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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.
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.
Learn valuable graphing skills and learn about ozone chemistry.
Consider the ethics and legal ramifications of physician aid in dying.
Get to know the early electronic instrument the ondes Martenot.
Learn to measure the efficiency of a solar cell.
Watch Theo Jansen prepare to release a strandbeest on the beach.
How do different sounds combine to make the unique audio environments of specific places? Build the soundscapes of a beach and a train station.
A rock-climbing physicist explores the mechanics of his hands.
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
Discover secret colors hidden in a black marker!
Catch a wave—then measure it, reflect it, and see what happens.
See how well various materials conduct electricity and use Science Journal to explore your data.
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
A model for heart development
How does ocean acidification affect humans and sea life?
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate the light around you.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
This clay building activity shows that when you make things bigger, weight increases faster than strength.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
Living along the continental coastline of Antarctica are the emperors and the Adélies.
by Eileen Campbell • March 7, 2016
The home team prepares for hosting the solar eclipse broadcast and event.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Experience A.J. Racy's compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern culture.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
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.
Meet Fi Henshall, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
In Balancing Ball, high pressure keeps a beach ball aloft.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Check out ColorFest, a two-month extravaganza celebrating color at the museum from July 1 to September 5.
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate the sound around you.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Nobel Laureate Symposium
In this video, Exploratorium educator Aiona Bones invites you to look through the vortex.
Consider the possible effects of early Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Bike builder David Folch builds supersized bikes for supersized riders.
Tiny shrimplike crustaceans, krill play a critical roll in many marine food webs, even feeding huge baleen whales.
Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.
A drop of water makes a fine magnifying lens.
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Design and build a musical instrument that responds to changing light.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Explore the evolution of music and dance with Alonzo King and Bernie Krause.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
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