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Exploratorium, San Francisco

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#2 of 7 in Childrens Museums in San Francisco
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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At Exploratorium, observe a fruit fly under a microscope, create smoke signals, improve your memory, or learn about the world through experiments. You can join in 600 participatory exhibits suitable for all ages at this museum of science, art, and human perception. Take an excursion in total darkness, where you'll have to find the way out using only your sense of touch. More than a million visitors per year come to this site, which has been recognized by the National Science Board of the United States. To explore the outdoor section, dress accordingly. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Exploratorium and many more San Francisco attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Francisco day trip planner.
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  • This museum touches different sciences - biology (dissecting a cow's eye. seeing a chick's heart beating, shrimps), geology, physics (wheels, floating fabrics). So much to see and explore with kids... 
    This museum touches different sciences - biology (dissecting a cow's eye. seeing a chick's heart beating, shrimps), geology, physics (wheels, floating fabrics). So much to see and explore with kids...  more »
  • So much science. Experiments galore. Love the map room upstairs. The place is designed to engage young minds but all adults will love it. Also, lots of local lore and history re North Beach and... 
    So much science. Experiments galore. Love the map room upstairs. The place is designed to engage young minds but all adults will love it. Also, lots of local lore and history re North Beach and...  more »
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  • The best surprise we get for our trip! The museum is good for all ages. My 9 & 11-year-old boys got so much fun there that we visited it three days in a row! There are over a hundred exhibits there and people working at the workshop are actively creating more exhibits with ideas collected from all over the world! This is world class creation and innovation! Even the clock there is made with excellent thoughts and fun to watch! Don't miss it! It is way better than the expensive just-for-show California Academy of Sciences
  • Fun even without kids, lots of tactile exhibits which are interactive and quite engaging. I figured I would be in here perhaps an hour or two, but I was here about 4+ hours playing with everything as it was so much fun trying everything out. At first I thought it was pretty pricey, but there is so much to do, I can understand the price. Fun even without kids, lots of tactile exhibits which are interactive and quite engaging. I figured I would be in here perhaps an hour or two, but I was here about 4+ hours playing with everything as it was so much fun trying everything out. At first I thought it was pretty pricey, but there is so much to do, I can understand the price.

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