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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
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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
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What do snowflakes look like on Mars?
by Paul Doherty • March 4, 2016
How can an event end the day before it begins?
How do different sounds combine to make the unique audio environments of specific places? Build the soundscapes of a beach and a train station.
Scientific knowledge and a few chemical concoctions can get you through a Bad Hair Day.
Watch totality highlights of a 2008 eclipse recorded in China.
Shake up the art of mixology with the science behind it.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Rock out to Mickey Hart celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge.
Teeth are the most common fossils found. What can they tell us?
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, “marsquakes?"
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Get to know the grandfather of all instruments: the pipe organ.
APE was a four-year Exploratorium project to explore strategies and tactics to shift the role of visitors from passive recipient of information to active participant in the exhibit experience.
Learn about origami, make your own paper, and find out the best way to fold a paper airplane.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
San Francisco was born in gold dust, and nearly died in rubble and ashes.
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