plants "exhale" oxygen in the Oxygen Bubbles
What are the essential elements of life? How can you distinguish
between the living and nonliving world? You can explore these
questions and more at the Exploratoriums collection
of Life Science exhibits.
more than three years of research and development,
Traits of Life
opened to the public in the fall of 2002.
Featuring over 30 new and revitalized biology exhibits and
demonstrations, the Traits collection examines the fundamental
elements common to all living things.
this site, you can find information
the collection, view a
of the exhibits, sample
online, see the Traits
Does a Muscle Work?" and meet the
who illustrated it, and explore
to other sites where you can find more information about the
nature and structure of the natural world.
of Life is made possible by a grant from the National
Science Foundation, with additional support from the
Genentech Foundation for Biomedical Sciences, National
Endowment for the Arts, and The Camille and Henry Dreyfus