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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.
The Turbulent Orb flows like the surface of Jupiter.
Explore the Traits of Life exhibition space using this 360˚ panorama.
Consider the possible effects of early Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Discover the ingenious fixes and unexpected materials behind iconic movie scenes.
Experience the psychedelic visuals of the legendary Joshua Light Show.
Remote sensing allows geologists to peek under the ice – and find a big surprise.
Modelos plásticos huecos del aparato vocal humano convierten el graznido de un pato en sonidos de vocales.
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
Test your memory and compare it with your friends'.
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Ever notice how noisy people are?
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
What are the best materials for frames? What are the best designs?
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Technological developments have changed how we view Earth. See LandSat images and learn more about our home planet.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Use your eyes to make a bird appear in an empty cage.
These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice
Meet the competitors and their humongous pumpkins at Half Moon Bay's Great Pumpkin Festival.
Experience the wonder of the Exploratorium's opening at Pier 15.
Can you reverse ocean acidification in a cup?
Find out why wind resistance is a big drag for bicyclists, and use our calculator to estimate drag for yourself.
Make your own refracting telescope from a pair of reading glasses.
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Create a unique structure that spins in the wind and then experiment with its rotation.
by Rob Rothfarb • January 22, 2009
A screening of a machinima--a film made entirely in a virtual world, shown both in the real world and in Second Life.
Track down elusive boron and its place in the periodic table.
Learn how eyes work, and watch a cow's eye dissection. Then follow step-by-step instructions to do a cow's eye dissection yourself.
Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew on the exploration vessel Nautilus as they search for hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and ancient shipwrecks.
The Exploratorium will be streaming the 2020 total solar eclipse live from Patagonia. Mark your calendars for December 14th, 2020, and stay tuned for more details.
Check out efforts to restore California’s native steelhead and salmon.
Los movimientos del ojo hacen parecer que el dise�o brilla.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Learn about common electrical systems in our brains and fast-moving plants.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Go deep with the Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals.
Identify misalignments in your body by looking at your feet.
What do you really know about what you see?
Explore beryllium's role in the James Webb Space Telescope.
Capture the sound of your beautiful voice by singing into a wok.
Here are some activities that test your memory – and some things you can try to help you remember things better.
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
Experience the end of the transit of Venus.
Discover music where you never thought you'd find it.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
Make an observatory to see the amazing colors in bubbles!
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace it's path.
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