Step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a curved mirror, count rings on a 300-year-old tree, build your own electrical circuits, and explore more than 600 hands-on exhibits. You'll find all of this at our spectacular Pier 15 setting, plus engaging programs, discussions, and events.
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.
Save 49% or more on the Exploratorium and four other SF experiences
Make parking easier by purchasing a prepaid reservation.
Got questions? Not to worry. We've got answers.
Hear from scientists and others exploring and preserving life in the Bay.
Learn about Artist-in-Residence Nina Katchadourian's two-year investigatory process, culminating in her new work Floater Theater.
The museum is closed, but the Dome is open.
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.
Play with the exhibits, and discover new ways to understand how our world works.
Take an interactive excursion through total darkness.
Experience our state-of-the-art venue for films, music, and more.
Discover why the Exploratorium is an iconic San Francisco attraction.
Four reasons to visit the Exploratorium at Pier 15
Five ideas for a fun Embarcadero family outing
People with disabilities
Children 3 & under
closed, except select Monday holidays
Check out our cinema arts, evening, member, and other upcoming and ongoing events.
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