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The Exploratorium

Pier 15, on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-528-4444
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“all ages” (293 reviews)
“science museum” (119 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 15, on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-528-4444
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a terrific place for kids and adults. There is so much to do and learn. It would really take a whole day to spend to see and do everything so allow enough time for your visit.

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A friend and I went for adults night and had a blast. A really fun thing to check out if you're in the San Francisco area and looking for something to do. Very interactive.

Thank annie_b021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I take my 3 year old granddaughter here every time I visit SF, she loves it and so do I. The good thing is it's interesting for any age. My husband and I have been here alone. It's a large place so it's easy to...More

Thank Tyke555
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a december rainy day in the city by the bay so we decided to see the attraction. My son enjoyed the activities provided inside. Nice play to visit for kids and kids at heart. The attraction extends to the end of the pier...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place, everything was so hands on and informative! The kids and adults had a great time interacting with all the 'experiments'. They had everything you could imagine at a science museum and more! A particular favourite was the slow motion camera and...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our time here and would recommend it. Buy a Go City Card for free & discounted admissions.

Thank dkbeachlovers
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our 7-year-old had a blast, but not enough time to try every single station in about 3 hours. You need a whole day. Not much fun for adults unless you get in touch with your inner child. Not fun at all for germophobes, because you...More

Thank tatatu
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my children (one teenager and one toddler) to this museum. I had a blast! I could have enjoyed this place without the children as it was very interesting. The only thing that was not good was the food. For being on the pier,...More

Thank William Oren C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a STEM leader of my school, I was well aware of the role the Exploratorium plays in developing professional development in science and mathematics education but I still wasn't prepared for how brilliant this place was. It was just a non stop learning experience...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok, San Fransisco is an amazing place to get out and explore, and the thought of spending all day in a museum might seem like a waste of time for a family with kids. However, this hands on exhibit will keep big kids, little ones...More

Thank Travelwithnise
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Ng L
Hi, I would like to cancel the tickets that I'd booked and paid for 7 Jun. I have booked and paid another ticket on 8 Jun. Please advise method of cancellation.
27 May 2017|
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Response from MarlySF | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the poster below. Not many of us here who reviewed Exploratorium and wrote a review would have that experience, as it doesn't apply to the attraction itself. Do go to the source ----- where you bought your... More
Upon reading reviews it says this is great for a family with kids. What about teenagers? Is it too "young" for them to enjoy?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Danny H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not. Any age would enjoy the Exploratorium. In fact, they may even enjoy it more than younger children would.
Ashley M
How long do people typically spend here?
25 February 2017|
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Response from doreenmackay5 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the Thursday night adults only, I would imagine that it is busier during the day with families and lots of kids. I would think you could easily spend a couple of hours and more. We didn't get to see everything... More