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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.
Float high in the sky on the airship Eureka.
Can stem cells treat Alzheimer's disease?
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
Oren Ambarchi shares his sound-world of deep guitar abstraction and light-as-air textures.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Make it grow . . . bigger, lusher, juicier.
View the full eclipse visible from China in 2008.
What do you really know about what you see?
What makes Antarctica inhospitable to life also makes it ideal for astronomy.
Fall into a trance with multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
Experiment with water, temperature, and light to see what makes a seed come out of its shell.
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
Not all shadows are black. Discover a rainbow of shadows here.
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
by Josh Bacigalupi • September 26, 2016
Complexity: what is it and why it matters
Visit Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize and the Natural History Museum in London to learn about the study of biodiversity.
by Eileen Campbell • August 19, 2016
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental USA. You want to be there to see it!
Explore the Traits of Life exhibition space using this 360˚ panorama.
Your guide to the Northern and Southern Lights (also in 'Observatory')
Explore the strangest of strange attractors, the Lorenz butterfly.
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
Join the Exploratorium on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more.
Want to understand how to predict when the good waves are coming to your shore? It helps to start with the basics behind the formation of ocean waves.
Attivita per le classi Elementari e Medie.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Your worn shoe soles reveal whether your feet roll excessively from side to side as you walk.
See what's on the Curiosity rover's tool belt.
Sit down for compost tea with a visionary cultivator.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
This ancient temple holds a secret...can you reveal the mystery?
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Play a memory concentration game: Listen closely then match pairs of sounds.
Meteor, meteorite, meteoroid – what's the difference?
Why are San Francisco summers so foggy?
Get to know automata maker Kazu Harada's artistic journey.
Why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? Grab a basketball and some paperclips and find out!
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Make a bird appear in a cage using only your eyes.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
Meet a kinetic sculptor.
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