The Exploratorium is an eye-opening, playful place to explore how the world works. Our exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects ignite curiosity and lead to profound learning.
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We will be open every day in July and August.
Learn how scientists study social interactions at the Science of Sharing exhibition.
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The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal education, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages.
The Exploratorium has over 600 mind-opening exhibits to shake up your perceptions, spark your curiosity, and inspire your creativity.
Plan Your Visit
(Embarcadero @ Green St.)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Reserve a prepaid parking spot
Every Day: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening (18+): 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Friday August 28, 2015 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The museum closes at 5:00 p.m. today, but the after-hours interactive fun continues in our Tactile Dome. Take an interactive journey through total darkness during these special evening hours.
Saturday August 29, 2015 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 • 1:30 p.m.
A series of live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which is using an ROV to explore the ocean floor off the coasts of California and Canada.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The Exploratorium will be open every Monday in August.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Experience some of the simplicity, beauty, and elegance that inspire your mathematically inclined friends, and discover some surprising ways to see mathematics everywhere.
The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception—a vast collection of online experiences that feed your curiosity.
A dozen whales washed up on Northern California shores in early 2015. See what some Bay Area first responders think may be the cause.
Use these Activities in your classroom or after-school program to explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing. Minimal setup and materials required.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
Explore eclectic, sonically cool videos and sound files—including Reggie Watts improvising in the Exploratorium's old Sound Column.
If you haven’t yet downloaded our free apps in our Uncovered series, then you’re in for a surprise—actually, loads of them.
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Pier 15(Embarcadero at Green Street)San Francisco, CA 94111(415) 528-4444
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