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The Exploratorium, San Francisco
(4.5/5 based on 2,200+ 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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  • Mind-blowing science experiments that you can be part of. Kids love this place but adult kids love it evenmore 
  • This is a fantastic place to visit but just be sure to give yourself at least 2.5 hours to see everything. There are many different sections to visit with a wide range of exhibits that each demonstrat...  more »
  • Visited with my father, sister and the kiddos. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Exploratorium. Interacting with the exhibits was a blast. 
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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.