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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 hands-on 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.
What happens to meat when you cook it?
Build a bridge from a piece of paper and explore ways of making it stronger.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Dig into the succulent science of making things grow.
Catch the Exploratorium here, there, and everywhere.
Relive the excitement of the Mars rover landing.
Experience the end of the transit of Venus.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
This clay building activity shows that when you make things bigger, weight increases faster than strength.
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
Take a hands-on look at the science of cocktails.
Measure your reaction time with just a meter stick and some help from a friend.
Build a bridge out of newspaper and discover some important structural principles.
Use printable images from our time-lapse movies to make flipbooks–handheld animations that you can make at home.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
by Eclipse Field Crew • February 29, 2016
Dispatches from our crew in Micronesia.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
See how TV screens create images from many tiny colored dots of light.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
Walk in the shoes of Dean Hudson. As a visually impaired person, Dean depends on audio clues to navigate through the world.
Two Vocal Visualizers are better than one.
How has imagery changed the way we look at our bodies—over time and in different cultures?
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
by Adam Esposito • June 29, 2015
Jupiter and Venus pass each other in sky this week.
Get to know the grandfather of all instruments: the pipe organ.
Prepare to experiment with soap film by getting the necessary materials.
Rub a balloon on your head, then watch a soda can race across the floor!
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
Learn how to use physics to distinguish between raw eggs and hard-cooked eggs.
Study ultraviolet radiation from the sun and other sources using UV beads.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
What can sea squirts teach us about ourselves?
Pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground.
The Science Information Infrastructure (SII) is a collaboration among teachers and scientists. The SII at the Exploratorium is developing educational resources using NASA images and datasets.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
We can't predict when an earthquake will occur, but we can avoid some potential disasters.
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
Learn about the rovers that have been exploring Mars since 2004, and view the amazing images they've taken.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Learn about the most important piece of equipment-- your feet!
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
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.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
The Exploratorium is a place like no other.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Close your eyes – and open your ears.
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