The Exploratorium is more than a museum—it’s a gateway to exploring science, art, and human perception with every visit. Let your curiosity roam through hundreds of exhibits, many focused on noticing and observation, in six spacious indoor and outdoor galleries. You’ll find thoughtful safety protocols, our one-of-a-kind store, dining, and more at our beautiful San Francisco bayside location.
Limited timed ticketing is to reduce visitor density.
Exhibits and all public spaces are disinfected frequently.
Handwashing and sanitizing stations are throughout the museum.
We’ve removed some exhibits to make more space.
Please eat only in designated areas.
Anyone not feeling well should reschedule their visit by calling 415.528.4407.
The Tactile Dome is temporarily closed.
100% fresh air is filtered through our HVAC MERV 14 system.
Field Trips are suspended until further notice.
Rated #1 museum in San Francisco.
Although the Exploratorium is following all required safety protocols and procedures, we recognize that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. You will be visiting at your own risk, and should use your judgment as to whether you are comfortable being in a public space. Some exhibits and other traditional Exploratorium offerings will be temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Enjoy free admission every Thursday night from 6:00–10:00 p.m. at After Dark (Ages 18+). Lose yourself in hundreds of exhibits or savor adults-only programming, featuring unique guest speakers, great music, specialty films, demonstrations, and one-of-a-kind activities.
Your member benefits include:
Endless evenings: Unlimited admission to After Dark Thursday Nights (50+ per year).