San Francisco (and vicinity), California, United States of America San Francisco
Sat, Jul 4 - Sat, Jul 18 Jul 4 - Jul 18


  • Over 600 multi-sensory exhibits in 6 interactive galleries

  • Indoor & outdoor exploration of natural & human phenomena

  • Tests for the senses with a monochromatic room & sound meter

  • Chance to use state-of-the-art microscopes & viewing lenses

  • Art installations & a giant harp played by the wind

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Duration 4h
$29 per adult

Total: $29Taxes Included

*Taxes included


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.


  • Admission to the Exploratorium


  • Admission to Tactile Dome

Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.


Exploratorium, Pier 15 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA United States