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The Exploratorium, San Francisco
(4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
At The Exploratorium, observe a fruit fly under a microscope, create smoke signals, improve your memory, or learn about the world through experiments. You can join in 600 participatory exhibits suitable for all ages at this museum of science, art, and human perception. Take an excursion in total darkness, where you'll have to find the way out using only your sense of touch. More than a million visitors per year come to this site, which has been recognized by the National Science Board of the United States. To explore the outdoor section, dress accordingly. Using our custom trip planner, San Francisco attractions like The Exploratorium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • Ride pretty interesting and fun for any age. Have a restaurant inside with a variety of foods. Worth getting at least 2 hours.
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  • The museum is a delight of interactive science exhibits for all ages. Children between 5 and 12 will find it captivating and other ages will still find something to enjoy. The museum can become crowde...  more »
  • It is a peculiar museum, different from the traditional museums. It will renew its interest in the phenomena of nature and the intriguing challenges of science. Set aside plenty of time for this attra...  more »
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  • Easy parking, friendly service, and reasonable rates. Extremely close to the Exploratorium and good if you are taking young children there. $5/hour for the first 4 hours, then $3/20 minutes after.