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Exploratorium

94111 San Francisco, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address 15/17 Pier
 
 
Floor area 6 100 m² / 65 660 ft²  
 
Museum typ
Science Museums in general


Opening times
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 5pm + Thursday: 6pm – 10pm for ages 18+
Our Doors Open on April 17 at Pier 15

Admission
Status from 04/2013
Adults (18–64): $25; Youth (6–17), Teachers, Students, Seniors (65+), People with disabilities: $19

Contact
Tel.:+1-415-528-48 93  eMail:visit exploratorium.edu,  

Homepage www.exploratorium.edu

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Location / Directions
N37.801197° W122.398930°N37°48.07182' W122°23.93580'N37°48'4.3092" W122°23'56.1480"

After forty-three years in the Palace of Fine Arts near the Golden Gate Bridge, the Exploratorium is moving to a restored pier on the Embarcadero.

Public Transit

Within San Francisco

Muni’s F Market streetcar stops in front of the Exploratorium at Embarcadero and Green Street.
Muni bus lines 2, 6, 14, 21, 31, and metro rail lines J, K, L, M, T, N stop within walking distance. Bus lines 1, 10, 12, 41, and 38 also stop in the vicinity.
Embarcadero BART, Muni stations, and ferry terminals at the Ferry Building are all a 10- to 15-minute walk away.

Biking

There are ample public bike racks on site as well as Public Bike Work Stations for a quick fix on the South apron of Pier 15 and in front of Pier 17.

Description The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning. Dive in and discover what we’re all about.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Exploratorium is a museum in San Francisco that has created over 1,000 participatory exhibits that mix science and art, all of which are made onsite. It is considered by some to be the prototype for participatory museums around the world. It has been engaged in the professional development of teachers, science education reform, and the promotion of museums as informal education centers since its founding in the Palace of Fine Arts in 1969 by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer. Since Oppenheimer's death in 1985, the Exploratorium has expanded into other domains, including online communities, and has helped to create an international network of museums working to solve problems with general science education.

The Exploratorium offers visitors a variety of ways—including exhibits, webcasts, websites and events—to explore and understand the world around them. In 2011, the Exploratorium received the National Science Board 2011 Public Service Science Award for its contributions to public understanding of science and engineering.

On January 2, 2013, the Exploratorium closed its doors to the public at the Palace of Fine Arts and began its move to a new location on Piers 15 and 17 along The Embarcadero. Opening day at the new location is set for April 17, 2013.

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