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Science Museum, Other Nightlife, and Museum · Northern Waterfront
Pier 15 (Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Wed, Fri–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
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Yes (incl. American Express)

The Exploratorium is a world-renowned, playful learning laboratory of provocative exhibits & experiences that ignite curiosity & transform the way people learn.


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    Areej A.
    "Great place for kids and adults .. really really fun"(7 Tips)
    David M.
    "See the bay view and learn with hands on activities."(7 Tips)
    Jeff W.
    "Great cafe."(5 Tips)
    Stephanie L.
    "Fun for kids and parents alike."(5 Tips)
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  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila

    When you visit Exploratorium, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.

    Pueblo Viejo Tequila · 22 hours ago
  • Katherine .

    This place is for both kids and adults! One of the best science museums I have been to.

    Katherine 🙊 · 3 weeks ago
  • Maggie S.

    Great place to go with friends or on a date-- so much to do.

    Maggie Sheldon · 3 weeks ago
  • Andrew S.

    Even if you have a full day I don't think you can experience all the fun and informative exhibits here.

    Andrew Shuttleworth · 3 weeks ago
  • Daniel S.

    Great place <3

    Daniel Soto · January 13
  • Neil B.

    Order tickets online beforehand to skip the line.

    Neil Buckman · January 8
  • Barb R.

    So much to see and do! Fun day!

    Barb Rasmussen Kane · January 7
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila

    If you are in Exploratorium, try a real Mexican taste, order a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco

    Pueblo Viejo Tequila · December 24, 2015
  • shawn l.

    I always love all of the exhibits and easy to understand explanations.

    shawn lee · December 23, 2015
  • Jessica R.

    It'll take more than 1 visit to see/touch/play with everything here. Fantastic museum for both young and old.

    Jessica Roqué · December 18, 2015
  • Kenny S.

    What's good here? Everything!

    Kenny Stone · December 16, 2015
  • Chayce O.

    Epic fun time here! Come on Thursday nights for 18+ and drinks. So much fun with friends. 👍😎

    Chayce ONeal · December 16, 2015
  • Timur Z.

    Great place to get acquainted with a popular science.

    Timur Zhabbarov · December 15, 2015
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila

    If you are in Exploratorium, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.

    Pueblo Viejo Tequila · December 7, 2015
  • Cormac R.

    Preferred it before the move, but still tons of fun.

    Cormac Riordan · December 1, 2015
  • cansu u.

    Take your kid and spend a day full of joy and science

    cansu ugurlu · November 12, 2015
  • Bob R.

    Plan a long day. Great for kids 7 and older. Too much for younger ones. Resist the urge to bring the little ones until they can begin to grasp the scientific principles at work

    Bob Raines · November 7, 2015
  • Rosaline

    Great service and recommendations on cool gifts for curious kids that enjoy taking things apart or seeing how things work.

    Rosaline · November 7, 2015
  • m d.

    So much fun! Especially for kids, must be enjoyable place.

    m d · October 24, 2015
  • Alex P.

    One of my top favorite places. I love adult night, and when I have kids, I want them to take camps here.

    Alex Parker · October 23, 2015
  • spaceghost q.

    best museum in the city. loved this place as a kid and as an adult

    spaceghost qa · October 7, 2015
  • Kian L.

    Make sure you check out the camera obscura on the top floor! Definitely a highlight

    Kian Lavi · September 9, 2015
  • Erin K.

    Great for kids and adults!

    Erin K · September 2, 2015
  • Areej A.

    Great place for kids and adults .. really really fun

    Areej Ashour · August 16, 2015
  • Arianna B.

    Very interactive. Entertaining for all ages, educational.

    Arianna Berman · August 13, 2015
  • Dominic R.

    All the science exhibits bring back memories of childhood!

    Dominic Rios · July 16, 2015
  • Rebecca M.

    Great museum for kids and adults alike. Please allow a few hours to see the entire museum; it's quite big.

    Rebecca Maldonado · July 14, 2015
  • Gilda J.

    Everything. Make sure you have time. Lots to look at.

    Gilda Jaime · July 11, 2015
  • Alejandro V.

    Incredible view to the bay. Totally worth the entry.

    Alejandro Villa Renteria · July 6, 2015
  • Cameron K.

    My favorite museum of all time! Make sure to set aside enough time! There is a lot to see and explore!

    Cameron Ketcham · June 26, 2015
  • shyain c.

    Its way more fun for younger children because they don't have to worry about stepping on them.

    shyain christopher · June 24, 2015
  • Hallebeek

    After 6 pm is adults only :)

    Hallebeek · June 9, 2015
  • Larissa P.

    The best recreation for kids and adults alike. Maybe even more for the latter.

    Larissa Pak · June 4, 2015
  • Stephanie R.

    Awesome place for kids and families. So interactive.

    Stephanie Robinson · June 2, 2015
  • Jenny Q.

    Such a fun museum, and the new location is huge. This is science the way it's meant to be taught

    Jenny Q · May 26, 2015
  • Bre R.

    Lots of fun but bring hand sanitizer!

    Bre Roz · May 13, 2015
  • Runqiu C.

    $29 for adult ticket is expensive! It's easy to spend 2 hours here. Very fun.

    Runqiu Cai · May 13, 2015
  • Victoria Z.

    Cool gift shop.

    Victoria Zodrow · May 10, 2015
  • Destynee A.

    An amazing building of science omg. Just perfect. I would advise at least 3 hours to get he complete experience.

    Destynee Autumn · April 2, 2015
  • Hamdi B.

    Nice museum, really funny !

    Hamdi Ben Lagha · March 24, 2015
  • Arjun S.

    Don't miss out on the section upstairs. My favorite was the camera obscura !!

    Arjun Sundararajan · March 23, 2015
  • Luis Eduardo C.

    It's a great experience for your senses. A must visit.

    Luis Eduardo Castro Moreno · March 22, 2015
  • Michael Y.

    Wonderful place so enjoyable👍

    Michael Yshanghai · March 19, 2015
  • Kwendo J.

    The fee to enter is a bit exorbitant but there are some cool stuff

    Kwendo Josh · March 18, 2015
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    The Exploratorium, an interactive science museum, is great family fun. Test your sense of touch in the darkness at the Tactile Dome.

    The Ritz-Carlton · March 16, 2015
  • Marianella R.

    Its awesome, it will tale you several hours to be able to see most attractions.

    Marianella Raygada · March 16, 2015
  • Shreyans P.

    One of SF's best attractions

    Shreyans Parekh · March 15, 2015
  • Ashley K.

    Great museum worth an entire afternoon of playing and exploring!

    Ashley Kemper · March 12, 2015
  • Michael D.

    WOW. Probably one of my favorite hands on science museums out there. Make a lot of time and try the tactile dome.

    Michael Davidson · March 8, 2015
  • Mohammad A.

    Not to be missed specially if you have kids. Adults will like it to

    Mohammad Abusharif · February 17, 2015

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