Our stores (there are two at Pier 15) were inspired by our onsite exhibit workshop, where our exhibits are designed and built in a workshop that’s open to view on the museum floor. In the main store at Pier 15, look for a large, interactive Triple Vortex exhibit; a store fixture that converts into Scrapple, an interactive sound exhibit; and a cherry-red Art-O-Mat vending machine that dispenses original artworks.
Our stores carry unique objects, games, and books that focus on science, art, and technology; you’ll find a wide variety for both kids and adults. We also sell Exploratorium clothing and gift items that are made by local artisans as well as items designed in-house. All purchases help to support the Exploratorium’s educational mission.
The main store is located at San Francisco's Pier 15 and is open to the public without needing to purchase a ticket to the museum. A smaller satellite store located within the Exploratorium caters to school field trips and paid visitors.
Main Store (on the Embarcadero)
Monday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening: open until 10:30 p.m.
Small Store (inside the Museum)
Same as Museum hours