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Investigate forces shaping the City, Bay, and region. Watch shifting winds and tides, reveal hidden life, shake a bridge, observe human behavior, and find new ways to notice the places we inhabit.
Read the Curators' Statement.
Listen to a 27-foot-tall harp that's strummed by the wind.
Get an upside-down, pedal-powered view of the scenery.
Compare how gravel, sand, and fine silt settle out of swirling waters.
Loops dance along the ground as visitors play an Exploratorium-style game of jump rope.
The color of the water changes. What’s affecting it today?
Which way is the water flowing?
Expanding rust is a force strong enough to shatter concrete.
Explore the shifting light of day.
In San Francisco, bridges and buildings are made to move.
How far can you see into the water?
Pick a rainstorm to experience, from mist to driving rain.
Wind patterns are made visible by a column of red arrows.
There's always something interesting happening here—check out our ongoing events.
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(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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