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Have fun with the whole family and get all of your holiday shopping done at the Exploratorium! Enjoy double discounts at our stores for one weekend only, with 20% off all products* and gift memberships. We’ll take care of all your shopping needs from helping you pick out the perfect gift for even the hardest people to shop for to free gift bags. Make sure you pick up free members-only giveaways and enter our members-only raffle!
Don’t miss Glow! This winter, luminous sculptures big and small turn up the radiance in our spacious galleries, inviting you to connect and play in the glow. Don’t miss this joyful seasonal expansion of our exhibits on light. Then get your holiday shopping done (with free gift bags and shopping-bag check) while supporting science education.
Double Your Discount*
Get your holiday shopping done while supporting science! Take advantage of the one-weekend-only 20% member savings and get gifts for everyone on your list.
*Discount does not apply to sale merchandise.
Free Diffraction Glasses
Pick up a complimentary pair of diffraction glasses to take Glow to a whole new level of sparkle. One per person while supplies last.
Free Gift Bags for Exploratorium Purchases
Enjoy free gift bags and tissue paper with purchase while supplies last.
Enter to win the members raffle for brand-new products.
Free Shopping-Bag Check
Leave your purchases in our Main Store for free! Get all your shopping done and then enjoy the Exploratorium without carrying any extra bags.
Toys for Tots Donation Station
Front Lobby at the Main Store Entrance
Drop off a new toy for someone in need in our Toys for Tots barrel.
20% Off Gift Memberships
Can't decide what to get that certain someone? Give them the gift of a year at the Exploratorium! Receive 20% off daytime gift memberships all weekend when purchased at the Exploratorium.
Double your discount online too.
Can’t make it to Pier 15? Be sure to check your email inbox for an exclusive promo code to get your 20% discount on retail products and Daytime gift memberships purchased online. Valid December 2–5, 2021.
Please note: Proof of full vaccination for visitors ages 12+ and masks are required for entry. Timed tickets are not required for members; simply bring your digital membership card.