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.
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.
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!
Most experiments are just as much fun and educational for adults as for kids.
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Don't Miss Open MAKE: A Program to Inspire Young Makers on Feb 27 with MAKE Magazine founder Dale Dougherty. Starts at 11am.
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!
Come to after dark hours on the first Thursday of each month to avoid the screaming children and have a beer while sciencing.
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
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Feel your way out...
Make sure you have a few hours to spare and a lot of energy before entering. It's a big place, don't burn yourself out on the first few rooms of exhibits.
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
Some genius put all the buttons and tools together and so you can move, transforme and sometimes explodes lots of experiments. Must see.
Visit their new location along the Embarcadero, it's a beautiful new space. I dare you to drink out of the toilet water fountain! Also, head to the back to check out sweeping views of the SF Bay!
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
If you pick one museum, this outrageous hands-on museum is a must.
After Dark, every first Thursday. Try it, you'll like.
the science of baseball for the win!!
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.
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Really fun. I loved to play with the experiments. The infrared camera was so cool, showed how my boyfriend has hotter hands than I have
Incluso no City Pass, vale a pena o passeio!! Principalmente com crianças...
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!