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San Francisco Exploratorium General Admission Ticket
from US$29.95*
San Francisco Exploratorium General Admission Ticket
from US$29.95*
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Experience the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception that's dedicated to the excitement of experimentation, the pleasure of discovery, and the power of play. Indulge your curiosity in over 650 exhibits-indoors and...more
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Pier 15, on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Reviewed yesterday

Wife and I had a great time. Fun for all ages. You could easily spend all day here. There are so many hands-on exhibits with more on the way.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun science day for kids and geeky adults who love science (like me.) You can drink from a toilet--nice photo opp--and investigate all kinds of physics topics.

Thank Kimberly U
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was awesome, both for kids and adults! My 11 year old son hates to read, but he was entertained for hours on end. He loved all the interactive exhibits. My "sponge for knowledge" 13 year old daughter could have spent days there. It...More

Thank gddo
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can spend a lot of time at the Exploratorium, but don't waste your time on any kind of presentations with the employees. I saw a "scientist", Julie Yu, showing a "genie bottle" trick which she never explained from the science point of view, as...More

Thank Hayzen11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went with 6 kids of all different ages (from 12 to 4) and all of them had a wonderful time. They didn’t stop exploring for a minute. I thought my eldest was going to get bored but for my surprised he told me it...More

Thank LoveAventura
Reviewed 6 days ago

I didn't know about this place until I came upon it while walking to Fisherman's Wharf. Don't remember how much it was but it's a great place to learn about a lot of subjects.

Thank wanderlustandsparkle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time. We enjoyed it so much the first time that we got a membership. So many things to see and do. Hands on exhibits all over. They even changed them in the two weeks in between our visits. There is something...More

Thank blondechickma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget about the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Chinatown. The Exploratorium (After Dark) is the best thing SF has to offer by a wide margin!

Thank Jakob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum for smart kids. Be aware that it's huge so plan a lot of time for it. We ran out of time and got kicked out at closing time. Also, it's very creative and innovative, but very crowded. A bit expensive.

Thank BramStoker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hands on interactive museum and had to drag my teenage daughter out of it! It does get crowded so go early and it is mostly for children of all ages and those young at heart. Great interactive exhibits and demonstrations and on the...More

Thank Susan K
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10 August 2018|
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Response from NYCBabeRomford | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not. There’s lots to do and I’d recommend getting there as soon as it opens because it gets REALLY busy.
Audrey L
18 July 2018|
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Response from ExploSF | Property representative |
Hi Audrey, All visitors can "pay-what-you-wish" on our yearly Community Days, when museum entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining Community Days for 2018: • Community Day (Saturday, September 22, 2018... More
Becka T
19 April 2018|
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Response from ExploSF | Property representative |
Hi Becka, While SFMoMA is a wonderful experience, it is a traditional museum experience, whereas the Exploratorium is all interactive/hands-on. Our 650+ exhibits are all meant to be touched and experimented with by visitors... More