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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.
Get a glimpse of artist and physicist Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
Tune into Dr. Isabel Hawkins's pre-eclipse update from Chile.
By looking at satellite and climate data that's available on the Web, surfers can follow storms into shore and be there in time to catch the biggest waves.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
In February 2009, the Exploratorium hosted Darwin Days, a series of presentations, debates, and discussions exploring the ways scientists continue to learn from and apply their knowledge of evolutionary biology to a broad range of pursuits.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
This new version of an old game will bend your brain.
by • July 3, 2015
Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
In Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Visit the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason to explore the science behind wind, waves, and more.
A model for heart development
What goes on under the ground during an earthquake? Use a Slinky to model the various seismic waves that make the earth tremble.
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
Lisa Mezzacappa presents ORGANELLE, a musical exploration of time.
A physicist, a scientist, and a musician experiment with sound, music, and acoustics using instruments both real and found.
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