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Exploratorium tickets

Gate Prices Adult $29.95
Child (3-12) $19.95
The Exploratorium is the most experimental museum in the world—the only place in San Francisco where you can touch, tinker and play with more than 600 interactive exhibits. From large-scale outdoor art installations to explorations of microscopic life in the Bay, they embrace the wild wonder at the intersection of science and art.They are best described as a learning laboratory for all ages, and the best place to truly immerse yourself in San Francisco’s independent, innovative culture. Curious? Check it out.
The Go San Francisco Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Exploratorium tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Proceed to the Exploratorium Ticketing Desk. Present your Pass to any ticket agent for entry.


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


Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
(Please note that while the Exploratorium reopens from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm on Thursdays for ages 18+, Go San Francisco Card is not accepted during this time.)

Free Day, Sunday 9/27 for Engineering Day


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


General admission does not include entrance to the Tactile Dome or any other add-on experience.


Pier 15
(Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111

Public Transportation

MUNI Bus Routes: F streetcar line to the Embarcadero & Green Street stop.

Reviews for Exploratorium

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[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Nice visit for family, but no for adults
By Joss from Denver, CO on
Bottom Line:
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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  • Includes Exploratorium tickets.
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