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  • Curious Contraptions November 8–January 20, 2019

    Explore charming, handmade mechanical sculptures at Curious Contraptions.

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  • The Exploratorium's vision is a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them.

    Our mission: more relevant than ever.

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  • Illuminated Fog Exhibit

    Where Curiosity Takes You

    Step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a curved mirror, walk on a fog bridge, and explore more than 650 hands-on exhibits.

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  • People at Exhibit

    Inquiry-based learning is at the core of the Exploratorium. We invite people to ask questions, question answers, and discover for themselves how the world works.

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  • Shadow Box exhibit

    Browse our growing online collection of hands-on exhibits. 

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  • Explore our cool, teacher-tested, low-cost activities for the classroom and the curious.

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Experience the Exploratorium at Pier 15

Today's hours are 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


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