Exploratorium, San Francisco, California

15/17 Pier, San Francisco, California 94111

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Address: 15/17 Pier, San Francisco, California 94111

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Phone: 415-561-0360
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Hours: Tue-Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Thankgiving and Christmas Day. More Info
Price: Adults (18-64): $15; Children (13-17): $12; Children (4-12): $10; Children under 4: Free; Seniors (65+): $12 More Info

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  • Visited: November 2013
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
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Fab location on the water, entertaining inside and out and good food.

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On a nice day, the outside is a wonderful break from the mayhem of the inside and there is so much to do so save time for this. Skip the entrance line with CityPass.

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  • Visited: June 2009
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
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Aptly named, we found this fun for kids and grownups, too!

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We happened upon a nice gentleman who shared food to feed to the swans, but with advanced notice, you can bring your own. I am a camera toting mama, so found abundant opportunities to engage my interest while the kids and daddy engaged their own.

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Submitted by: Justin Y.

Want to re-live your middle school science field trip days again? Looking for a constructive place to drop off your kids with A.D.D. without breakin' the bank? Tired of the Academy of Sciences?  One word. EXPLORATORIUM. As the name suggest.... It's a place where you Explore! HAAH. Oh your San Francisco people. Oh So Clever. I get it. I came h...

Submitted by: Sergio G.

I haven't been here for the longest and a friend posted pictures online the day before ( Lorrie M. )  So I decided to bring the accountant, Sara & Sofia. We were lucky to find parking just a few stalls from the entrance, ( they were saving it for SUPER SERG )  Then fee is not  bad at all only $15,00 for adults and like $10 or 12 for the kids. The place is really outdated and with all the plans on moving it to the Piers in 2014 , all I can say is that I'm glad we went when we did. The crowd was not bad at all and we spent about 3 hours there. The kids had fun and it was awesome to see that there are still people out there that are interested n science. The gadgets and stuff you can try are totally an eye open...

Submitted by: Karin H.

The Exploratorium is a wonderful way to explore and learn about science. The exhibits are hands-on and interactive.  The museum is pretty extensive and expansive so I'd allow yourself 2-3 hours if you want to see and do everything. The only downside of this museum is the building, which has acoustics that can be overwhelming for individuals with auditory sensitivity (such as those with Autism).  If you're bring lots of kids it's very difficult to keep track of everyone since one exhibit flows into the next with no walls or barriers. If you're a teacher you'll need more chaperons than usual. If you've never tried the Tactile Dome I strongly suggest it although this isn't something for individuals who are clau...

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