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.
Tons of stuff 2 do
can get a little crowded
i'm getting older han i was the 1st time i went (i was like 9) and i still love everything there. Probably more than i did then. I still play w/the bubbles, take shadow pictures, check out the "Alice in Wonderland" home thing, go and take the singing test, scream down the huge tube. It's so awesome.
My family loves to come to the Exploritorium to not only play, but they are learning without even realizing it.
The best time to go is in the winter when the kids have restricted access to outdoors and not a lot to do. Don't just limit yourselves to winter go anytime, we just like to make it a special treat for our family when we all have been closed up indoors for any length of time.
Kids, and adults love to go to the exploritorium.
The Exploratorium lends itself to letting your kids explore on their own. A simple guiding word or simple action will allow them to find out how it works. Trial and error is definitely the way to go here.
The reward is the smile on your child's face, as they learn things by themself. This is absolutely a must attend attraction, not only for yourself, but mostly for your child.
Innovative and Fun. The Exploratorium was around in the 1960s when the idea of having an interactive science museum for children was mocked as unacademic and pedestrian. Now, they're everywhere. And all of them owe their existence to this one!
The sign should read "Please Touch"
Virtually all of the exhibits in this museum are interactive and provide endless fun for children of all ages. Visitors quickly become engaged in the "experiments" and come away with newly discovered scientific principles.