Exploratorium membership pays for itself in fewer than three visits.
All Exploratorium memberships include a full year of free admission to the Exploratorium.
- With more than 650 hands-on exhibits, you could come every day we’re open for a year and experience something new in every single visit.
- Daytime memberships allow unlimited access to the Exploratorium daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday and select Mondays.
- After Dark memberships allow unlimited access to a packed calendar of 50+ After Dark Thursday evening programs (ages 18+ only), each featuring cocktails, a unique theme, and special programming.
- Want it all? Check out our Supporter and Sustainer membership levels, which include unlimited admission to both Daytime and After Dark hours.
Members always get 10% off at the Exploratorium Stores, both at the museum and online.
- Discover unique gadgets, games, tinkering items, and books that focus on science, art, and technology.
- You’ll find a wide variety for both kids and adults that are great for holiday and birthday gifts, and unusual San Francisco souvenirs.
- Our stores are the only place to get Exploratorium clothing and gift items designed and made by local San Francisco artisans.
- All your purchases help support the Exploratorium’s educational mission.
NEW! Reciprocal Admission
- All Daytime members receive free admission to over 350 science and technology centers worldwide. The perks of Daytime membership are now global through our participation in the Association of Science and Technology Center’s reciprocal admission Passport Program.
Tactile Dome Discounts
- Daytime members receive discounted tickets ($3 off per ticket) for one-hour journeys through total darkness inside our world-famous Tactile Dome.
After Dark Discounts
Both Daytime and After Dark members get special members-only access and events throughout the year, including member previews, special tours, and workshops.
- Check out our Member Events to see upcoming and past programming and perks.
- Join us for our new members-only Saturday morning summer hours, starting summer 2020!