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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.
Stepping is rhythmic movement that uses the body as an instrument.
An introduction to the concepts and theories that contribute to contemporary complexity research.
When you ride a bike in a straight line, you must make many minor corrections in order to stay upright.
Try these low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Do hot water and cold water mix?
The 1906 earthquake jolted geologists into focusing on how and why faults break loose.
Find out how proteins make muscles work in this original Exploratorium poster, illustrated by David Goodsell.
Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and over walls.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Explore the rhythm of "Child's Play" with composer Jason Bolte.
Take a microscopic tour of the staff of life.
Rainbows on the ceiling, rainbows on the floor.
Why do you do what you do?
Take an animated tour of Antarctica's variety of ice formations, which give it a beauty unrivaled anywhere on Earth.
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
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?
See why these beautiful flowers have attracted generations of admirers.
From May 20 to June 5 1997, we presented a webcast series exploring the art and science of severe storm visualization.
Human are preparing to travel to Mars—would you go?
Test your memory and compare it with your friends'.
Make a simple rocket and a rocket launcher, and watch a demonstration of how the finished rocket will fly.
by Steve Gennrich • January 7, 2017
Peter Taylor, Exploratorium Super-Technician, talks about his outdoor installation tools.
When you pick up a baseball, it immediately suggests its purpose: to be thrown fast and with considerable accuracy.
Learn how Hubble Telescope scientists put together those lovely pictures.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Enjoy strandbeests making their way across the beach.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Cuatro exposiciones lo suficientemente pequeñas para caber en tarjetas postales.
Interact with the Cafe Wall Illusion.
Test your memory–and learn how to improve it!
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
Can you tell the difference between human and nonhuman embryos?
Most paper airplanes are flat, but these paper hoops can really fly!
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
From 1977 until 2003, the Exploratorium published a quarterly magazine. The Exploratorium Magazine Online is a companion to selected issues of the print magazine, providing key articles and activities and including multimedia features.
Read stories and see footage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Saving seeds helps preserve the culture of Native American farmers in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
Heat-trapping gases play a major role in polar climate change.
These tricky pictures shift and change as you look at them.
Find out what it takes to monitor climate change.
Journey into Chaco Canyon, where ancient people built monuments to the cosmos. Journey to Chichén Itzá, where the Maya built monuments to the sun.
How do first responders rescue whales tangled in debris?
Dive into compositions exploring ancient forms from Middle Eastern cultures.
What's at fault?
What's the science behind a home run? Why do curveballs curve? Learn about the game from players from the S.F. Giants & Oakland A's.
Explore the ancient knowledge of the Maya, who built sophisticated monuments to the sun.
Hear from Theo Jansen how the strandbeests' feet have changed and why.
Learn how grafting, hybridizing, and transgenics have transformed cultivation.
See how well various materials conduct electricity and use Science Journal to explore your data.
Find out how a cochlear implant helped one man regain the ability to listen.
How do you decide to share, help, and collaborate with others?
Got questions about electrolysis in the classroom? We've got answers.
Come along as we explore the cool, dark world of cheese.
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