Creating Learning & Teaching Experiences
The Exploratorium provides science learning programs for children and youth from throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
We offer a wide range of programs for Bay Area children, youth, and multigenerational audiences. Events and programs both within the museum and in the community provide interactive activities, leadership opportunities, and free neighborhood events that make science more accessible to everyone.
High School Explainer Program
The High School Explainer Program has two intertwined purposes: first, to enhance the experiences of our visitors; and second, to provide training in communication, inquiry-based learning, and leadership, and to deepen the science knowledge of the Explainers themselves. This training enables the Explainers to serve visitors well and provides them with valuable knowledge and skills that they can use beyond the Exploratorium.
Our Tinkering in Afterschool Program works in partnership with the San Francisco Boys & Girls Clubs to bring new forms of science learning opportunities to children and youth participating in Clubhouse programs. Children can develop their science interests and understanding in a context that is personal, creative, and joyful.