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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.
Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space."
Art/science teams explore the underlying systems that give the San Francisco Bay Area its unique character.
Introduce students to unique life science activities that let them work with our research-quality microscopic images and videos.
What's at fault?
Catch a wave—then measure it, reflect it, and see what happens.
Play a memory concentration game: Listen closely then match pairs of sounds.
Why is your shadow longer in winter than in summer? Grab a basketball and some paperclips and find out!
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
Learn about common electrical systems in our brains and fast-moving plants.
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
Ensure a successful ocean acidification experiment with these teaching tips.
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee.
What happens to a cylinder when you scale it up?
Use live data to check the weather in space, and learn how it can affect us here on earth.
I movimenti dei tuoi occhi faranno brillare questo disegno.
Get to know the tiny "astronauts" known as tardigrades.
Watch Theo Jansen prepare to release a strandbeest on the beach.
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
Wind tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects.
The Science Information Infrastructure (SII) is a collaboration among teachers and scientists. The SII at the Exploratorium is developing educational resources using NASA images and datasets.
A fish-eye view of the brain
Does the sun rise in the east? Not exactly.
This stuff can't make up its mind -- is it a liquid or a solid?
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Investigate the early days of the Curiosity lander on Mars.
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
The Curiosity rover made a discovery—now what?
On Saturday, May 6th, 2000 we hosted a live panel discussion and webcast to explore the amazing phenomena of Star Trek.
How good is your friend's driving? You be the seismometer, and find out whether your pal is a smooth sailor or a mover and shaker.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
Decorate your desktop with some of the most intriguing pattern and perception images from the Exploratorium.
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
Bike builder David Folch builds supersized bikes for supersized riders.
Activities and History
Enjoy the early memories of some of the visitors to this website.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Follow the process of revitalizing the Buchanan Mall in the Western Addition.
The Exploratorium is a place like no other.
by Steve Gennrich • April 3, 2015
The Studio for Public Spaces team is leading the way at the Market Street Prortyping Fesitval.
Watch Reggie Watts share some of his feelings about Mars.
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
Check in on the fifth annual Science of Cocktails event.
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