Reopening July 1! What to expect
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.
Spin the bottle to see beautiful swirling shapes
Dive into compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern cultures.
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
APE was a four-year Exploratorium project to explore strategies and tactics to shift the role of visitors from passive recipient of information to active participant in the exhibit experience.
Realtime data, more about earthquake dynamics, and loads of other information.
The Exploratorium is more than a science museum.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
What can you do with a frozen water balloon? Plenty!
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
An incubator for innovative public space ideas, projects and news
Can you cover your kitchen tracks?
Watch tiny blue, green, and white molds grow on leftover food.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Rube Goldberg-inspired cause and effect contraptions using everyday materials and found objects.
Explore the mysterious interactions between light and geography through the eyes and works of artists Charles Ross and James Turrell.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Commemorate the 1906 quake! Rummage through live earthquake data, subductive science, and more. Learn about earthquakes in Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter
Watch contemporary musicians and sound artists perform and discuss their work.
Find out how different kinds of candy are made in the Candy-o-matic!
See how well various materials conduct electricity and use Science Journal to explore your data.
See if you can put these sounds back together in this sonic jigsaw puzzle.
Ensure a successful ocean acidification experiment with these teaching tips.
See what plankton live under and around the Exploratorium.
Gather and compare real data about sunspots and solar x-ray activity.
by Mary Miller • August 20, 2016
Join a Live Deep Sea Exploration of our Coastal Sanctuary
Why do wintergreen LifeSavers spark in the dark?
Why do teens take risks, and what do our notions of risk tell us about the dangers of growing up?
What goes on under the ground during an earthquake? Use a Slinky to model the various seismic waves that make the earth tremble.
Explore why different soap films are different colors.
Wade into a sea of images and sounds with Actual Reality.
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
Students become Internet researchers and learn about NASA satellites.
Add and subtract colors to learn about human perception.
How many objects can you follow at once?
Visit the beating heart of the Exploratorium—our shop.
Meet David Goodsell, a molecular biologist and artist who finds beauty in the molecules of cells.
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
The Science of Hockey takes you inside the sport and explains the science behind the world's fastest game. The site contains RealVideo interviews with scientists and NHL players and coaches.
Get an up-close view of the Galapagos Rift Zone.
Shake up the art of mixology with the science behind it.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Make a simple rocket and a rocket launcher, and watch a demonstration of how the finished rocket will fly.
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
Hear audio clips of the ambient sounds of the rain forest at night near Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
View the full eclipse visible from China in 2008.
In this activity, you'll learn about "tempering" -- a delicate process of melting and cooling chocolate.
Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.
Learn about the inner workings of a cell through this interactive exhibit.
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