice by singing into a wok.
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
Grain by grain, color by color—experience an elaborate Rangoli sand painting.
Get mesmerized by choreographer Alonzo King and soundscape artist Bernie Krause.
Explore an interactive map.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Become an aircraft designer!
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Richter and beyond
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
Grow your own stalagmites in luscious colors.
Dig into the succulent science of making things grow.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
“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.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
Use wind to power a motor and light an LED.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Rock out with renowned San Francisco band The Residents.
Hey, what's that shiny thing over there?
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Where do all the different languages in the world come from?
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Break water into hydrogen and oxygen using a homemade electrolysis device.
Catch the Exploratorium here, there, and everywhere.
Meet Matt Smith, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Model ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
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