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Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home.
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.
The Exploratorium wasn't built in a day—watch it go up in a minute.
Can a gum wrapper have a story? Discover just how important and meaningful an object can be.
Explore the unknown world inside your brain with these fun activities.
Make a fantastic toy that shimmers when you shake it.
Explore light, shadow, and motion using a variety of simple materials and light sources.
Make a tool that lets you measure how tall a building is or how high a rocket flies.
Go into the studio with some of the automata artists from our Curious Contraptions exhibition.
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without gla
A bicycle, masking tape, paper, pencil, and a little curiosity are all you need to find out how the gears of a bicycle work.
Decorate your desktop with some of the most intriguing pattern and perception images from the Exploratorium.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
Explore the mysterious interactions between light and geography through the eyes and works of artists Charles Ross and James Turrell.
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.
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
Using a spectroscope, you may see that what appears to be a single color of light is really a combination of colors called a spectrum.
A model for heart development
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
See recent articles on polar science.
Bulk up your understanding of the "muscles" that move Theo Jansen's strandbeests.
Produce some pretty mixed-up music with this online interactive.
Split light into its different wavelengths using simple materials.
What happens to sandy or fine-grained soils when an earthquake shakes them up? Try this simple activity to find out.
See living stem cells and find out why they are the "stem" from which all other cells develop.
Join us as we visit the Hubble Space Telescope, and see what's happening at Mission Control.
This is an easy grafting project for beginners.
What do you really know about what you see?
Learn about ocean acidification with this simple experiment.
Experiment with rhythm through stepping, a musical dance form that uses the body as a percussion instrument.
Find out why wind resistance is a big drag for bicyclists, and use our calculator to estimate drag for yourself.
Bone conduction is another pathway to listening.
Kid-friendly explorations and experiments for curious minds.
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
Learn how to use physics to distinguish between raw eggs and hard-cooked eggs.
Skilled listeners share their secrets.
Explore an interactive map.
Learn about the body's vital defense force.
Have you ever wondered what makes blue cheese blue, or why some cheeses are hard and others soft?
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.
Ensure a successful ocean acidification experiment with these teaching tips.
Sometimes we can learn about outer space when space objects come to us.
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Make a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
Get your antennae ready for what's on the airwaves.
Hold a paper airplane contest and discover which plane flies the best.
What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope?
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
Our collaboration with Public Radio International's The World. With Public Radio International, we're taking technology news beyond the headlines.
Where is the Center of the Universe? Here, there, and everywhere.
A brief history of Chichen Itza.
It's not just the moon that causes ocean tides.
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