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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.
Experience the thrill of pickle making, and explore how a cucumber becomes a pickle.
Attivita per le classi Elementari e Medie.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
Investigate actual images of the Martian surface taken by the rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
Experience this unique piece by Chloe Stamper, performed at Resonance.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Find out what all that fiddling around before a concert is really about.
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
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.
Activities and History
Explore the mysterious interactions between light and geography through the eyes and works of artists Charles Ross and James Turrell.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Learn about origami, make your own paper, and find out the best way to fold a paper airplane.
Follow filmmaker Paul Clipson as he captures the Exploratorium's waterfront site.
A profile of frog researcher Dr. Tyrone Hayes.
Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles!
A model for heart development
Watch colors play in this quick exploration of layering hues.
How do scientists establish the age of artifacts, rocks, and settlements?
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
Find out how your eyes work and watch a real dissection of a cow's eye.
Take a peek at the colorful world of plant sex.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Learn the science behind bad hair days, and learn how hair increases its length when humidity increases, making curly hair frizz and straight hair go limp.
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
Show yourself how a pinch of salt can take the bitter taste away.
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