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Thank you to the individuals who give their commitment, time, and hard work to make Party at the Piers and Afterglow successful events.
Explore how different deodorants affect the bacteria in your armpit.
Indulge in a bit of joyful voyeurism as we screen and celebrate home movies.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PST
Indulge in a bit of joyful voyeurism—celebrate home movies.
Explore the things in outer space that make Earth their target.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Join us for our largest fundraiser, this year live and online.
Kudos we have received.
Demonstrate resonance by shaking dried spaghetti.
What do animals know, and how do they know it?
Thursday, November 12, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PST
Tinker with electricity using common objects: batteries, lights, buzzers, motors, switches, etc.
The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory.
Learn how to fly with this neat mirror trick.
The energy released in earthquakes ranges over many orders of magnitude.
Microbial decomposers heat things up.
Construct a protein through cereal additions.
Noodle around with elemental properties and how they’re organized.
Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home.
This month, we hosted computer scientist and playful inventor Paula Bontá in the Tinkering Studio. Paula is a longtime friend of the Tinkering Studio and her work in the creative computation community runs deep.
See for yourself which face coverings work best.
Celebrate your wedding in a unique venue with exciting exhibits and unforgettable views.
Explore the history, geography, and ecology of the Bay Area.
Wonder Funday is an epic playdate and impactful fundraiser for science all rolled into one.
Support educational programs at this epic playdate and fundraiser for science all rolled into one.
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