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Millbrae, CA 1375 El Camino Real, Millbrae, California 94030
The Exploratorium in Millbrae, California
The Exploratorium in Millbrae, California

The Exploratorium

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3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco California 94123
Category: Activities
Take a sensory journey at The Exploratorium in San Francisco, a stimulating museum that explores science, art, and human perception in a playful atmosphere. Located at the Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium features hundreds of interactive exhibits that enlighten your mind. Experience hands-on activities, online exhibits, videos and events about Earth, Space, Culture and the Human Body that lead to moments of discovery. The Exploratorium is changing the way science is experienced through innovative activities, film screenings, workshops, and evening art and science events. Check out the Exploratorium's After Dark, an evening that mixes cocktails, conversation, music and innovative science and art.


Open: 10am-5pm Tuesday thru Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Prices: Adults - $15; Students - $12; Kids - $10 - 12


    • Interactive Exhibits
    • Exploratorium Collections
    • Artist Exhibitions
    • Exploratorium's After Dark Event
Before you go


Free parking is available in nearby lots and on neighborhood streets. Check signs for posted times and make sure you use meters if needed.

Local Tips

The Exploratorium offersfun activities for children and evening events for adults. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes so you can explore unique spaces.  Get the Go SF Card with free access to 50 Bay Area attractions, including the Exploratorium, for one low price!


When are you open?
We are open 10am–5pm Tuesday thru Sunday, and closed Mondays (except certain holidays. See Calendar.

When is a Free Day?
Admission is free on the first Wednesday of each month. Be advised that Free Days can be busy, so plan your time accordingly. Groups of 10 or more must make reservations to come on the Free Day.


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User Reviews
Great place for kids

I took my seven year old daughter her and she had an amazing time running through the different exhibits. Her favorites were the bubble experiments and the sound room. We didn't get to experience the tactile dome, but have it on our list for next time.
by Friday, April 13, 2012
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