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Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on 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.
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
What time is it on Mars?
Learn how grafting, hybridizing, and transgenics have transformed cultivation.
Listen to Wayne Grim's musical representation of the transit of Venus.
Activities and History
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
A giant blob of warm water means no crab for Christmas.
Create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
San Francisco was born in gold dust, and nearly died in rubble and ashes.
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
by Steve Gennrich • January 7, 2017
Peter Taylor, Exploratorium Super-Technician, talks about his outdoor installation tools.
Everyone seems to love the sound of their own voice in the shower. That's because a simple shower stall produces some complex sound-altering effects.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Brush up on the basics of Mars and Mars rovers.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Pi Day isn't just a day—it's a way of life.
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Decorate your white walls with rainbow colors!
Touch, dance, or walk on the ooze known as ooblek.
Explore gluten, the substance that gives bread its structure.
Your guide to the Northern and Southern Lights (also in 'Observatory')
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Using a simple trick of perspective, you can dress your friends in tiny cutout clothing.
Explore the places, people, tools, and ideas behind the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself.
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
See how the ocean drives Bay Area weather and climate.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
How are emotional expressions built?
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Have you ever wondered what makes blue cheese blue, or why some cheeses are hard and others soft?
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
Make yourself giant or tiny with a snip of the scissors.
Two Vocal Visualizers are better than one.
Is it just a glorified plank with roller skate wheels on it? Or is it a highly engineered device through which kids have reclaimed the urban landscape, bringing creativity and style back to the sterile asphalt spaces of sprawl?
Immerse yourself in visual storytelling that extends beyond theater walls.
Shake the artistry of mixology with the science behind the craft.
Join us as we investigate the sweet world of sugar.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
Find the answers to common Sport! Science questions.
La famosa modelo de Leonardo es usada en un interesante experimento de percepci�_n.
Enjoy Reggie Watt's take on exploration of Mars.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
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