Fascinating and fun interactive science museum. Good for kids and adults alike, geeks and non-geeks too.
The new location is very convenient to Bart. Walkable from the Embarcadero station. The Seaglass Restaurant at the Exploratorium has great view of the bay and Bay Bridge. Good, unique food and drinks but pricey. We probably only did 1/3rd of the exhibits - just because we enjoyed those we did and will save the rest for future trips.
So much science it is amazing. So many fun things to do and learn it was fantastic. Being a science teacher I wanted to take all the exhibits back to my own school. Staff are incredibly friendly. I easily spent 3 hours there and I would recommend an afternoon visit out of the school holidays if you can.
We, like everyone else in San Fran, visited The Exploratorium on a rainy day. Apparently it was a record crowd! However it's so spacious that the crowds didn't impede on the experience. Literally a place for young and old. I've spent the last 17 years telling my kids 'don't touch' but here go for it! So much fun.
I got a little tired after a 5-hour visit, but my two kids didn't seem to bother. Actually they would have stayed a littel longer...
This is my son who is 9 most favorite science museum in SF. We visited twice already and he still pretty much enjoy it ever the second time around and he didn't want to leave. There are so many hand on thing, very educational stuffs. So many interesting exhibitions that kids all ages and adults will enjoy. It was so... More
Our party of four adults (aged 43 to 51) and one child (age 11) arrived at the start of the day and couldn't tear ourselves away until they turned out the lights and kicked us out! Huge place with many, many hands on activities to keep everyone amused. There are also great views of the bay.
This attraction was really good. Our kids (12 and 15) didn't want to leave and really enjoyed all the displays. I loved the toilet water fountain and the reactions it got. Great gift shops as well. Would definitely recommend and return. Quite busy but there's a reason for that.
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