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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.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
A trash-filled median blossoms into a community oasis.
From 1977 until 2003, the Exploratorium published a quarterly magazine. The Exploratorium Magazine Online is a companion to selected issues of the print magazine, providing key articles and activities and including multimedia features.
Delve into The Freddy McGuire Show's unnerving multimedia art.
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
Can't decide if you're sandy or silty? Try this simple test.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Use this handy conversion calculator to convert between the many units found in recipes.
Go into the studio with some of the automata artists from our Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Get to know magnesium and its reactive, life-giving properties.
The Exploratorium is a place like no other.
The fact and fiction behind some bizarre gardening remedies.
Join us as we crunch our way through everything from our San Francisco sourdough to Injera and Pugliese.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
Decorate your desktop with some of the most intriguing pattern and perception images from the Exploratorium.
Bike builder David Folch builds supersized bikes for supersized riders.
Go behind the scenes of the installation Fathom: Self-Assembling Music.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease—on an airship.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
“No way! I lost a lot of cows last year!” is not something you’d expect to hear on the floor of a science museum.
Measure the brightness of the sun using cooking oil and a white card.
See how TV screens create images from many tiny colored dots of light.
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
by Mary Miller • August 20, 2016
Join a Live Deep Sea Exploration of our Coastal Sanctuary
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
How can something as light as air slow down a hit?
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Here are some activities that test your memory – and some things you can try to help you remember things better.
How do scientists establish the age of artifacts, rocks, and settlements?
Visit the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason to explore the science behind wind, waves, and more.
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
About Anaglyphs. How do I make 3-D glasses?
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.
Pickling is the art of manipulating the microbial garden in foods.
A do-it-yourself cartoon kit. It's easy to make pictures move!
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium.
Learn how to tie the six knots most useful on a voyaging canoe.
by Mary Miller • November 4, 2016
Antartica is home to the world's largest and newest marine reserve.
A profile of frog researcher Dr. Tyrone Hayes.
Use your naked egg to experiment with osmosis, the movement of water across a membrane.
Hear tales of visual-effects adventure from ILM's Lorne Peterson.
by • July 3, 2015
Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity.
Using a simple trick of perspective, you can dress your friends in tiny cutout clothing.
Explore the places, people, tools, and ideas behind the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Test your memory and compare it with your friends'.
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
Immerse yourself in Matthew Goodheart's performance for our Resonance series.
by Eclipse Field Crew • March 5, 2016
Day-by-day dispatches from our eclipse crew in Micronesia.
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