Reopening July 1! What to expect
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.
Make a bird appear in a cage using only your eyes.
Watch this timelapse video to see a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo
See what's on the Curiosity rover's tool belt.
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
How does ocean acidification affect humans and sea life?
How do scientific discoveries become practical inventions?
Enjoy the colors and textures of phenomena demonstrated by Exploratorium exhibits.
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
How can a microscopic organism lift several pounds of dough? Find out with this activity.
Immerse yourself in Matthew Goodheart's performance for our Resonance series.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Check in on the fifth annual Science of Cocktails event.
Bike builder David Folch makes supersized bikes for supersized riders.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Follow our crew as they visit the Dry Valleys and hike the slopes of volcanic Mt. Erebus.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
by Eileen Campbell • July 29, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Today: a quarter moon (waxing).
Grab a friend and measure the outer limits of your vision.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
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.
Learn valuable graphing skills and learn about ozone chemistry.
by Eileen Campbell • March 7, 2016
The home team prepares for hosting the solar eclipse broadcast and event.
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
Follow the process of designing and casting our new bell.
Can your eyes fool your nose? Find out with this experiment.
Enjoy this time-compressed journey along China's Silk Road.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
See if you can put these sounds back together in this sonic jigsaw puzzle.
How many objects can you follow at once?
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.
See for yourself how the tilt of the earth's axis results in what we experience as the seasons.
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
Insight into genes, reproduction, and cancer
An additive mixture of light makes for some colorful fun.
A brief introduction to the land of the midnight sun.
Find out why wind resistance is a big drag for bicyclists, and use our calculator to estimate drag for yourself.
Modelos plásticos huecos del aparato vocal humano convierten el graznido de un pato en sonidos de vocales.
Use real data to learn about worldwide plankton populations.
Hear audio clips of the ambient sounds of the rain forest at night near Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Immerse yourself in visual storytelling that extends beyond theater walls.
Feed your head at our adults-only After Dark program.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Learn about common electrical systems in our brains and fast-moving plants.
Explore the surprising side of color.
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
See how we cut the Exploratorium in two for seismic safety.
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