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Visit the Stores

Visit the Stores

Our stores (there are two at Pier 15) were both inspired by our onsite exhibit workshop, where our exhibits are designed and built. Look for a large, interactive triple vortex exhibit in the middle of the main store; a store fixture that converts into Scrapple, an interactive sound exhibit; and a cherry-red Art-O-Mat vending machine that dispenses original artworks.

The stores carry unusual objects, games, and books for kids and adults that focus on science, art, and technology. They also sell Exploratorium clothing and gift items that are made by local artisans and in-house. All purchases help to support our educational mission.

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The main store is located at San Francisco's Pier 15 and is open to the public without entering the museum. A smaller satellite store is located within the Exploratorium catering to school field trips and paid visitors.

Store Hours

Main Store
On the Embarcadero

Monday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Small Store
Inside the Museum

Museum hours