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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.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
This series of activities explores those handiest of appendages, your hands.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
When you pick up a baseball, it immediately suggests its purpose: to be thrown fast and with considerable accuracy.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
by Eileen Campbell • February 15, 2017
Winter rains muddy the waters in the Bay.
Catch a wave—then measure it, reflect it, and see what happens.
Watch a magnet repel a grape and consider different types of magnetism.
Make a photographic image without a camera!
Plants and people alike. We all have a need to feed.
Listen in on conversations with Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, and others in Speaking of Music Rewind.
Enjoy the immediacy and immersive storytelling of this cinematic collaboration.
Explore new social science exhibits at San Francisco’s Civic Center.
Attivita per le classi Elementari e Medie.
A model for heart development
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
In Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
Activities and History
Teeth are the most common fossils found. What can they tell us?
Pick one and guess the source
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Visit the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason to explore the science behind wind, waves, and more.
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Use this desktop widget to view current science news feeds on your computer.
Capture the sound of your beautiful voice by singing into a wok.
Two Vocal Visualizers are better than one.
In September 2004, the Exploratorium covered a conference in the Galapagos Islands, organized by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, that considered the implications of El Niño forecasting.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Can you believe your eyes?
Use your naked egg to experiment with osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane.
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate the sound around you.
The earth moves in mysterious ways
I movimenti dei tuoi occhi faranno brillare questo disegno.
Explore a part of the Galapagos that Darwin never saw.
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