Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, April 15, 2017 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Satisfy your curiosity with edible activities and wildflower seed bombs.

Flash Pickling
Turn vegetables into a delicious pickled snack. Flash pickling is a simple technique that lets you perform the pickling process in under a minute.

The Nose Knows
Have you ever noticed that food tastes chalky when you have a cold? Close your eyes and hold your nose to guess the real taste of a piece of candy—and sniff out your nose’s role in your sense of taste.

Miracle Fruit
Ingest a tab of tea made from a miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) and see how it affects your taste perceptions of sweet and sour foods.

Seed Bombs
Whether you’re an expert or a novice agriculturalist, make wildflower seed bombs that you can scatter to the wind and follow their spread and growth from seedling to flower.


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.