Private & Corporate Event Rentals
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Welcome Back! Our LEED platinum sustainably designed facility—located in the vibrant heart of the historic Embarcadero at Pier 15 —is an unforgettable venue for everything from intimate gatherings to large events. With spectacular views of both city and Bay—plus access to our lively landscape of hundreds of exhibits—the Exploratorium’s waterfront home offers an exciting, imaginative setting for just about anything you can dream up.
Facility Rental Options
At Pier 15, the museum is divided into galleries filled with exhibits ranging from mechanical contraptions to artworks highlighting the beauty of the physical phenomena that surround us. Galleries are available to rent either individually or in combination.
Planning your company holiday party? Learn more about our Full Facility and Gallery Bundles here.
Safety Guided by Science
As a San Francisco science institution, the Exploratorium takes the health and safety of our guests very seriously. We follow all local San Francisco ordinances as they pertain to event rentals. Visitors can expect increased cleanings, numerous hand washing and sanitation stations, frequent disinfecting of exhibits and public spaces, and the removal of some exhibits to make more space for distancing. The Exploratorium also has 100% fresh air filtered continuously through our HVAC MERV 14 system. Our team of event professionals will work with you to create a safe, wonderful, and incredible experience for all of your guests.