• 50 Years 1969-2019

    At 50, we’re still constantly prototyping the next big idea.

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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.

What's Going On?

NOAA PMEL carbon buoy
Science and the Federal Shutdown

We love our science agencies and the dedicated public servants who work for the American public, we’re feeling their absence in small and large ways.