Experience the Exploratorium, a unique interactive museum dedicated to the excitement of experimentation, the pleasure of discovery, and the power of play. Now open at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero, along San Francisco's waterfront, the Exploratorium has more than 600 hands-on exhibits, including 150 new experiences, and breathtaking views of the city and the bay from the spectacular new glass-and-steel Bay Observatory.

Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, and children reaching millions of people annually from around the globe. In its new home, the Exploratorium celebrates a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come.

Open Tuesday -- Sunday, 10am to 5pm, and Thursdays, 6 to 10pm for adults only.


Cinema Arts at the Exploratorium

Cinema Arts

Approaching movies as an active viewing experience, staff in the Cinema Arts Program view the projection screen as a portal to investigation...more

After Dark at the Exploratorium

After Dark

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events...more

Over the Water

Over the Water

As part of the Exploratorium’s reopening in April 2013, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya has created a fog installation stretching across the 150-foot-long pedestrian bridge that spans the water between Piers 15 and 17...more

Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya

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