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“The BEST science museum ever!”
Review of Exploratorium

Exploratorium
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US$29.95*
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Skip the Line: Exploratorium General Admission
Ranked #22 of 732 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 out-and explore eye-opening ways to understand the world around you. Don't miss the iconic Tactile Dome, where you can take an interactive excursion in total darkness using your sense of touch as your only guide (be sure to make a reservation in advance). There's also a unique museum store plus two delicious places to eat: the SeaGlass restaurant, which has a stunning Bay view, and the Seismic Joint Cafe. Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco's Embarcadero between Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to by public transportation (BART or MUNI) plus there's parking nearby. Tickets are available online (recommended) or at the door.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I've been to many science museums, but the exhibits and hands-on activities at this one surpass any other I've been to. As a social scientist, their psychology demonstrations and exhibits were brilliant. A great place for kids from 2 to 102.

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ExploSF, Manager at Exploratorium, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your love of the Exploratorium! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Every Thursday evening from 6-10 pm, those 18 years and older are admitted to the museum. We could have easily spent all four hours if our schedule had allowed us to arrive earlier! This is a great place for adults and children of all ages! It is very interactive and makes learning fun! This was our second time, but look forward to going again!

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ExploSF, Manager at Exploratorium, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Had a great time during adult night. Exhibits are wonderful and so interactive. Great experience for the whole family during regular business hours..

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We never coukd have imagined how much fun this museum would be. There is so much to do, see and learn about! My whole family enjoyed how interactive and interesting the museum was. It is very well kept and extremely impressive.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

It was a lot of fun to spend the day here and I'm glad I did.. but 30 dollars for one adult for one day is a lot of money in my opinion, 15-20 would have been more appropriate.

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