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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.
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
Create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
How do you decide to share, help, and collaborate with others?
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
Capture the sound of your beautiful voice by singing into a wok.
Explore cantilevers and other structures by building with skewers.
Opera singers carry notes that seem to last forever. How do they do it?
Explore the deadly beautiful world of carnivorous plants.
Take an impressionistic journey through the Exploratorium's Life Sciences area.
Explore the process of extracting DNA from Neanderthal bones.
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.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Learn about oxygen and hydrogen after water has been separated.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Activities and History
What do plants know about numbers? Paul Dancstep investigates.
Visit Las Cuevas Research Station in Belize and the Natural History Museum in London to learn about the study of biodiversity.
Hear from artist and multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
Join us as we investigate the sweet world of sugar.
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
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