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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.
Bring movie, TV, and cartoon images to life.
Be mesmerized by the PVC structure that allows Strandbeests to walk.
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, “marsquakes?"
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or the moon? Here's your chance to find out.
Join curator Marina McDougall for a conversation with photographer Lena Herzog.
An evening of wine, food, and talk.
How do first responders rescue whales tangled in debris?
Activities and History
Open your eyes to "She Blinded Me With Science."
Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions for doing your own cow's eye dissection.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
Pick one and guess the source
Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and archived Webcasts.
by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
A giant blob of warm water means no crab for Christmas.
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
Peter Whitehead is an instrument builder, performer, and composer.
Watch Theo Jansen prepare to release a strandbeest on the beach.
by Steve Gennrich • January 7, 2017
Peter Taylor, Exploratorium Super-Technician, talks about his outdoor installation tools.
Chase the shadow of the rare total lunar eclipse.
Can you tell the difference between human and nonhuman embryos?
What do you really know about what you see?
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
Sometimes we can learn about outer space when space objects come to us.
Hold a paper airplane contest and discover which plane flies the best.
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
A naked egg is an egg without a shell. Using vinegar, you can dissolve the eggshell without breaking the membrane that contains the egg.
Explore why different soap films are different colors.
Cameras taught us the math of vision—find out how.
Use the Science Journal mobile app to investigate the light around you.
Find out how a cochlear implant helped one man regain the ability to listen.
Time is time wherever you are...right?
Can making up stories improve your memory? Try it!
Behold beryllium, and find out why it's both prized and poisonous.
This series of activities explores those handiest of appendages, your hands.
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
Saving seeds helps preserve the culture of Native American farmers in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. She could not own property in her own name after marriage. But she could play ball. . .
Watch selections from the Kronos Quartet's performance at Resonance.
Have you ever wondered what makes blue cheese blue, or why some cheeses are hard and others soft?
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
Can you trust your own memory? Find out with this activity.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Find out what all that fiddling around before a concert is really about.
Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera.
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