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.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 • 1:00 p.m.
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."
Thursday, July 2, 2015 • 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Explore color and chemistry, learn surprising things about white light, and get a crash-course in making color while listening to great music.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
Join us online or in person for a live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as it explores the ocean ecosystems and hydrothermal vents of the Galapagos Rift Zone.
Friday July 3, 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 July 4, 2015 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
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.
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."
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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