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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.
A model for heart development
Not all bubbles are made with soap!
by Eileen Campbell • March 7, 2016
The home team prepares for hosting the solar eclipse broadcast and event.
Find the answers to common Sport! Science questions.
Prepare to experiment with soap film by getting the necessary materials.
Can you believe your eyes?
Groove to Thomas Dolby with "She Blinded Me With Science."
Produce some pretty mixed-up music with this online interactive.
by Exploratorium Staff • June 11, 2015
PBS Digitial Studios' latest episode of The Art Assignment profiles Zarouhie Abdalian, an Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
What does it take to block gamma radiation?
An additive mixture of light makes for some colorful fun.
Stand outside on a sunny day with a watch in your hand, and you can tell which way is north.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Explore our app and measure the time of your life.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Consider the ethics and legal ramifications of physician aid in dying.
What's the Higgs discovery, and what does it mean for us?
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Explore small, surreal worlds through Curious Contraptions automata.
Demonstrations of electric Robo-Cars made by 22 Science Summer students.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
Discover music where you never expected to find it.
Enjoy the cloudscape of China's Weizi Gorge.
Most people abhor the sound of their own recorded voice. So what are these recording devices doing to our voices to make them sound so awful?
by Exploratorium Staff • June 4, 2015
MIT cognitive scientist and Exploratorium Osher Fellow Aude Oliva researches what makes a photo memorable.
See how we cut the Exploratorium in two for seismic safety.
Your thumb and index finger can help you test a steak's degree of doneness.
Visit the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason to explore the science behind wind, waves, and more.
by • March 8, 2016
The 63-hour journey from San Francisco to Woleai covered 7,153 miles.
Why are San Francisco summers so foggy?
Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflated artworks engage his audiences with the unexpected.
Saving seeds helps preserve the culture of Native American farmers in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
Explore the mysterious interactions between light and geography through the eyes and works of artists Charles Ross and James Turrell.
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Imagine yourself in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. You've been sailing for weeks, and there's no land in sight. Do you know where you are? Do you know which way to go?
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Before there were clocks, people used shadows to tell time!
Tag along on The Windows, a trek to Mount Diablo.
Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Explore new social science exhibits at San Francisco’s Civic Center.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Experiment with rhythm through stepping, a musical dance form that uses the body as a percussion instrument.
Have you ever wondered what makes blue cheese blue, or why some cheeses are hard and others soft?
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