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Group Visits

Group Visits

Groups are always welcome at the Exploratorium!

No matter what your age, if you’re curious about the world around you, the Exploratorium is the perfect location for your next outing. A visit to the Exploratorium will fascinate, entertain, and inspire you. We offer special rates for groups of ten or more, with a free ticket for the group leader. We can provide lunch for your group, arrange reservations for our famous Tactile Dome—a journey through total darkness—or make reservations for one of our 45-minute guided tours. Please discuss these options with our reservations office.

Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Please see Plan a Group Visit for all the information you need to plan a great Exploratorium experience.

youth organizations

Youth Organizations
Bring your Scout troop, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, or other youth organization to enjoy hours of hands-on fun at the Exploratorium. They can perfect their cooperative skills at Team Pac-Man, be amazed by their upside-down images in front of the Giant Mirror, or enjoy learning about light and color at exhibits such as Colored Shadows.

senior groups

Senior Groups
The Exploratorium is the ideal destination for keeping minds active. Ponder social behavior in the West Gallery, enjoy the glorious view from the Bay Observatory Gallery while learning about our local environment, or explore the living world in the East Gallery. Take a break by enjoying an appetizing Exploratorium lunch.

corporate groups

Corporate Groups
For your next offsite meeting, let us help you create a unique Exploratorium experience. Following your meeting and catered lunch, investigate our exhibits or take a trip through the Tactile Dome. (If your organization would like to rent one or more of our galleries for a special event, please contact Event Rentals.)