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.
I loved all the hands on. I myself am a kinetic learner, I got a better understanding to many thing that I didn't know before. This is place to prove to children and adults alike that science and technology can be fun. That aa person's mond had many avenues.
The Exploratorium is a truly unique museum in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
It seems more like a playground than a museum; they sneek a lot of learning in while you play, interact, and wonder.
Most people don't know that the exhibits are built on site in a workshop on the premisis, part of which you can see behind plexiglass by the entrance on the right.
The Exploratorium has an "artist in residence" program that has spawned some unique exhibits, such as the bed of nails, that are now being mass produced.
Staff from the Exploratorium are hired to go around the world to install exhibits and recreate their museum model in other cities.
It is worth at least a couple of hours stop while enjoying the Presidio and the Marina.
I loved the exhibits. There were so many things that involved science! It was so exciting to have hangs-on activities! I love science, and it was a fun place for me!! Kids would definitely enjoy it, as well as teens and adults!
This is a great place to go to if you have kids around. It's a hands-on science experience, and they really get to learn even while on vacation. There's also a nice grass area around the Palace of Fine Arts, and a good place for a family picnic.
The Exploritorium is a FANTASTIC place to bring your kids or anyone interested in scientific expiriment type stuff.
Your children will keep themselves occupied for hours playing with the incredible amount of dispays which range from electric transmitters to photo silhouette booths to live animal displays. They're always adding new displays and new things to do. Plus, your children (and even yourself) will learn about the world we live in!
It is a little pricey in my opinion, but not by much. I didn't have a problem giving money to a worthy organization that teaches science. However, if you're more of a literature/artsy type person, this place is almost entirely made up of "science project" type things, so if you aren't interested in that kind of stuff, it might be a little boring for you.
This may be the best hands-on science museum in the world. Every exhibit is interactive and you can't help but learn something there.
This is an especially good place for grade school kids.
The museum is also housed in the last remaining world's fair building so that is cool as well.
The only negative points are the cafeteria (expensive) and being indoors. Great for rainy days however.
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