- About Us
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- About Us
- Join + Support
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We believe that learning is joyful and lifelong. By creating inquiry-based experiences and tools that spark wonder; offer hands-on experiences; and encourage questions, explorations, and individual discovery, we're transforming the way people learn. Learning this way empowers people to figure things out for themselves—about science, but also about any topic, claim, or idea.
If you're a teacher, parent, student, after-school educator, or professional developer, there are lots of unique resources here for you. Dive in and see what you discover.
Whether inside the museum or on the other side of the planet, in school settings or out in the world, we offer a variety of resources—videos, classroom activities, tools, and workshops—that support better teaching and better learning.
Are you a secondary science teacher looking for ways to introduce more inquiry into your classroom?
Register for free online workshops for educators.
Address the effects of interrupted learning during COVID-19 school closures.
See the Teacher Institute in action, and reflect on teacher professional learning.
Resources supporting implementation of the California Next Generation Science Standards
Learn how the Exploratorium is supporting NGSS implementation across California.
Inquiry-based professional development for K–5 educators and leaders
Hands-on, inquiry-rich experiences for secondary science and math teachers
Activities and workshops for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration
Supporting and inspiring students
Join the effort toward effective, insightful, joyful learning for all.
We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
Our tools for teaching and learning go far beyond our exhibits—they are designed to spark curiosity, exploration, and understanding in learners and educators of all ages, near and far, and in all kinds of settings.
Find everything you need to support science learning from home.
Find low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
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Spark delight and learning with six hands-on, phenomena-driven learning experiences.
Comienza a aprender en línea con estos recursos gratuitos en español.
Experiment with science, art, technology, and delightful ideas.
Open these boxes of digital learning materials—lessons, activities, supply lists, and more.
Exciting science activities based in amazing phenomena
Video and audio content produced by the Exploratorium
Browse this collection to engage with our exhibits online.
Explore some of our publications featuring activities, tinkering, cooking, and more.
We believe there are different ways of learning and knowing: through direct experience, art, dialogue, and making. Research and evaluation help us find out more about how people learn, and how we can improve our work.
Research about learning in informal environments
Teacher Institute research focuses on content, pedagogy, teaching, and learning.
Exploring the connections between science learning and language development.
Activities and exhibits are developed in The Learning Studio, the creative engine (adjacent to The Tinkering Studio) where ideas are generated, discarded, tested and perfected.
The Exploratorium provides a variety of programs for children and youth throughout the the community. These include free events, partnerships with community outreach organizations, and in-house programs to provide learning and leadership opportunities.
STEM program for underrepresented youth
These student employees engage visitors and help run the museum.
Exhibit-based educational activities and partnerships with community organizations
Banner photo credit, girl with snail: © Sally Weis