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Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

Fun for all ages. If you have time after seeing the SF sights, visit the Exploratorium. Hands on. Fast activities on all science, including social. It is inside, loud, sensory stimulation overload, but sure worth the time. Enjoyed going in different directions and sharing what we found and then talking later.

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Reviewed 21 December 2021

I’ve always been a fond of technic and experiences, so how couldn’t visit this museum in SF? It’s a very interactive museum in which you can learn and discover the principles of physics as well as making many other scientific experiences. Recommended to children too!

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

We were struggling for something to do as we had cancelled our Alcatraz tour due to weather, We chose the Exploratorium and were blown away by the experience. We had been there for 3 hours before we looked at the time and were stunned. Seemed we had been there an hour at most. So much to see...and do.

Date of experience: September 2021
1  Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 28 August 2021

Fabulous hands on science museum for all ages - more than you can see in one day.
Exhibits are hands on with explanations.
Make your reservations ahead of time - they sometimes sell out.
We arrived at 10 and spent 4 hours there.
While you can not eat inside the museum, there are plenty of benches in their outdoor space where you can eat. I strongly advise you to bring your own lunch. The day we were there (a Thursday in August) the restaurant was closed and the cafe had about 3 overpriced sandwiches. Shame on them!
Otherwise, this is a world class museum and a must for any visit to San Francisco

Date of experience: August 2021
1  Thank Ready2Go200
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Reviewed 24 August 2021

This place is *amazing!* It's a hands-on, freak-you-out-how-did-they-do-that *enormous* museum filled with explanations of all kinds of scientific principles. It's fun, fun, and the more fun! Hubby and I spent more time there than we thought we would, and marveled at everything we saw--there's even an outdoor "play" area where the kids were happily running around and making all the exhibits work.
For the price we got a *bargain.* And we didn't even get to everything because there was so much! Don't miss the lights in the main room and the bowl-shaped Sun dial upstairs.

Date of experience: August 2021
1  Thank Nancy M
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