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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.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Decorate your white walls with rainbow colors!
Learn about common electrical systems in our brains and fast-moving plants.
La famosa modelo de Leonardo es usada en un interesante experimento de percepci�_n.
Do you have a staring problem?
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Recycle some cans to make after-dinner music!
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Looking at the night sky can help you see how your eyes and brain make sense out of moonlight.
Technological developments have changed how we view Earth. See LandSat images and learn more about our home planet.
Bike builder David Folch builds supersized bikes for supersized riders.
The only continent without any countries or government . . .
There are about 500 dispatches from scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctica, along with original videos, photos, webcasts, and articles.
Si mira fijamente este punto por algunos momentos, éste desaparece.
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Explore the mysteries of Ocean Beach's black sand (a.k.a. magnetite).
Here's how you can model the use of X rays for medical examinations with some sand and a piece of screen.
Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
by Josh Bacigalupi • February 22, 2017
Adaptive Work is understanding in the face of Complexity.
Measure the brightness of the sun using cooking oil and a white card.
What brings archeologists and astronomers alike to this ten-mile canyon in remote New Mexico?
How does solitary confinement affect the human brain?
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
Your thumb and index finger can help you test a steak's degree of doneness.
Rock out with renowned San Francisco band The Residents.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Dig into the succulent science of making things grow.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Learn why the colors on a soap film develop and change.
What's in that cup of coffee anyway? Find out about the history and chemistry of coffee.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
Mold your mind to the design history of aluminum.
Get a taste of how the earth's plates move.
Find out how different kinds of candy are made in the Candy-o-matic!
Activities and History
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
Watch a magnet repel a grape and consider different types of magnetism.
fat, proteins, collagen, and more
Four downloadable workshop guides for teaching introductory genetics in a museum or other informal education setting.
High energy prices got you down? Discover how pickles can ease your troubles.
This simple paper toy spins through the air like a mini-helicopter!
Three auditory illusions created by students from the Center for Electronic Art.
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
by Eileen Campbell • July 29, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Today: a quarter moon (waxing).
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
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.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Get an overview of NASA's rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
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