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Why do we see colors in soap bubbles?
Make a home for a colorful community of microorganisms.
A carbon dioxide–rich atmosphere changes the water beneath it.
Shine some light on brine shrimp behavior.
Take a (super) close look at your smartphone. You may be surprised by what you see.
Write a message in DNA.
Whet your appetite for Snacks with these themed Special Collections.
Find resources and learn more about how your museum team can prepare and apply to the Cambio project at www.cambioproject.org.
Discover the real taste of candy.
Use straight lines to learn about circles.
How do you put a straight rod through a curved slot?
See yourself as others see you in this cylindrical mirror.
Fit nucleic acid and proteins into a small package.
Demonstrate resonance by shaking dried spaghetti.
Learn how the Exploratorium is supporting NGSS implementation across California.
Find the height of a tree, paper rocket or North Star.
Make dendritic diversions and bodacious branches.
Explore the twinkling of stars by beaming a laser pointer over a hot plate.
String and scissors are all you need to find pi all around you.
Viscous liquids create a mesmerizing light display.
Speed up geologic time with a sedimentary squeeze.
Falling dominoes model signal transmission in a neuron.
Explore a famous environmental data set to learn about climate change.
Get outside and discover the diversity of insect life in your neighborhood.
Watch the life of a plant embryo unfold.
Ready for liftoff? Launch rockets with your own launcher!
Turn an old CD into a spectroscope to analyze light.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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