Science in the City & Driven Episodes
Presidio of San Francisco is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

1. Presidio of San Francisco

9.6
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA
Park · Presidio National Park · 65 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Did you know that the Presidio was founded in 1776 and is an active archeological site? Imagine how it may have looked nearly 250 years ago! To learn more, here’s a Science in the City video we made: Read more.

Ocean Beach is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

2. Ocean Beach

9.5
Point Lobos Ave (at Great Hwy), San Francisco, CA
Beach · Outer Sunset · 259 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Bring a magnet! We love to collect “black sand” or magnetic mineral magnetite at Ocean Beach. Drop a magnet inside your plastic cup & wave bottom of the cup just above sand to attract minerals. Demo: Read more.

Seward Street Slides is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

3. Seward Street Slides

8.1
Seward St (at Douglass), San Francisco, CA
Playground · Eureka Valley · 36 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Try riding down on parchment paper! The less resistance your ride has on the slides, the faster you'll go. Read more.

San Francisco Cable Car Museum is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

4. San Francisco Cable Car Museum

9.1
1201 Mason St (at Washington St), San Francisco, CA
History Museum · Nob Hill · 71 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Did you know that San Francisco has last permanently operating, manually operated cable car system in the world? Check out our Science in the City video to learn more about SF's cable cars! Read more.

War Memorial Opera House is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

5. War Memorial Opera House

9.2
301 Van Ness Ave (at Grove St), San Francisco, CA
Opera House · Civic Center · 97 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Spot a wig! Sometimes it can take weeks to complete just one wig. Learn about the Wig Master of the world-renowned San Francisco Opera from our Driven: True Stories of Inspiration video series, here: Read more.

Hayes Valley Farm is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

6. Hayes Valley Farm

450 Laguna St (at Fell St), San Francisco, CA
Farm · Hayes Valley · 5 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: This farm was once a freeway! Drop in Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday, noon–5:00, to volunteer. Learn about how this little utopia evolved in this episode of “Driven: True Stories of Inspiration”: Read more.

Beaver Street Wall is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

7. Beaver Street Wall

179 Beaver St (15th St), San Francisco, CA
Scenic Lookout · Corona Heights · 3 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Did you know this rock wall is one side of a fault? Feel it! This smooth surface is called "slickensides." It was polished during eons of years of fault motion. Our video features this wall at 4:15. Read more.

The Ecocenter at Heron's Head Park is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

8. The Ecocenter at Heron's Head Park

San Francisco, CA
Scenic Lookout · 1 tip

ExploratoriumExploratorium: This is the only "off the grid" building in San Francisco! You can learn about this amazing place and the people who run it by watching this episode of ”Driven: True Stories of Inspiration”: Read more.

Dolphin Club is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

9. Dolphin Club

8.1
502 Jefferson St (at Hyde St.), San Francisco, CA
Sports Club · Fishermans Wharf · 4 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Don't fight the current! For an easier swim, go out at low tide and return as the tide comes back in! Learn from the pros, a/k/a "The Old Goats," in this video from our Driven series: Read more.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

10. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

9.5
151 3rd St (btwn Mission & Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · SoMa · 224 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: In movie theaters across the country, film projectors are being replaced by digital projectors. Have you watched a 35 mm film projection at SFMOMA yet? Projectionist Paul Clipson gives us a tour: Read more.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

11. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

1145 Market St, San Francisco, CA
Government Building · Civic Center · 3 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: "SF has more restaurants per capita than any other U.S. city, producing tasty meals—and thousands of gallons of used cooking oil. See how SF Greasecycle is turning this oil into fuel for MUNI buses: Read more.

Jack's Record Cellar is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

12. Jack's Record Cellar

7.0
305-313 Scott St (at Page), San Francisco, CA
Record Shop · Lower Haight · 4 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: In this age of iPods and MP3s, vinyl records are still objects of curiosity and admiration. What's the difference between a 78 and a 45? What exactly is "cutting a record"? Find out from JRC owner: Read more.

Exploratorium is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

13. Exploratorium

9.3
Pier 15 (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Science Museum · Northern Waterfront · 324 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Beneath the 100-year-old piers, highly specialized divers are working to repair and restore the 1,200 concrete piles—sunk into the bay mud—that support the piers! Learn what they do: Read more.

Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

14. Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex

5.5
2615 Davis St, San Leandro, CA
Recycling Facility · 3 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Dropping off your garbage, recycling, hazardous waste or oversized junk today? Take a trip behind the scenes of the San Leandro Waste Management facility in this episode of Science in the City! Read more.

Doyle Drive is one of Science in the City & Driven Episodes.

15. Doyle Drive

Presidio Pkwy, San Francisco, CA
Road · Presidio National Park · 2 tips and reviews

ExploratoriumExploratorium: Did you know that Doyle Drive was built in 1933? Now too narrow for the amount of traffic and in need of a seismic upgrade, it’s being replaced by the new Presidio Parkway! We investigated: Read more.