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As science news continues to dominate the headlines, explore this new collection of learning tools to help you understand the world using what you have at home. Whether you’re an educator, parent, or just science-curious, find out why soap destroys viruses, tinker around your house, or cook up some food science.
Whether in person or in virtual classrooms, we support teachers in bringing inquiry-based, interactive learning to their students. Exploratorium educators have reached thousands of science and math teachers and provided free online classroom tools to a million-plus educators worldwide.
COLLABORATING NEAR AND FAR
Pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground, our free offsite exhibition that’s bringing strangers together in San Francisco’s Civic Center. Interactive experiences will get you thinking about bias and stereotyping, humor and generosity, how we work together, and how we pull apart into tribes.
Anyone can experience themselves as a scientist with our Tinkering Studio, building and adjusting playful explorations of phenomena such as light and motion.
From San Francisco to Ramallah, and from NASA to the Boys & Girls Club, we collaborate with people and organizations to create joyful learning and build a strong global community of learners and educators.
Since 1969, the High School Explainer program has welcomed more than 3,500 students to explore STEM fields while gaining career and life skills. During our closure, we're reimagining the program for future generations of Explainers.
Learners of all ages can feed their curiosity with thought-provoking virtual programming, free online science activities, and interactive projects that transform any location into a laboratory.
Our five-year Cambio project's ultimate goal is transformative: a museum field that is inclusive of Latinx communities, cultures, and audiences at all levels of the organization.
May 13, 2021
The Exploratorium to Reopen to the Public on July 1
April 28, 2021
The Exploratorium’s Chris Flink to Transition Out of Leadership Role
April 21, 2021
Exploratorium a Key Partner in the Smithsonian’s “Vaccines & US” Initiative
March 1, 2021
The Exploratorium Celebrates 34th Annual Pi Day Online
January 29, 2021
Exploratorium Presents a Range of Astronomy Programming
January 26, 2021
The Exploratorium Announces New Trustees
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Field trip costs—including transportation—for one kid to experience joyful learning at the Exploratorium.
Two days’ worth of eyeballs for our Explainers’ famous cow eye dissection demonstrations.
One day of innovative professional development for an education leader shaping California’s classrooms.