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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 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.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
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Explore the idiosyncrasies of strandbeest motion as one traverses the beach.
Experience this unique piece by Chloe Stamper, performed at Resonance.
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Learn how grafting, hybridizing, and transgenics have transformed cultivation.
Experience A.J. Racy's compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern culture.
Vsit a quirky kitchen where you can compose music with ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) objects.
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
In 2009, the ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations) Partners hosted a national symposium held at the Exploratorium to discuss the effects of climate change on the planet. You can watch archived webcasts of the symposium.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
The Maya were expert sky-watchers, careful observers of the motions of the celestial bodies...
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Get a behind-the-scenes look at activities and ideas we’re exploring.
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
Discover the difference between taste and smell.
Explore the Traits of Life exhibition space using this 360˚ panorama.
Learn to count like the Maya by studying one of their ancient stone documents.
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, “marsquakes?"
Decorate your desktop with some of the most intriguing pattern and perception images from the Exploratorium.
Learn about the rovers that have been exploring Mars since 2004, and view the amazing images they've taken.
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Visit the otherworldly wind turbines of the Altamont Pass.
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.
Build a stripped-down motor, a simple, easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
Pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground.
Cells behaving badly
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
A model for heart development
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
Our collaboration with Public Radio International's The World. With Public Radio International, we're taking technology news beyond the headlines.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
What do plants know about numbers? Paul Dancstep investigates.
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
How many objects can you follow at once?
by Eileen Campbell • May 19, 2016
Sound Commons, a new SPS installation, is taking shape in UN Plaza.
Where do all the different languages in the world come from?
A physicist, a scientist, and a musician experiment with sound, music, and acoustics using instruments both real and found.
Get to know the grandfather of all instruments: the pipe organ.
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
Buy discounted tickets online—hop-off at stop #3 to visit the Exploratorium.
See how the ocean drives Bay Area weather and climate.
Rock out to Mickey Hart celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge.
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