Delve into the hands-on exhibits and thought-provoking displays at the Exploratorium, where visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in a fascinating laboratory of natural wonders, anatomy, the senses, and witness science in action.
Explore the more than 600 multi-sensory exhibits in the Exploratorium’s 6 distinct galleries, marveling at the natural physics and phenomena showcased in this playful and interactive space.
In the Human Phenomena Gallery, play a game of Pac-Man and experience the thoughts, feelings, and science of social interaction. In the Tinkering Gallery, check out an elaborate clock and send marbles through a contraption of tunnels and tubes.
In the Seeing and Listening Gallery, stand before a mirror that flips your perceptions upside-down, step into a world without color in the monochromatic room, and try to find methods for making less noise as a sound meter scores your silent skills.
Wander through the Living Systems Gallery for a look at tiny plankton under a special lens, fruit flies under a research-grade microscope, and the rise and fall of the tidal pattern in the San Francisco Bay.
Learn about the geology, weather, and waterfront of San Francisco in the Landscape Observation Gallery, and finish your visit outside—the Outdoor Gallery features a 27-foot (8-m) tall Aeolian harp that’s strummed and played by the wind whistling between the piers.