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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 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.
What do you really know about what you see?
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
Your guide to the Northern and Southern Lights (also in 'Observatory')
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer.
Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew on the exploration vessel Nautilus as they search for hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and ancient shipwrecks.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
Get down and dirty with the surprising science of soil.
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Pi Day isn't just a day—it's a way of life.
What goes on under the ground during an earthquake? Use a Slinky to model the various seismic waves that make the earth tremble.
by Eileen Campbell • December 29, 2016
Read our picks for the Unsung Science stories of 2016.
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
In September 2004, the Exploratorium covered a conference in the Galapagos Islands, organized by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, that considered the implications of El Niño forecasting.
In an earthquake, some older structures collapse and others stand tall. The difference is usually retrofitting.
Use the numbers on four cards to make up equations that equal the number on a fifth card.
by Rob Rothfarb • February 11, 2011
Visitors experienced the sights and smells of "Meta Cookie', an augmented reality installation at After Dark: Get Surreal.
Why do wintergreen LifeSavers spark in the dark?
What happens when two hockey players collide? Try our hockey collision calculator!
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Art/science teams explore the underlying systems that give the San Francisco Bay Area its unique character.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Can you believe your eyes?
A comprehensive tour through the weird and wonderful world of frogs.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Oren Ambarchi shares his sound-world of visceral guitar abstraction and fragile textures.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
In this video, Exploratorium educator Aiona Bones invites you to look through the vortex.
Come out to play on Seward Street concrete slides.
Experience the magic of toy- and puppetmaker Hernán Lira.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
Professional development resources for teacher educators.
What's really going on when you bake? Find out.
Follow cobalt’s history and learn how its uses impact us.
Consider the ethics and legal ramifications of physician aid in dying.
In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. She could not own property in her own name after marriage. But she could play ball. . .
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
Use your eyes to make a bird appear in an empty cage.
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
Take an impressionistic journey through the Exploratorium's Life Sciences area.
Experience the wonder of the Exploratorium's opening at Pier 15.
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)San Francisco, CA 94111(415) 528-4444
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