The main store is open to the public without needing to purchase a ticket to the museum.
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Thursday Evenings: Open until 10:30 p.m.
Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, San Francisco, 94111
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A smaller satellite store located within the Exploratorium caters to school field trips and paid visitors.
Hours: same as museum hours
Our stores were inspired by our onsite exhibit workshop, where our exhibits are designed and built in a workshop that’s open to view on the museum floor. In the main store at Pier 15, look for a large, interactive Triple Vortex exhibit and a cherry-red Art-O-Mat vending machine that dispenses original artworks.
We carry unique gadgets, games, tinkering items, and books that focus on science, art, and technology. You’ll find a wide variety for both kids and adults that are great for holiday and birthday gifts or unusual San Francisco souvenirs. We also sell Exploratorium clothing and gift items that are made by local San Francisco artisans as well as items designed in-house.
All purchases help to support the Exploratorium’s educational mission.