Tickets for Exploratorium: General Admission

Step inside a tornado and learn by playing with hundreds of interactive exhibits

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Wheelchair accessible: Wheelchairs are available at the museum

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What's included

Admission to the Exploratorium
Museum map (available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Tagalog, Simplified Chinese & French)

What's not included

Tactile Dome experience (temporarily closed)
Food & beverages
  • Learn and play at the same time with hundreds of hands-on exhibits - it's fun for all ages
  • See your reflection warp in a giant oversized mirror and get breezy inside a tornado
  • Expand your mind by using microscopes, seismographs, and other real scientific equipment

San Francisco's Exploratorium is more than a museum - it's an educational experience the whole family can enjoy! Step into a world of science, art, and human perception with hundreds of interactive exhibits designed to boggle the mind.

Ever seen a massive storm and wished you could find out what was going on in the center of a tornado? Now's your chance.

Take a look at yourself in a huge oversized mirror. This curved piece of reflective glass was originally part of a flight simulator. You won't believe the sights and sounds you'll discover!

Use a microscope to investigate developing eggs from zebrafish, and see how your pulse compares to theirs. Stamp your feet and make a miniature earthquake with the seismograph, or explore amazing images made from shadows.

With hundreds of exhibits, you can enjoy a whole day of expanding your mind.

  • Present this digital ticket and a valid photo ID at the museum's Ticketing Desk to receive the next available timed entry ticket
  • The Exploratorium is conveniently located at Pier 15, and is easily reached by public transport or car (parking nearby)
  • Strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended, as the campus covers 3.3 acres
  • Coin-operated lockers available (up to 23.5x29x23", 33x73x58cm)
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Pier 15, Green St, CA 94111, San Francisco
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  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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