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San Francisco Exploratorium shows off its huge new digs

What's a hands-on science museum to do when it has a midlife crisis? The same as anybody else: it moves to a new, fancier home.

By April 14, 2013


Peek inside the amazing new Exploratorium (photos)

Take a tour of the new digs for San Francisco's visionary hands-on Exploratorium science museum, which is set to reopen to the public next week.

20 Images By April 14, 2013


Artist's low-tech art form gets high-tech attention

The humble toothpick has been elevated to a thing of art. An elaborate sculpture of San Francisco is drawing crowds to the city's Exploratorium museum. CNET's Sumi Das shows us a surprising low-tech device used to create the masterpiece.

By October 11, 2013


Hidden messages, old ears: iPad app tests sound phenomena

Created by the Exploratorium museum, the Sound Uncovered app brings science experiments to your tablet.

By February 12, 2013


Exploratorium's shocking 40th anniversary kicks off

The San Francisco museum's celebration of science and exploration gets under way this weekend with Dr. Megavolt.

November 6, 2009


Exploratorium serves up the science of cocktails (audio slideshow)

An event at the Exploratorium in San Francisco explores some of the scientific properties behind the bar.

By January 22, 2010


Mixology: The science of cocktails (photos)

At a fund-raiser for The Exploratorium, San Francisco's storied hands-on science museum, lucky guests learn about the chemistry in their cosmos, while consuming one or two.

By January 29, 2011


Geometry Playground takes shape in SF

New Exploratorium exhibit angles to move geometry from the textbook realm to the experiential realm with displays like cool 3D climbing structures.

By June 21, 2010


Digital clothing takes center stage at S.F. Exploratorium

At the opening night of an exhibit celebrating digital clothing, designers show how fashion can be high-tech and how high-tech can be fashionable.

By April 25, 2008


Solar eclipse coming to 'Second Life'

San Francisco's Exploratorium science museum teams up with NASA to deliver a Webcast of the upcoming total solar eclipse to the 3D virtual world and other online viewers.

By June 30, 2008