Explore our reach
Explore our reach
Discover what the Exploratorium is doing right now to ignite curiosity, upend perceptions, and inspire brave leaps forward—and why it matters.
Learning Toolbox is your guide to shelter-in-place scienceAs 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.
Transforming the science classroom, in person or onlineWhether 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
Middle Ground sheds light on human behaviorPull 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.
More about our work and impact
Experiencing science through play
Anyone can experience themselves as a scientist with our Tinkering Studio, building and adjusting playful explorations of phenomena such as light and motion.
Building the global community
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.
Investing in Bay Area teens
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.
Bringing hands-on science learning to a virtual world
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.