Exploratorium, San Francisco, California

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3600 Lyon St

San Francisco, CA 94123

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(415) 561-0356


  • 10 mentions in Best activities for kids

    • Sandra M.

      Sandra M. said, "...Don't know the ages of your boys---SF Giants baseball game and/or tour of AT& T ball park. The Exploratorium at The Embarcadero . Walking around Fisherman's Wharf and http://www.madametussauds.com/SanFrancisco/ and Ghiradelli Square for ice cream. The National Academy of Sciences in..." See More

    • Victor Z.

      Victor Z. said, "...Definitely the Exploratorium. Great exhibits and lots of hands on things that they boys can play with and not have to worry about trying not to break things. Some great parks - Try the Presidio Heights Playground - super fun..." See More

    • Chad D.

      Chad D. said, "...Depends on the age, but Google these: Exploratorium California Academy of Sciences Koret Children’s Quarter ( Golden Gate Park ) Yerba Buena Gardens (Downtown)..." See More

    • Chris K.

      Chris K. said, "...Definitely check out the Exploratorium on the Embarcadero. It's a great place to check out with kids. So is the California Academy of Sciences if they're into fish and reptiles. Pier 39 has the aquarium, but I think it's overrated. Alcatraz?..." See More

    • Jessica F.

      Jessica F. said, "... Exploratorium on Embarcadero and the Planetarium by Golden gate park..." See More

    • Debby C.

      Debby C. said, "...Definitely take them to the Exploratorium. It is a fun science museum with tons of hands on fun for kids. You can also walk along The Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf, which is very touristy, but fun for kids. Alcatraz has..." See More

    • Dana S.

      Dana S. said, "...Depending on the boys' ages the Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences are both good places to go with them. There is also a good rock gym and trampoline place (House of Air) next door to each other at Crissy Field..." See More

    • Gloria I.

      Gloria I. said, "...under 8 as the new playground is excellent for active children. The Discovery Museum is good for younger children. Also, the Exploratorium is a neat place for children to explore. Good luck & have fun!..." See More

    • Kat P.

      Kat P. said, "...My favorite place that I ever went as a kid (very active) was the Exploratorium. Its a VERY interactive science museum, and it is AWESOME. I would dream about visiting that place again as a child. hope this helps!..." See More

    • Alyssa R.

      Alyssa R. said, "...Golden Gate Park is full of activities. Try the California Academy of Sciences. Or the brand new Exploratorium on The Embarcadero...." See More

  • 3 mentions in 3 Weeks Excursions in State Of California

    • Nicole H.

      Nicole H. said, "...visiting the different museums. There is also the Japanese Tea Garden and De Young Museum very close to the museum. 2. Exploratorium. It is located on the Embarcadero. Brand new (within the past year) and has a lot of hands-on..." See More

    • Carina C.

      Carina C. said, "...The hustle and bustle is vibrant with people passionate about their city, food, and community. Nearby the Ferry building is the Exploratorium- it's a type of 'strange science' museum that offers inside looks and hands-on demonstrations of the most imaginative,..." See More

    • christina l.

      christina l. said, "...Muir Woods Trail is a wonderful. The Exploratorium -- MUST GO. I still have memories of going when I was a kid (well over 30 years ago). It's that good -- really (call ahead and check their schedules to see if..." See More

  • 2 mentions in San Francisco - Top things to do with a teenager?

    • Dee B.

      Dee B. said, "...39 areas for entertainment. If you have enough time to get tickets, go to Alcatraz. If she's at all interested, the Exploratorium at Pier 15. You can get lost for hours in there. If she's older and into shopping, Union Square..." See More

    • Cherie E.

      Cherie E. said, "...day, and depending on the age they may enjoy Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and the Rainforest Cafe or the Exploratorium and the Aquarium of the Bay. And it's fun to ride the Duck Boats or tour Alcatraz...." See More

  • 2 mentions in 3 Months in SF

    • Elliott L.

      Elliott L. said, "...Flowers California Academy of Sciences De Young Museum San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Chinatown North Beach Lands End Exploratorium Ferry Building Marketplace Golden Gate Bridge Sausalito Mission District..." See More

    • amery c.

      amery c. said, "...best ways for feeling the beauty of this enhancing spot. Instead of that Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Chinatown, Union Square, Exploratorium, Ghiradelli Square and Aquarium of the Bay offers mesmerizing attractions that grabs the attention of visitors towards it...." See More

  • 1 mention in LA-San Diego-Las Vegas-San Francisco: road trip with kids, what to see?

    • Patrick R.

      Patrick R. said, "...With kids that age, don't miss the California Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium while you're in San Francisco. Great fun. Also, plan on more than a day for Yosemite National Park, if possible. There's a lot to see (if you..." See More

  • 1 mention in San Fran all the way to San Diego 5 friends one car what do we need to do!

    • Jane C.

      Jane C. said, "...a walking tour of San Francisco Chinatown, it is a behind the scenes tour that is good.At Golden Gate Park, the Exploratorium is awesome. If you have a car, drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to the beach town of Sausalito...." See More

  • 1 mention in Attractions in San Francisco for Honeymoon

    • Bernard F.

      Bernard F. said, "...at all, but the following are cool if it tickles your fancy (I'd probably skip since you only have 4 days): Exploratorium sciency exhibitsCalifornia Academy of Sciences, more sciency stuff including a cool Planetarium show Good nightlife spots in SOMA and..." See More

  • 1 mention in Indoorsy weekend getaway ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area?

    • Noel M.

      Noel M. said, "...The museums and places like the Exploratorium and even the Embarcadero ferry plaza for foodies are always fun to do indoors. I have a list of fun cool things indoor and outdoors of in San Francisco, here's the post http://travelphotodiscovery.com/20-quirky-fun-and-trendy-places-to-explore-in-san-francisco/..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the best kid-friendly activities in SF?

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...Aquarium of the Bay there as a kid. You can walk to Fisherman's Wharf there and look at the sea lions. Exploratorium: The map's still showing the old location, but this actually moved to Pier 15-17. Kids love this place!..." See More

  • 1 mention in Kids friendly places in Dec in San Francisco

    • Fritzi L.

      Fritzi L. said, "...have tea or a snack. Golden Gate Park is great with kids. Visit the museums or just run around the park. Exploratorium on the Embarcadero Center will also keep your kids entertained. Or take Muni through San Francisco Chinatown (streets might..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best things to see between San Francisco and Petaluma

    • Michele G.

      Michele G. said, "...In San Francisco, they would probably enjoy the Exploratorium. There are plenty of good places to eat there, including the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The map is not loading the location correctly. The Exploratorium is walking distance from the Ferry..." See More