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The Exploratorium is more than a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. Step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a giant curved mirror, walk on a fog bridge, and explore more than 650 hands-on exhibits. You'll find all of this plus unique programs, discussions, and events; a cafe and restaurant; two stores; and more at our beautiful San Francisco bayside location on the historic Embarcadero. See for yourself why we are rated the #1 museum in San Francisco on TripAdvisor.

The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe.

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Pier 15
San Francisco, California 94111

(415) 528-4444