# Explore the network

There are several ways to explore and get insights from the Filecoin network.

# Block explorers

Name Screenshot
Filscan (opens new window)
Filscout (opens new window)
Filfox (opens new window)
Filplorer (opens new window)
1475 Explorer (opens new window)

# Lotus

Once you are setup with Lotus (opens new window) you can use the command line to query information about the nework.

Get the head tipset:

lotus chain head

Print a block:

lotus chain getblock <block_cid>

Print message information:

lotus chain getmessage <message_cid>

For additional chain-related commands check:

lotus chain --help