The Exploratorium is an all–ages gateway to exploration of science, art, and human perception located in the historic Pier 15 along San Francisco‘s Embarcadero.
It is an innovative and exciting museum that offers hundreds of interactive exhibits in six spacious indoor and outdoor galleries.
From living cells to cosmic rays, from bubbles to human behavior, from optical illusions to electricity, from playful machines to rainbows, the Exploratorium has something for everyone to discover and explore.
The Exploratorium opened in 1969 as a center for teaching and learning about science, art, and human perception.
It was founded by physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, and has since grown to become one of the world’s most renowned science museums.
It has welcomed over 50 million visitors from around the world, and continues to be a leader in innovative and inspiring exhibits, activities, and educational programs.
Exploratorium Key Information
• Observe the open shop where exhibits are designed, built, and tinkered with
• Thoughtful safety protocols for visitors and staff
• Unique museum store
• Excellent dining • Beautiful San Francisco views
• Easy to get to by public transportation
• Ample parking nearby