Explorables: Cells

Saturday, March 21, 2020 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Gallery 4

Free for Donors and Daytime Members.

Note: These activities are drop-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

Get inspired by the Exploratorium's exhibit collection Cells to Self and check out three new Explorables activities. Spend time learning about cells and draw your own, make your own DIY microscope cellphone attachment and play around with the symmetry of your face! 


Right Self, Left Self
People often think symmetry is beautiful, but our faces aren’t very symmetrical at all. Using photography, you can see how alike, or different, the left and right sides of your face really are.


Cell Traces
You might think that cells are simply shaped objects, but they are actually quite complex and beautiful. In this cellular drawing workshop, you'll make rubbings on paper using laser-cut templates of various animal cell parts.


Turn Your Cellphone Into a Microscope
Researchers regularly use complicated microscopes in the lab, but the microscopic world is all around you to explore. Using a glass bead, some cardboard, and rubber bands, you’ll turn your phone into a simple microscope and step into this tiny world on your own!


Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight.

All materials provided; take what you make.

Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.