This attraction is not included on the Go San Francisco Card. However, Exploratorium is offered on Go Select San Francisco, our customizable attraction pass.




Daytime: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Evenings: Wednesdays, 5:00 pm-10:00pm;
Thursdays, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm for ages 18+ only

Special Monday holiday hours apply, see details (


Mondays (except for selected holidays) Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Redemption Instructions

Included general admission with the Go San Francisco Card

Reservation Instructions

Advance reservations required for Tactile Dome. Call (415) 528-4362 for pricing and reservations


Adults (18+) don't miss Exploratorium After Dark, an evening series that mixes cocktails (cash bar) and conversation with innovative science and art events—beginning May 2, 2013, every Thursday, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm.


Pier 15
San Francisco, CA

Public Transportation

MUNI Bus Routes: F streetcar line to the Embarcadero & Green Street stop.
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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Nice visit for family, but no for adults
By Joss from Denver, CO on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Exploratorium:

I had a good time there, however it's more a suitable visit for family. Find a bus/shuttle to get at there, on foot it's very very long from Fisherman Wharf.

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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Pier 15
San Francisco, CA

Phone: (415) 528-4362


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