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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.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
Watch this timelapse video to see a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo
Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera.
Explore the mysterious interactions between light and geography through the eyes and works of artists Charles Ross and James Turrell.
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.
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
Join the Exploratorium on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
Play a memory concentration game: Listen closely then match pairs of sounds.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
The frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctica
Realtime data, more about earthquake dynamics, and loads of other information.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
Using baking soda and vinegar, you can pop a plastic bag with the power of fizz.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Sometimes we can learn about outer space when space objects come to us.
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
You’ll never think inside the box again.
An additive mixture of light makes for some colorful fun.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
Meet Fi Henshall, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Your guide to the Northern and Southern Lights (also in 'Observatory')
What do you really know about what you see?
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
What do plants know about numbers? Paul Dancstep investigates.
Experience the thrill of Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
What is the value of something lost—then found again?
Create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
A naked egg is an egg without a shell. Using vinegar, you can dissolve the eggshell without breaking the membrane that contains the egg.
Enjoy the immediacy and immersive storytelling of this cinematic collaboration.
Why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? Grab a basketball and some paperclips and find out!
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
See how we cut the Exploratorium in two for seismic safety.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
Shake it 'til you break it (or not).
Explore the idiosyncrasies of strandbeest motion as one traverses the beach.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
Use live data to make your own wave predictions, wherever you are.
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