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Share the Wonder with a Fun Day at The Exploratorium!

Share the Wonder with a Fun Day at The Exploratorium!

 Explore, Play, and Support Science Education at Wonder Funday 2023


SAN FRANCISCO (September 22, 2023) – Calling all explorers! The Exploratorium invites families, friends, and science enthusiasts of all ages to an unforgettable day of exploration and play at  Wonder Funday 2023. Taking place on Sunday, October 1, 2023, this annual event is not just a fun-filled day, but also a vital fundraiser for science education.

Wonder Funday is the ultimate family playdate and educational fundraiser rolled into one spectacular event. Families are invited to spend a captivating Sunday afternoon at the Exploratorium's iconic Pier 15 location, where they can immerse themselves in hands-on science exhibits, engage in special programs, and enjoy both indoor and outdoor galleries.

Your family’s participation in Wonder Funday supports free field trips and transportation for the Bay Area’s under-resourced Title I schools. In school year 2023–2024, more than 50,000 kids will visit the Exploratorium on free field trips. Our goal? Equitable access for all.

“A field trip to the Exploratorium has the potential to change a young person’s whole attitude toward science,” explains event co-chair Aurelie MacDonald, “and that opportunity shouldn’t be limited to only those kids whose schools can fund the trip. Many of the people who can benefit most from the experience need community support to make it a reality.”

Fellow co-chair Sydney McDowell agrees, “Wonder Funday is a chance to show up for future generations and ensure that every Bay Area student has access to the Exploratorium.”


Event Highlights:

VIP Reception (11:00 a.m.)

Kicking off the day is the VIP Reception, a special opportunity for early access to the event. Attendees can enjoy exclusive experiences, mingle with fellow supporters, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Exploratorium.

Event (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., families and friends are invited to immerse themselves in an array of engaging exhibits, special programs, and exciting activities. With both indoor and outdoor galleries to explore, Wonder Funday promises an afternoon of hands-on science, delightful entertainment, and endless wonder.

Tickets are available for purchase here. Save 15% off with code: WONDER

Join the Movement: Generations have cherished the Exploratorium as a hub of discovery, learning, and play. By participating in Wonder Funday, families contribute to sustaining this wonder for future generations, ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to explore the world of science in a hands-on and exciting way.

About the Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium is a portal to the astonishing scientific phenomena that animate our world and shape our actions. We create extraordinary learning experiences that ignite curiosity, upend perceptions, and inspire brave leaps forward. Since 1969, the Exploratorium’s museum in San Francisco has been home to a renowned collection of exhibits that draw together science, art, and human perception, and that have changed the way science is taught. Our award-winning programs provide a forum for the public to engage with artists, scientists, policymakers, educators, and tinkerers to explore the world around them. We celebrate diversity of thought, inspired investigation, and collaboration across all boundaries.

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