Step into a colorless world. Play an ’80s 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!
Get the information you need to plan a great visit.
It's easy to get to Pier 15 on the Embarcadero by transit, car, or bike.
Come for the cocktails, stay for the exhibits, and indulge in endless exploration.
Join a discussion of how Bay Area cities are adapting to sea level rise.
Short works from the first annual Raw Science Film Festival.
Think with your hands.
Investigate the living world.
Experiment with thoughts, feelings, and social behavior.
Experiment with light, vision, sound, and hearing.
Open your senses to this place by the Bay.
Explore the local environment.
Take an interactive excursion through total darkness.
Experience our new state-of-the-art venue for films, music, and more.
An 800-square-foot gallery space with controlled light and sound for media installations.
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.
Got questions? Not to worry. We've got answers.
Find out what you need to know about accessibility and related amenities.
Pier 15San Francisco, CA 94111(415) 528-4444
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