Learn how scientists study social interactions at the Science of Sharing exhibition.
Step into a colorless world. Play a video game with a social twist. Discover hundreds of intriguing exhibits, indoors and out, plus our Bay Observatory, Tactile Dome, and Tinkering Studio. Visit our spectacular Pier 15 location on San Francisco's Embarcadero—and explore!
Coming to visit? Get your tickets online or at the museum.
Find out when the museum, stores, and eateries are open.
It's easy to get to Pier 15 on the Embarcadero by transit, car, or bike.
Got questions? Not to worry. We've got answers.
Un nuevo lugar hermoso, exhibiciones a estrenar y amados, eventos interesantes, y más!
Make parking easier by purchasing a prepaid reservation.
The Exploratorium will be open on Monday, September 7, 2015.
Listen to live performances by Thomas Dimuzio and Alessandro Cortini.
Learn about restoring tidal wetlands while enjoying refreshing salty lassis.
Sit down and enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal—and a great view.
Grab some delicious, healthy food and drinks at our take-out café.
Check out our uniquely Exploratorium onsite and online stores.
Groups are always welcome at the Exploratorium!
Register now and bring your class on a field trip this fall.
Have your next event in our spectacular setting on the bay.
Think with your hands and explore your creativity.
Investigate the living world.
Experiment with thoughts, feelings, and social behavior.
Experiment with light, vision, sound, and hearing.
Explore winds, tides, and natural phenomena.
Uncover the history, geography, and ecology of the Bay Area.
Take an interactive excursion through total darkness.
Experience our state-of-the-art venue for films, music, and more.
Artworks currently on display—and where to find them.
Bay Area Residents
(nine-county area) receive local rates.
People with disabilities
Children 3 & under
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
Check out our cinema arts, evening, member, and other upcoming and ongoing events.
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