Masks and vaccinations are recommended. Plan your visit
It's easy to get to Pier 15 on the Embarcadero by transit, car, or bike.
Today, the Exploratorium needs your help. Sustain the wonder for future generations.
Play in the glow of luminous sculptures big and small.
Juega con el brillo de esculturas lumínicas de todo tamaño.
Maglaro sa liwanag ng mga makinang na malaki at maliit na eskultura.
This holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible gift.
Friday, September 23–Monday, January 2, 2023
Learn the story of Lick Observatory's scientific quest to test Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Thursday, December 29, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
The Exploratorium is your playground after dark!
Thursday, April 6, 2023 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 27, 2023 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
The Exploratorium was the brainchild of Dr. Frank Oppenheimer.
Friday, November 11–Sunday, December 4, 2022
Connect with beautiful ofrendas from Día de los Muertos.
Saturday, December 10, 2022 • 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Animated and abstract short films shimmer in the darkness.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Join us for a night fueled by fire and marked by molten rock.
Saturday, December 24, 2022
The Exploratorium will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 24, 2022, for Christmas Eve.
Sunday, December 25, 2022
The Exploratorium will be closed Sunday, December 25, for Christmas.
Thursday, December 8 • 6:00–10:30 p.m.Friday, December 9–Sunday, December 11 • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Have fun with the whole family and get all of your holiday shopping done at the Exploratorium!
Monday, December 26, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Exploratorium will be open to the public on Monday, December 26, 2022.
Monday, December 19, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Exploratorium will be open to the public on Monday, December 19, 2022.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Learn about bioluminescent life, from fireflies to fungi.
On December 15, sip your science with us at this pop-up experience.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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