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Museum Hours

Aerial view of the exploratorium at pier 15
Museum Hours

Visit Us at Pier 15

Regular Hours
DayHours
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Daytime Members/Donors Only 10:00 am to Noon)
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Ages 18+)
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Special dates and times
DayHours
Friday, May 3, 2024 Closed for Phenomena(l) Ball Fundraiser
Monday, May 27, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open for Memorial Day)
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Closed for Juneteenth
Thursday, July 4, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed for AfterDark)
Monday, September 2, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open for Labor Day)
Sunday, October 6, 2024 Closed for Wonder Funday Fundraiser
Monday, October 14, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open for Indigenous Peoples' Day)
Monday, November 11, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open for Veterans Day)
Monday, November 25, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open for Thanksgiving Week)
Thursday, November 28, 2024 Closed for Thanksgiving
Monday, December 23, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open for Winter Break)
Tuesday, December 24, 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Early closure for Christmas Eve)
Wednesday, December 25, 2024 Closed for Christmas
Monday, December 30, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open for Winter Break)

Daytime Member & Donor Hours

Every Sunday, 10:00 AM–Noon

Our Daytime members, donors, and Corporate Members can enjoy exclusive access to the Exploratorium every Sunday morning.

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Dining & Shopping Hours

Seaglass restaurant view of sushi bar looking out on the bay

Seaglass Restaurant

Sunday: 11:00 am—3:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday—Saturday: 11:00 am—3:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm—9:30 pm
food counter at the seismic joint cafe

Seismic Joint Café

Sunday: 10:00 am—5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday—Friday: 10:00 am—3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am—5:00 pm
merchandise on display in the Exploratorium store

Exploratorium Store

Sunday: 10:00 am—5:30 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday—Wednesday: 10:00 am—5:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am—10:30 pm
Friday—Saturday: 10:00 am—5:30 pm

Gallery Special Closures

Early closures will be listed here.

Gallery 1 Overhead
Human Phenomenon
Gallery 2 Overhead
Tinkering
Gallery 3 Overhead
Seeing & Reflections
Gallery 4 Overhead
Living Systems
Gallery 5 Overhead
Outdoor Exhibits
Special dates and times
DayHours
Saturday, July 13, 2024 10:00 am - 3:30 pm (Closing at 3:30 p.m.)
Gallery 6 Overhead
Observing Landscapes
Special dates and times
DayHours
Thursday, April 18, 2024 Closed all day.
Friday, April 19, 2024 Closed all day.
Sunday, April 21, 2024 Closed all day.