I preferred the old location but I got the educators discount so I can't complain. It's always a good time exploring the exhibits and learning new things. Fun for kids!
- General Info:
- Experience the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception that's dedicated to the excitement of experimentation, the pleasure of discovery, and the power of play. Indulge your curiosity in over 600 exhibits-indoors and out-and explore eye-opening ways to understand the world around you. Don't miss the iconic 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: the SeaGlass restaurant, which has a stunning Bay view, and the Seismic Joint cafe. Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco's Embarcadero between Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to by public transportation (the F-Market & Wharves Historic Streetcar stops out front and it's a ten-minute walk from BART or MUNI) plus there's parking nearby. Tickets are available online (recommended) or at the door.
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- Northwest San Francisco, Marina District, Northeast San Francisco, Northern Waterfront
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A family can easily spend an entire day getting engrossed in all the hands on exhibits. We have visited the Exporitorium several times over the years and our teen children can still always find something new and exciting. We love the new location on the pier. The only wish I have for this place is that customers have access to hand wipes or sanitizer. The place screams germs as by the nature of the museum, everyone is invited to touch and interact with the exhibits! :)
This place is outstanding. Very engaging and interactive exhibits for all ages. Many different levels and topics all around science. There is no way you can complete your visit in a day. Start your discovery....
Its an engineers/ tinkers dream museum very hands on and enormous. Im so glad they moved to the pier its gave it that much room to expand. You can spend days here and till not get to try all the sets.
Awesome exhibits, but very crowded. Lots of parents here seem to think they don't have to parent their kids while here.
07/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went there this past Sunday with my family.
There were lots of stuff to see, however I thought there was too much going on at such small space. No elevators, so not very family friendly either.
One negative experience we had, when we went to a kids section with lots of cool stuff for my kid to try (I forgot what it was called). My 2 year old was just being a kid and playing with the ball, right next to some guy with the uniform (he worked there). And he just took the ball she was trying to throw, and said ""STOP!"" to her. My husband and I were like... what?! So I told the guy not to be so impatient because she's only being a kid, he had the nerve to respond with ""I'm not being impatient, just STOP."" wth?!? That one thing didn't spoil our day, but I would've prefered spending the day+ money at California academy of sciences. Much more interesting things to do, and not so overwhelming as this place was...
I wouldn't want to go back there again.