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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.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers.
Behold beryllium, and find out why it's both prized and poisonous.
See a map of recent earthquakes in the United States, and learn why earthquakes happen so frequently on the West Coast.
Why is baseball so popular in Japan?
What do you really know about what you see?
Take a look at Mars rocks with the Curiosity rover.
A multifaceted exhibition that explored genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives from April 8 to September 4, 1995.
The Exploratorium is a place like no other.
Learn how some vibrant seniors exercise their minds, and find out what you can do to help your own memory.
Summertime in the Arctic is for the birds
Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires?
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Why do I hear the bass from my neighbor's stereo, but not the treble?
Consider decision-making for an aging population and its implications.
Discover secret colors hidden in a black marker!
Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball.
Experience the slow majesty of the transit of Venus.
Cuatro exposiciones lo suficientemente pequeñas para caber en tarjetas postales.
Make very, very, very tiny lightning, anytime you want!
by Paul Doherty • March 4, 2016
How can an event end the day before it begins?
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
See the JPL "sandbox" where robotic rovers are tested.
Explore a part of the Galapagos that Darwin never saw.
Experiment with rhythm through stepping, a musical dance form that uses the body as a percussion instrument.
Explore a timeline of homind fossils.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
by Chad Lange • February 7, 2018
Follow one allergic patient's journey from peanut fearer to peanut conqueror.
Learn the details of NASA's 2014 Rosetta Mission.
Will the "real" South Pole please stand up?
by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
A giant blob of warm water means no crab for Christmas.
Learn how to find the histories and origins of words.
Can your eyes fool your nose? Find out with this experiment.
Get your ringing questions about sound answered here.
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
Learn the science behind bad hair days, and learn how hair increases its length when humidity increases, making curly hair frizz and straight hair go limp.
Explore Zinc's key role in maintaining human health.
Tag along on The Windows, a trek to Mount Diablo.
In this activity, you'll learn about "tempering" -- a delicate process of melting and cooling chocolate.
Sit down for compost tea with a visionary cultivator.
Explore the surprising side of color.
Learn how changes in genes over generations created the modern goldfish.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease—on an airship.
Find out why balls bounce--or fail to bounce.
Shake up soil and water to see liquefaction at work.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Help prepare for sea level rise by documenting King Tides.
It's easy to fold a sheet of paper in half. But can you fold a sheet of paper in half ten times?
The majority of Barrow residents are indigenous people who live both traditional and modern lives
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