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.
In celebration of Albert Einstein's work in 1905, science laboratories and museum around the world (including the Exploratorium) participated in a twelve-hour webcast that explored Einstein's influence on current physics research.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
How are emotional expressions built?
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate movement.
Rainbows on the ceiling, rainbows on the floor.
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
Use this desktop widget to view current science news feeds on your computer.
The air-filled sculptures of Inflatable keep it light.
Pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
Measure the brightness of the sun using cooking oil and a white card.
Explore our app and measure the time of your life.
Watch a live sea urchin fertilization from After Dark: Sexplorations.
Make yourself giant or tiny with a snip of the scissors.
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Why do teens take risks, and what do our notions of risk tell us about the dangers of growing up?
A comprehensive tour through the weird and wonderful world of frogs.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Turn your phone into a pocket science laboratory with tools to measure light, motion, sound, and more.
Explore our media collection
Travel back in time to the roots of the Exploratorium.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
The Science Information Infrastructure (SII) is a collaboration among teachers and scientists. The SII at the Exploratorium is developing educational resources using NASA images and datasets.
by Rob Rothfarb • January 22, 2009
A screening of a machinima--a film made entirely in a virtual world, shown both in the real world and in Second Life.
the Fudge House on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco!
Gather and compare real data about sunspots and solar x-ray activity.
Learn how some vibrant seniors exercise their minds, and find out what you can do to help your own memory.
A window on regeneration
You can make sentences without words!
Learn how to find the histories and origins of words.
Heat-trapping gases play a major role in polar climate change.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
The 1906 earthquake jolted geologists into focusing on how and why faults break loose.
Sit down for compost tea with a visionary cultivator.
Why do you do what you do?
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
Who lives in the Arctic, and how did they get there?
Search a geological map of Ethiopia for fossils.
This 2011 conference, hosted at the Exploratorium, explored the role aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary environments.
Reflect on the deeper significance of Soap Film Painting.
How do scientific discoveries become practical inventions?
Our collaboration with Public Radio International's The World. With Public Radio International, we're taking technology news beyond the headlines.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
Get in the loop with Greg Brown's improvisational piece Dynamic Feedback Loops.
Explore light, shadow, and motion using a variety of simple materials and light sources.
Activities and History
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
Build a stripped-down motor, a simple, easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
See astounding musical instruments made by Bart Hopkin
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
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