The annual family-fun event supports the museum’s diverse range of educational programs
SAN FRANCISCO (August 27, 2021)—The Exploratorium will host its fifth annual family fundraiser, Wonder Funday, on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a VIP reception available from 1 to 2 p.m. This year’s event returns to the museum for in-person fun and inspiration, including access to explore interactive exhibits and spacious indoor and outdoor galleries. Guests can spend an inspiring Sunday afternoon with family and friends, reveling in surprising science activities, roaming freely in an uncrowded museum, and taking a peek behind the scenes.
“It’s wonderful to be able to welcome families back to the Exploratorium for Wonder Funday,” said Blair Winn, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. “Witnessing the joy and wonder that people of all ages experience at the Exploratorium is something we missed terribly during our long closure. It’s exciting to bring families together again for this lively event, and to continue to support science learning for families everywhere.”
Proceeds from Wonder Funday support the development of a diverse range of family-focused and educational programs designed to launch the next generation of future scientists, including professional development programs for teachers across California, online tools and resources like the Learning Toolbox and Science Snacks, and public space installations that create informal learning opportunities in the community. The event will also help the institution recover after its extended closure during the pandemic.
Masks will be required for all Wonder Funday guests, and food and beverages will be enjoyed outside. On-site events are contingent on local and state regulations. The Exploratorium will continue to rely on science to guide final decisions regarding this and all in-person visits and events.
In accordance with the City of San Francisco Vaccine Requirement, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and a valid photo ID are now required for all visitors ages 12+. For more information, please visit the Exploratorium’s FAQ page.
Wonder Funday is supported by Asset Management Company, with special thanks to Exploratorium media partners, San Francisco Chronicle, SFGATE, and Bay Area Parent Magazine.