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.
Enjoy the colors and textures of phenomena demonstrated by Exploratorium exhibits.
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
This simple paper toy spins through the air like a mini-helicopter!
An artist paints his childhood home from memory.
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.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Bulk up your understanding of the "muscles" that move Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
We Moved! Follow Us to San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
Do a card trick that's guaranteed to make you look like a mind reader.
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
Four times over 100-plus years, major initiatives have brought together scientists from around the globe to collaboratively study the poles.
Experience the delicately crafted, otherworldly pop songs of French musician Colleen.
Flying tinsel isn't magic—it's repelling electrostatic charges.
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew on the exploration vessel Nautilus as they search for hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and ancient shipwrecks.
Relive the excitement of the Mars rover landing.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Touch, dance, or walk on the ooze known as ooblek.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
What makes Antarctica inhospitable to life also makes it ideal for astronomy.
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Consider the possible effects of early Alzheimer's diagnosis.
See a Curiosity rover model on loan from NASA.
Why do I hear the bass from my neighbor's stereo, but not the treble?
Meet Carlos Zapata, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
by • March 8, 2016
The 63-hour journey from San Francisco to Woleai covered 7,153 miles.
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Explore the surprising side of sound
by Mary Miller • August 20, 2016
Join a Live Deep Sea Exploration of our Coastal Sanctuary
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains what forms a wave.
Explore the surprising side of color.
Watch Venus travel in front of the sun.
See how engineers prepare Curiosity for its work on Mars.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
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