Winter Holidays at the Exploratorium

November 21, 2019–Sunday, January 26, 2020

Celebrate the holidays Exploratorium-style as two winter traditions return—the whimsical handmade machines of Curious Contraptions and the dazzling lights of Glow.

Looking for creative ways to spend quality time with loved ones? Explore hundreds of perception-altering exhibits, awaken your senses in our famous Tactile Dome, and savor adults-only Thursday nights at After Dark. Plus, you’ll find unusual holiday gifts here for everyone on your list, from unique gadgets to an entire year of memorable experiences.

San Francisco is festive at holiday time, so enjoy the lights and bustle as you stroll along the beautiful Embarcadero waterfront to pay us a visit at Pier 15!

What hours are you open?
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday Evenings: (Ages 18+) 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed except select holidays