Described as a mad scientist's penny arcade, a scientific funhouse, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one, the Exploratorium is regarded as the world’s foremost interactive science museum. With more than 650 hands-on exhibits that ignite curiosity and transform the way people learn, visitors of all ages can play, observe, and discover. Visit the Exploratorium at Pier 15 during the daytime or on an adults-only Thursday evening to expand your mind and soak in San Francisco Bay and cityscape views.
- Explore Identity at Self, Made
Self, Made: Exploring You in a World of Me is the Exploratorium's new summer exhibition for 2019, on view May 23 through September 2. Self, Made invites visitors of all ages to explore how we form and perform identity through dozens of new interactive experiences, works of art, and curated collections of cultural objects.
- July is Moon Month at the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission with a full month of moon-related programs, activities, and exhibits this July. Watch the moon blot out the sun in a total solar eclipse, feel the metaphysical pull of a suspended, 16-foot spherical sculpture of the moon, and much more.
- Celebrate 50 Years of the Exploratorium
2019 kicks off a year-long celebration as the iconic San Francisco science museum turns 50. Founded in 1969 as a place for guests to explore science, art, and human perception at their own pace, the Exploratorium is at the forefront of science education with more than 650 hands-on exhibits that ignite curiosity. Find a 50th-themed event and play, observe, and discover.
- Find Your Perfect Shot at Exploratorium
From the ultimate mirror selfie to colorful and prismatic exhibits, the Exploratorium has a bevvy of picturesque Instagram-ready spots. Grab your phone and find out why the Exploratorium is known as a favorite #nofilterneeded spot in San Francisco.