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.
Shake it 'til you break it (or not).
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
Downloadable media about earthquake science.
Enjoy the colors and textures of phenomena demonstrated by Exploratorium exhibits.
Learn about the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
Using a spectroscope, you may see that what appears to be a single color of light is really a combination of colors called a spectrum.
The Instruments Aboard the Mars Exploration Rover
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
In this activity, you'll learn about "tempering" -- a delicate process of melting and cooling chocolate.
Can you tell the difference between human and nonhuman embryos?
Build a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Watch selections from the Kronos Quartet's performance at Resonance.
Make yourself giant or tiny with a snip of the scissors.
Follow our crew as they visit the Dry Valleys and hike the slopes of volcanic Mt. Erebus.
See how we cut the Exploratorium in two for seismic safety.
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Explore why different soap films are different colors.
by Eileen Campbell • July 16, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Tonight: a quarter moon.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
Find out what's inside a floppy disk.
the Fudge House on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco!
Scientific knowledge and a few chemical concoctions can get you through a Bad Hair Day.
Use live data to check the weather in space, and learn how it can affect us here on earth.
Get mesmerized by choreographer Alonzo King and soundscape artist Bernie Krause.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Build a tool that lets you do estimates using your own feet.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Discover the ingenious fixes and unexpected materials behind iconic movie scenes.
Oren Ambarchi shares his sound-world of deep guitar abstraction and light-as-air textures.
Students become Internet researchers and learn about NASA satellites.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
Find your rhythm—or bring to life the music in your head.
Watch Venus travel in front of the sun.
Professional development resources for teacher educators.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
Explore the science of baseball, skateboarding, surfing, hockey and cycling.
Go deep with the Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals.
by Rob Rothfarb • May 3, 2010
Resonance live interview with artist Lisa Mezzacappa.
Watch Reggie Watts share some of his feelings about Mars.
The Exploratorium is more than a science museum.
Show yourself how a pinch of salt can take the bitter taste away.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.
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