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.
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!
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!!
it's very educational. great for the whole family and friends that are visiting. i would definitely recomend it to other friends. it's worth the time and money. it's a lot of fun and you learn a lot too. as an adult, you also get to try many fun stuff.
When I went I loved it.
Nice exhibits & all hands on to sample the sciences LIVE, NO staare thru glass at exhibits BUT hands on experiences.
For all AGES.
Must experience this in SF Bay.
Unique exp worldwide.
Exhibits may have changed since the 1980s when I went.
Its been a long time.
Makes Science fun.
Makes science funcional.
Need more like them worldwide alone.
This is a place for people of all ages to go and learn something new. Or just feel like being a kid again and explore the world of nature. Best place to meet with friends with children. Kids get to wander off and adults get time to connect and still share in the learning experience.
Great place for kids or adult parties.
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.
Hands-on science using recycled anything. These people are leading the life you want. Set on an amazing historic site this huge enclosed space is filled with things you can touch and paly with to better understand basic science.
The scientists work in a center space that is packed with all things useable- wheels, chains, motors, spatulas, eggbeaters...
Certainly worth a bus ride just a bit away from the wharf. This is a children's science museum for us all.
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...