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Travel Trade / Tour Operators

The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception designed to nurture visitors’ curiosity. Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront, our new nine-acre campus features more than 650 interactive exhibits and breathtaking views of the bay, as well as space indoors and out to accommodate all types of groups.

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Plan Your Tour Group Visit

Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111
Centrally located along the Embarcadero between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building.

Bus Parking
Passenger loading and unloading is available in front of the museum in dedicated loading zones. Parking is available nearby. Route and parking directions will be provided at the time of booking.

Public Transportation
San Francisco’s historic F Market streetcar line runs along the Embarcadero and stops in front of the Exploratorium (the Embarcadero and Green Street stop). In summer 2013, a temporary E line will also operate along the waterfront.

SF Muni bus lines 2, 6, 14, 21, 31, and Metro rail lines J, K, L, M, T, and N stop within a 10–15 minute walk along the picturesque waterfront. Muni bus lines 1, 10, 12, 41, and 38 also stop in the vicinity. BART stops and the AC Transit Terminal are within a mile.

Optional Lunch Available

Award-winning food service group Bon Appétit will create seasonal, sustainably prepared meals for your group. Lunch options can be discussed in detail at the time of booking.

Tour Group Operator Request Form

To start booking your group trip, please fill out our Tour Group Operator Request Form, and we will contact you within two business days. For additional questions, contact us at groupsales@exploratorium.edu.

Download our Travel Trade Fact Sheet for more information about the museum, space, and experience.