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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.
Explore an interactive map.
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Take a hands-on look at the science of cocktails.
Experience the psychedelic visuals of the legendary Joshua Light Show.
Build a bridge from a piece of paper and explore ways of making it stronger.
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
Find the answers to common Sport! Science questions.
Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles!
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
Activities and History
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Enjoy Reggie Watt's take on exploration of Mars.
You can make a light painting with a light source, a darkened room, and a digital camera.
A bicycle, masking tape, paper, pencil, and a little curiosity are all you need to find out how the gears of a bicycle work.
Enjoy the early memories of some of the visitors to this website.
Watch selections from the Kronos Quartet's performance at Resonance.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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