An Emphasis on Science, Art, and Fun
3601 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123
+1 415 561 0360
The Exploratorium was the brain-child of Frank Oppenheimer, an American physicist who was passionate about educating and inspiring youth to get involved in science. This museum, however, is unique in the fact that all the hands-on exhibits were designed by artists, teachers, performers, and scientists--not just museum staff and Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer wanted a variety of input and design, so that no matter what age, background, or educational level the patrons were, there would be something that engaged and educated them all. Nearly half a million people visit the museum each year, making it one of the Bay areas most popular places to see, so expect to have a great time, hanging out and learning with your children.
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 30, 43, 28, 29, 22, 41, 45.
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Taxi Walking
Notes: If you are taking BART, get off at the Montgomery St station, walk one half-block up Market St to Third St and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner. Also, almost all downtown-bound Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
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