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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's really going on when you bake? Find out.
See how sea squirts accumulate the toxic metal vanadium.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
Explore the relationship between an object's volume and its weight.
Rub a balloon on your head, then watch a soda can race across the floor!
Catch a wave—then measure it, reflect it, and see what happens.
Enjoy this 2008 eclipse recorded from northwestern China.
A collection of auditory illusions found in indigenous folk practices, popular music, and scientific research.
Take a peek at the colorful world of plant sex.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
Join us for this performance by UK-based artist Jem Finer.
This 2011 conference, hosted at the Exploratorium, explored the role aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary environments.
The Physics of Skateboarding Tricks
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
How are creative investigations sparked? What does a state of inspiration feel like? Can inspiration be transmitted from person to person? Join us for an audio slideshow series that explores the fascinating world of how we work creatively.
by Mary Miller • August 20, 2016
Join a Live Deep Sea Exploration of our Coastal Sanctuary
by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
A giant blob of warm water means no crab for Christmas.
Learn about origami, make your own paper, and find out the best way to fold a paper airplane.
Explore beryllium's role in the James Webb Space Telescope.
Discover the ingenious fixes and unexpected materials behind iconic movie scenes.
Separate light into colors with an old CD.
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.
Your CRT screen may appear to wiggle when you give it the raspberry, but the only thing wiggling is you.
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Experience Miwa Matreyek's wondrous journeys at our Pier 15 opening.
Explore webcasts, stories, dispatches, photos, and articles of total and annular solar eclipses and transits.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Groove to Thomas Dolby with "She Blinded Me With Science."
Fall into a trance with multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Heat-trapping gases play a major role in polar climate change.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Get messy with ExploraGoo and Outrageous Ooze! Get airborne with the Fabulous Foam Flyer! Get loud with the Water Gong or Straw Oboe!
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
by Mary Miller • October 18, 2017
Fall is fire season in California, worse this year than ever before.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Hear from Theo Jansen how the strandbeests' feet have changed and why.
Watch old pennies turn bright and shiny right before your eyes!
I movimenti dei tuoi occhi faranno brillare questo disegno.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Can making up stories improve your memory? Try it!
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
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