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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.
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
Filmmaker Paul Clipson describes his artistic process as an Artist-in-Residence.
Go back to the roots of Resonance, our evening music series.
Can you see pictures in the air?
by Steve Gennrich • January 7, 2017
Peter Taylor, Exploratorium Super-Technician, talks about his outdoor installation tools.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
By looking at satellite and climate data that's available on the Web, surfers can follow storms into shore and be there in time to catch the biggest waves.
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Explore gluten, the substance that gives bread its structure.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
By passing the winter frozen as solid as a holiday fruit cake, the wood frog breaks all rules. Scientists hoping to preserve human organs are paying close attention.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Attivita per le classi Elementari e Medie.
Our new Shadow Box is made of large phosphor screens which store light from a strobe flash, temporarily freezing the visitor's shadow.
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Explore graphing, angles, and storytelling by building a seesaw for your smartphone.
Illuminate your understanding of how batteries work.
How can a bugle make so many notes without any valves?
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
How does solitary confinement affect the human brain?
Make your own miniature "Lava Lite."
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Bay Area composer Eric Glick Rieman discusses his wide-ranging pieces.
Music, fear, sadness all can cause goosebumps. But why?
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
A model for heart development
Take a microscopic tour of the staff of life.
Explore the deadly beautiful world of carnivorous plants.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
Learn to "fly" on one of the Exploratorium's oldest exhibits.
Experience the slow majesty of the transit of Venus.
Experience the delicately crafted, otherworldly pop songs of French musician Colleen.
Get outside and explore geometry (and other math) all around you.
Get to know the grandfather of all instruments: the pipe organ.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
The 18,000-foot Mt. Parinacota presents some fitness challenges for climbers.
Explode your approach to vinegar and baking soda reactions.
Big magnets and black sand were made for play.
Resonance live interview with artist Lisa Mezzacappa.
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium.
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
Get an up-close view of the Galapagos Rift Zone.
Activités pour la classe élémentaire.
by • June 19, 2015
Start your weekend with some of the top science news of the week.
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