The Exploratorium is a world-renowned, playful learning laboratory of provocative exhibits & experiences that ignite curiosity & transform the way people learn. We are temporarily closed as we relocate from the Palace of Fine Arts. Our grand reopening at Pier 15 is Wedn...
Founded in 1969 by the noted physicist Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, the Exploratorium offers visitors exhibits, webcasts, websites and events to explore & understand the world around them.
Try everything, you'll feel like a kid again.
Do the spinning-loops thing - one of the first exhibits as you step in the door. I could play it for hours.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this art and science museum. We think it’s fun at any age.
First Wednesday of the month is free.
The entire Exploratorium is awesome, but you simply have to do the Tactile Dome to say you've really done it all. So much fun!
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Most experiments are just as much fun and educational for adults as for kids.
Science Museum great for children and adults. Features the Tactile Dome, which is a maze of tunnels and slides that you go through completely in the dark using your sense of touch to get you through.
Plan on spending lots of time here. A great find! Every city needs an Exploratorium.
Go to the Exploratorium on March 14, participate in the Pi Parade. Eat pie!
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Feel your way out...
Get the food here. It's amazing and not too pricey. Best museum food ever, hands down - it's a lot better than most restaurants. Bonus: it's a good break from the crowds (kids) too
Bay Area residents get a discount! Great place to spend an afternoon with nieces and nephews!
If you are visiting and you are not bringing a child, go at opening so you can use everything without waiting for the stuck up moms with their little kids to finish.
There are going to be Science of Baseball exhibits, activities, and demonstrations Friday, May 14th with Exploratorium teachers, scientists, and a Giants player in attendance.
on Sunday try to get here before 2pm because they close at 5pm.
Baby germs don't touch anything
Come take a trip back in time and see San Francisco’s colorful history come to life. Visit Westfield San Francisco Centre on 865 Market Street to watch our free light spectacular under the dome!
Finally, a museum where you're allowed to touch things! - Kaitlyn Ellison, Community Intern
After Dark, every first Thursday. Try it, you'll like.
Two words tactile dome
In 2013, the Exploratorium moves from the Palace of Fine Arts (since '69) in the Marina to Piers 15 & 17 in the Embarcadero.
Try to find guitar and Teddy bear inside
Find an Explainer in an orange vest and ask them which exhibit is their favorite! You're bound to learn something cool.
Fun and interactive science/learning center. Geared toward kids, but was still fun.
This place is awesome. Fun exhibits even for adults and all hands on. Really challenges your perception and what you thought you knew.
This place is so fun, my favorite section was the Psychology & Sociology exhibits especially the New York hospital exhibit.
Fucking magnets, how do they work?! Go here to find out.
The Exploratorium is one of the best museums in the world, but adult nights on Thursdays are more than a little fratty.
Wish they didn't close so early in the summer. This place is amazing!
Great space, lots of interesting nature and science experiments, widgets, maps, etc; nice view of the bay
Come early on Saturday's in the summer. Avoid Taking the Embarcadero b/c of Farmers Market.
Try to come early in the day before it gets over run by kids.
Some genius put all the buttons and tools together and so you can move, transforme and sometimes explodes lots of experiments. Must see.
По счастливой случайности, оказалась в С-Ф в день открытия этого чудесного места. Там раскрываются все тайны физики и всё можно пощупать/увидеть/услышать и испытать на себе. Очень рекомендую!