Developed by physicist Frank Oppenheimer and opened in 1969, this innovative and interactive museum behind the Palace of Fine ... More
Developed by physicist Frank Oppenheimer and opened in 1969, this innovative and interactive museum behind the Palace of Fine Arts is dedicated to art, science and human perception. The hands-on displays unveil the mysteries of science and language, and present these theories simply and succinctly. For a different kind of hands-on experience, check out the tactile dome, a labyrinth of different textures that explorers navigate in the dark. Seminars on quirky subjects are offered on the weekends.
Great place! I have been here a couple of times for school field trips since 3rd grade. They have great art supplies I have a paper machete 3D star making kit by Klutz and a bead kit. They have great craft books to buy too.
This museum has many different experiments that other science museums do not have. I have a nine and sixteen year old. We've been there twice. We are going again in a few weeks. We live in Nevada, so when we go to the city there are always limits to what we will have time to see and do. This museum is the number one choice for my 16 year old; that's saying something. We've visited many other science museums, and they just don't compare. We love this place.
I did not find the exploratorium worth the money they charge - $14. Also, make sure your kids are 10+ if you still insist to take your kids out for a 'science mueseum' experience. Single adults seriously skip this one!!
i couldnot get a full round and everything i spend long time to enjoy each of those science experience. Possible one of the best memories I had. All kind of science and creative were unbelievable. I would like to go again sometime soon! I have been there 6 times and will go again this year 2008 sunner! I do highly recommed for everyone to go there and believe me, you will feel it worth your time and money! This place is very fanstiaic! Enjoy go there!
Great for kids and childlike adults. Fascinating! I hadn't been here since the mid-90's and it really has morphed into a great place with a wide variety of interactive exhibits to keep us busy for hours, if not days. I could barely get my nearly-11-year-old to leave!
You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this place. Set aside a good chunk of the day to "explore" everything, the activities are completely interactive and are made to get the mind and senses working. Parking can get hairy the later you go (think other tourists and school field trips) so arrive early. Price varies but with City Pass it's a steal. The drive to the building is breathtaking due to the massive Palace of Fine Arts building, walking the grounds is a MUST! Food and drink are a bit steep, if you have little kids bring stuff to tide them over this place is completely kid friendly. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. P.S. the Tactile Dome is a must but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED in advance and if you do get City Pass tell them as you reserve, my friends and I were some of the loudest they had ever had!!!
First of all, set aside a full day for this place. We got there in the afternoon and only made it through about a third of the building because we were having so much fun. Everything in the "museum" is hands on and great for kids and adults alike. Free ticket comes with the City Pass, along with unlimited bus and trolley rides and various tours.
Fabulous hands on place for kids and adults.
The upstairs is for kids older than 7 years. Definitely go up but the adults most likely will want to stay upstairs longer than the younger children.
There is a park right next door that is ideal for having the kids run around before heading inside.
I would recommend others to go!
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