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Did you know that your kitchen is actually a secret laboratory where tons of crazy-cool science goes down every day? Or that your fridge is jam-packed with chemistry materials? Join the world-famous Exploratorium for 30+ delicious discoveries, including the science of food, cooking, baking, nutrition, and taste.
The Exploratorium’s ExploringKitchen Science is your hands-on guide to exploring all the tasty chemistry that goes on all around you—from burning a peanut to understand how calories work to making blinking rock candies with LEDs inside, from cooking up oobleck as a wild and wacky lesson in matter to making ice cream with dry ice!
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Use cabbage juice as a pH indicator and salt and olive oil as a lava lamp.
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Internationally acclaimed as the first hands-on science museum of its kind, the Exploratorium is home to more than 475 interactive exhibits, all of which create an otherworldly and awe-inspiring experience of everyday physical forces. More than half a million people visit the museum annually, and several hundred thousand more interact with exhibits sent abroad. The Exploratorium was awarded National Science Board 2011 Public Service Science Award for its continued good works in heightening awareness of the intersection of art and science, and it has trained more than 6,000 teachers in learning through hands-on interaction.