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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.
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from!
Who lives in the Arctic, and how did they get there?
Scientific knowledge and a few chemical concoctions can get you through a Bad Hair Day.
See how 3D printing can be used to make art.
Bike builder David Folch builds supersized bikes for supersized riders.
Enjoy the early memories of some of the visitors to this website.
Decorate your white walls with rainbow colors!
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
What do you really know about what you see?
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
Experience the delicately crafted, otherworldly pop songs of French musician Colleen.
Find links relevant to Mars and space exploration.
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
"Mac Town," the first stop for many scientists in Antarctica, is the same as any town–only different.
The Instruments Aboard the Mars Exploration Rover
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
What's the quietest sound you can find – and how can you find it? Download listening tips.
Find out how proteins make muscles work in this original Exploratorium poster, illustrated by David Goodsell.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Meet Matt Smith, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Use live data to make your own wave predictions, wherever you are.
Can you believe your eyes?
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
Watch Reggie Watts share some of his feelings about Mars.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
How do you chase a comet—and how do you stop?
A fish-eye view of the brain
Make a simple rocket and a rocket launcher, and watch a demonstration of how the finished rocket will fly.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Build a simple motorized toy made of a recycled CD and a DC motor.
Tiny shrimplike crustaceans, krill play a critical roll in many marine food webs, even feeding huge baleen whales.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Add and subtract colors to learn about human perception.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
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Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
Explore the surprising side of color.
Can you cover your kitchen tracks?
Visit an organic egg farm, and see the science behind raising those eggs.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Make a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
See links relevant to the themes presented in the Traits of Life exhibition.
Discover the secret colors hidden in black ink. With a paper towel, a black marker, and a cup of water, create a rainbow of colors while exploring capillary action and chromatography.
anatomy of a skateboard, skateboard tricks, types of skateboarding, physics glossary.
Delve into The Freddy McGuire Show's unnerving multimedia art.
Capture the sound of your beautiful voice by singing into a wok.
The Turbulent Orb flows like the surface of Jupiter.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Learn to use the Wired Pier Data Explorer web app.
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