San Francisco, CA 94111
Public Reopening: Thursday, July 1
Members-Only Previews: June 24–27
The Exploratorium is more than a museum—it’s a gateway to exploring science, art, and human perception with every visit. Let your curiosity roam through hundreds of exhibits, many focused on noticing and observation, in six spacious indoor and outdoor galleries.
You’ll find thoughtful safety protocols, our one-of-a-kind store, dining, and more at our beautiful San Francisco bayside location—Pier 15 on the historic Embarcadero.
Our location provides stunning views of downtown and the San Francisco Bay. Located between the historic Ferry Building and Pier 39, we are a short distance from any of these popular attractions: Fisherman’s Wharf, the Alcatraz ferries, and Oracle Park.
Looking for a night away from the kids? Things look different after dark at the Exploratorium. Every Thursday evening from 6-10 pm, grab your friends (ages 18+) and a drink and savor adults-only programming and one-of-a-kind activities.
- Rated #1 Museum in San Francisco on TripAdvisor
- Named #2 of the "10 Coolest Museums in the World" - New York Times
- "Best Kid's Museum (Ages 7+)" - San Francisco Magazine
- American Express
With over 650 hands-on exhibits, there’s always something eye-opening to experience at the Exploratorium. Visit us on Pier 15 on the Embarcadero.