Discover why the Exploratorium is the #1 Museum in San Francisco!
Experience the Exploratorium, an iconic San Francisco museum celebrating 50 Years with over 650 exhibits–indoors and out–where visitors of all ages can indulge discovery and play.
And as a local – join the Exploratorium’s all new Family Explorers memberships– it’s the perfect way to indulge your family’s curiosity and support science, art, and education all year long! Family Explorers receive member benefits for two adults and up to four children.
Don’t miss the famous Tactile Dome, where you can take an interactive excursion in total darkness using your sense of touch as your only guide–be sure to make a reservation in advance. There’s also a unique museum store plus two delicious places to eat.
Visiting over the holidays? Celebrate with two Exploratorium winter traditions—the whimsical handmade machines of Curious Contraptions and the dazzling lights of Glow.
For those visiting without children, savor adults-only After Dark Thursday nights (18+) featuring weekly themed programming and full bars on the museum floor.
Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero between Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to using public transportation. Tickets are available online and at the door.
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