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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.
Dig into the succulent science of making things grow.
Vsit a quirky kitchen where you can compose music with ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) objects.
What's the difference between white meat and dark meat? Which animals have which and why?
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
A profile of frog researcher Dr. Tyrone Hayes.
Learn how some vibrant seniors exercise their minds, and find out what you can do to help your own memory.
From 1977 until 2003, the Exploratorium published a quarterly magazine. The Exploratorium Magazine Online is a companion to selected issues of the print magazine, providing key articles and activities and including multimedia features.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
The Maya were expert sky-watchers, careful observers of the motions of the celestial bodies...
Get in the loop with Greg Brown's improvisational piece Dynamic Feedback Loops.
Explore the idiosyncrasies of strandbeest motion as one traverses the beach.
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Tour the Breads of the World
The three most densely populated cities on the planet where seismologists expect major earthquakes are San Francisco, Tokyo, and Istanbul. Find out why the effects in each city will be very different.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
About Anaglyphs. How do I make 3-D glasses?
Pick one and guess the source
Explore the surprising side of sound
Take a timeline tour of our past and present.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
Watch this timelapse video to see a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo
Is there life on Mars? Our best evidence so far is a baked-potato-sized chunk of rock found in Antarctica.
Are there meat by-products in makeup? Can you guess where you might find them?
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
Imaginative Designs in Digital and Analog Clothing
Learn to "fly" on one of the Exploratorium's oldest exhibits.
Explore the mythological significance of frogs in cultures around the world.
Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.
Separate light into colors with an old CD.
Meet Matt Smith, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
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.
La famosa modelo de Leonardo es usada en un interesante experimento de percepci�_n.
Listen to internationally recognized authorities on human thought and behavior, including Temple Grandin and Paul Ekman.
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
See how TV screens create images from many tiny colored dots of light.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Test your memory and compare it with your friends'.
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, “marsquakes?"
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
Take a peek at the colorful world of plant sex.
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
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