Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, August 20, 2016 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Satisfy your curiosity with these edible activities.

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
Drink a tea made from miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) and taste how it affects your perceptions of sweet and sour foods. Try artichokes, pickled cucumbers, and hard candies. What do you notice?


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.