The Exploratorium was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
2012 Sign Up For Camp
Exploratorium Summer Camps was awarded the Best of 2012 from Sign Up For Camp.
Exploratorium made Homeschool.com's Top 100 Educational Websites for 2012 in the science category.
Exploratorium was voted #1 on the 2012 Top 10 Best Science & Technology Museums for Trekaroo, a website for kids, trips and tips.
2011 National Science Boards
Awarded to the Exploratorium for its contributions to the public understanding of science and engineering (May 2011). This is one of the most prestigious national honors in science given to an organization, short of a Presidential Medal.
2011 7x7 Magazine
Exploratorium's After Dark event was voted Best Night at the Museum as a part of 7X7SF Best of the City.
2011 core77 Design Magazine & Resource
Core77 awarded the Exploratorium the 2011 Design Award for its Tinkering Studio, notable for its design education initiatives.
2011 American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Exploratorium is awarded one of the top 25 websites by the American Association of School Libraries for fostering the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.