Find out about upcoming events for adults ages 18+
Investigate life’s most compelling ideas with The Really Big Questions, an exhibition presented in collaboration with SoundVision Productions.
Canada’s first hitchhiking robot is traveling across the country from Boston to San Francisco—one ride at a time.
A sound sculpture made of unlikely materials, Bosun’s Bass was inspired by the naval bosun’s whistle.
Friday August 14, 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, August 15, 2015 • 10:30 a.m.–noon
Learn how to fix a flat tire, gear up for a ride to the Wave Organ (a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay), and continue on an exciting journey.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
From stories of shipmen and swimmers to imaginative tributes to our foggy landscape, these films offer unique perspectives on the beauty and history of the San Francisco Bay.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Join Explorables for three classic activities exploring color and light—Chromatography, Spectroscopes, and Light Boxes.
Saturday August 15, 2015 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 • 1:30 p.m.
A series of live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which is using an ROV to explore the ocean floor off the coasts of California and Canada.
Monday, August 17, 2015
The Exploratorium will be open every Monday in August.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
The Bay Observatory hosts three lectures from the long-running San Francisco Natural History Series, exploring all aspects of nature in the Bay Area.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Midnites for Maniacs host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks brings his signature series of overlooked or forgotten films to the Exploratorium this August, just in time for school.
Friday August 21, 2015 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 • Noon–5:00 p.m.
Ride PCC 1050 (built in 1948) with vintage-clad host Paul Lucas. This streetcar charter includes a guided trolley tour along the waterfront and a visit to the Exploratorium.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Travel back in time to acquire some unexpectedly important life skills with this humorous collection of vintage educational shorts.
Pier 15(Embarcadero at Green Street)San Francisco, CA 94111(415) 528-4444
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