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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The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal education, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages.
Learn how scientists study social interactions at the Science of Sharing exhibition.
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
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening (18+): 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Monday: closed except select Monday holidays
Friday, October 9, 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, October 10, 2015 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 11, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Come visit us on October 11 (Founder’s Day) when we open our doors to the public for free.
Monday, October 12, 2015
The Exploratorium will be open on Monday, October 12, 2015.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Join a discussion about intimate geology and how understanding deep time can inform a comprehension of our environmental impact on the future.
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.
Experimental physicist Carl Haber restores antique audio recordings too old, fragile, or damaged to be otherwise replayed—including recordings made in wax, soot, and foil.
Igniting curiosity and inspiring conversation, Spectrum brings you the latest news and perspectives from across the Exploratorium.
Use these activities in your classroom or after-school program to explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing. Minimal setup and materials required.
If you haven’t yet downloaded our free apps in our Uncovered series, then you’re in for a surprise—actually, loads of them.
Learn how you too can enjoy our activities in your kitchen, garage, classroom, and community.
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Pier 15(Embarcadero at Green Street)San Francisco, CA 94111(415) 528-4444
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