Masks are required for all visitors 2+. Vaccines recommended. Plan your visit
Every Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Every Sunday morning, our Daytime members, donors and Corporate Members enjoy exclusive access to the Exploratorium. Let your curiosity roam free through hundreds of exhibits in six spacious indoor and outdoor galleries.
Wednesday, June 15–Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Dive into Middle Ground, a free, outdoor exhibition about how we think, feel, and behave in relation to other people. Explore more than a dozen interactive social science exhibits!
Now–Monday, September 5, 2022
Slow down—humans at play! This summer, dive into the joy of tinkering with artworks, contraptions, exhibits, and experiences for all ages.
Saturday, June 18–Monday, September 5, 2022
Celebrate the spirit of playfulness in moviemaking. These shorts explore creative uses of familiar materials, revealing imaginative landscapes, humorous inventions, and curious surprises.
Tuesday, August 9–Sunday, August 14, 2022
Create your own form of live cinema in an installation designed by Emmy Award–winning Manual Cinema.
Thursday, August 11, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m. PT
Gear up for a night of cogs and contraptions, analog gadgets and Rube Goldberg chain reactions. Featuring a performative talk by Emmy Award–winning Manual Cinema.
Friday, August 12–Sunday, October 23, 2022
This immersive multichannel spatial soundscape invites viewers to listen to the stories that ice and water tell us about our changing landscapes.
Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 2022 • Noon and 2:00 p.m.
Join the Exploratorium’s Vivian Altmann for a storybook read-aloud and a make-and-take activity for families with young children.
Thursday, August 18, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m. PT
Marvel at wind-powered whirligigs and aerodynamic designs. Tinker with wind tunnels and wind tables. Tonight, creativity is in the air!
Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21, 2022 • Noon and 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. PT
The Exploratorium will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, for a private event.
Thursday, August 25, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m. PT
Bid farewell to the Exploratorium's Art of Tinkering exhibition before it closes!
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(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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