SEE FOR YOURSELF. THURSDAYS AFTER DARK • 6:00–10:00 p.m. every Thursday night
Cells to Self • New exhibit collection
Tips for Visiting the Exploratorium with Kids
Tristan Duke's Aperture Lucida • Through May 3
Step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a curved mirror, dance on a fog bridge, and explore more than 650 hands-on exhibits. You'll find all of this plus unique programs, discussions, and events; a café and restaurant; two stores (one with an Art-O-Mat machine); and more at our beautiful San Francisco bayside location.
Coming to visit? Get your tickets online or at the museum.
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See for yourself every Thursday night.
It's easy to get to Pier 15 on the Embarcadero by transit, car, or bike.
Find out when the museum, stores, and eateries are open.
Download our visitor map to learn about our galleries.
Experience the delight of illusion in this new work by artist and inventor Tristan Duke.
The museum is closed, but the Dome is open.
Sit down and enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal—and a great view.
Grab some delicious, healthy food and drinks at our take-out café.
Check out our uniquely Exploratorium onsite and online stores.
Groups are always welcome at the Exploratorium!
Register now and bring your class on a field trip.
Have your next event in our spectacular setting on the Bay.
Play with the exhibits, and discover new ways to understand how our world works.
Browse our growing online collection of hands-on exhibits.
At the museum? Try these 20-minute self-guided tours.
Finding things out by experimenting, playing, and asking questions is what science is all about.
Journey through total darkness in this twisting, turning, tactile sculpture.
Explore a diverse offering of temporary exhibits and ongoing events that are as unique as you are.
Here are a few tips to make your explorations even more joyful.
Discover why the Exploratorium is an iconic San Francisco attraction.
Waterfront views, farmer’s market goodies, and the Exploratorium’s weekend programs.
Rated #1 museum in
People with disabilities
Children 3 & under
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*
*Except select days
Closed except select holidays
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Visit the Exploratorium free of charge if you're a California public school teacher.
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