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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
  • This place was fantastic on a rainy day. There is so much to do and see. There are great things to learn. 
  • Great if you have inquisitive, active kids (or adults) with you, a huge 'science is fun' adventure. Lots about nature and ecosystems as well, great views of the Bay. 
  • I went into this 'place' with an expectation to be bored. I was so very very wrong! Over 2 hours we were here with our 7 year old son - who could not help but marvel at everything. Not only is it comp...  more »
Google
  • 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.