Holiday Gift Guide


Look no further for the perfect holiday gift. The Exploratorium’s 2016 Gift Guide features an eclectic selection of items that promote learning, encourage creativity, and build unforgettable memories.

Inspired by the whimsical mechanical sculptures in our Curious Contraptions winter exhibition? You can purchase several Curious Contraptions-related products and build your own automata. In three simple steps you can create your own Icarus or Flying Dreamer with our ARToy Moving Model Kits. If working with paper is more our artistic forte, then you’ll love our Automata Paper Model Kits. With a pair of scissors and a little glue you can create a surfing dog or a fantastic flying pig.

Our book The Art of Tinkering shows how you can start tinkering with everyday objects and make something from soft circuits to wire art to puppets. Keep track of important 2017 dates with an Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table calendar—featuring striking images illustrated by Exploratorium artists.

These are only a few of the many items you’ll find in our 2016 Gift Guide. Our online Store offers creative and thoughtful gifts for people of all ages.

Illustrated by Cesar Cueva