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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.
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
Meet David Goodsell, a molecular biologist and artist who finds beauty in the molecules of cells.
Want to see where the biggest quakes have been this week? Follow a few of the links below to see what's shaking in your neighborhood and around the world.
A series of talks celebrating both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the Eames design legacy.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease—on an airship.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.
Make a piece of tinsel fly—learn how here.
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Get to know Pier 15, one of the greenest buildings around.
Find out what it takes to monitor climate change.
See how the ocean drives Bay Area weather and climate.
A downloadable series of graphics from our Faultline website gives a snapshot of seismic science.
Watch ancient text revealed and read for the first time in a thousand years!
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Got questions about electrolysis in the classroom? We've got answers.
Learn the details of NASA's 2014 Rosetta Mission.
Go into the studio with some of the automata artists from our Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Our new Shadow Box is made of large phosphor screens which store light from a strobe flash, temporarily freezing the visitor's shadow.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
Find out how different kinds of candy are made in the Candy-o-matic!
Interact with the Cafe Wall Illusion.
Join curator Marina McDougall for a conversation with photographer Lena Herzog.
Hike with artist Harrell Fletcher from the Exploratorium to Mount Diablo.
Learn about common electrical systems in our brains and fast-moving plants.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Come with us to Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico, which is rich with thousand-year-old artifacts of the ancient Pueblo culture and contains sites that appear to have been astronomical observatories.
Become an aircraft designer!
What do you really know about what you see?
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace it's path.
Explore an interactive map.
Pick one and guess the source
Meet Paul Spooner, an automata artist showcased at Curious Contraptions.
Consider the possible effects of early Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Why are San Francisco summers so foggy?
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
See if you can put these sounds back together in this sonic jigsaw puzzle.
Rub a balloon on your head, then watch a soda can race across the floor!
Create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
A model for heart development
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