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.
A great experience for all ages. It's amazing the wonders you learn about there. Who knew looking at water freezing through a polarized lense was so incredibly beautiful! The first Wednesday of every month is free, and while that makes it a bit crowded, the building is so huge that it's not a big deal. Otherwise defnitely worth the $14.
This is a hands-on museum for kids and adults alike. I went with three other adults and we stayed until closing because we were having so much fun. Divided into different sections (Life Sciences, Seeing, Hearing, etc), you can play with various exhibits. Just outside, is a beautiful lake, grass, and fantastic architecture. This was definitely worth the money. The only negative was their poorly organized cafe.
As an adult or a kid, this is a fun and educational event! It's free on the first Tues. or Wed. of the month (like most things are in SF) on those dates. It could take-up your whole day, or you could go to the parks right outside and enjoy the views! Exercise is just a step away...
This place is great to see different scientific stuffs. It is great for student of all ages. Some fun scientific stuffs to observe for everybody. Only problem this closes at 5pm. So you have to be there by 3pm to see it properly.
This museum is so worth checking out especially if you have kids. I went with 3 other adults and it was so much fun. There are so many things to see and do, that you have to go back another day to experience it all.
This exploratorium is like no other. Lots of hands-on things to do, like looking at how wind moves a boat, how to make your own tornado, and lots more! I recommend it to all ages.
It was also worth it. Lots of things to do on a low price.
Maybe it was because we went there after a day of other activities, but this place gave me a headache. I am usually a lover of places like this (i.e. COSI in Ohio or the California Academy of Scienes in SF) but this place was a hectic mess. The kids seemed to like it but we as a married cpl in our mid-upper 20s without kids were sort of lost in there. Unless you are with kids, I would not waste your time going there. The only cool thing is the building that its in and the outside architecture. Admission for this was included in the CityPass that we purchased so at least I did not separately for this place.
My family loved this place. From touching tornados to creating cloud rings there was so much to see and do.
I loved the visual perception exhibits and my kids loved the tactile dome where they took a journey through total darkness.
A great day out for all the family.
If you have kids in the pre-teen to early teenage range, then this is a place you definitely want to see. They have lots of hands on experiements for the kids. Lots of quirky little information bits for the adults too. That was pretty cool, but on the downside....there was lots of outdoor construction/rehab going on right now. Therefore, many of the outdoor exhibits weren't open to the public. That was a bit disappointing. They also have very limited parking so I would suggest taking public transportation if possible.