Exploratorium - Places For Kids

Exploratorium

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INFORMATION

698 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111


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Phone
(415) 528-4444
Hours

10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tues - Sun)
Closed (Mon)
Holiday Hours

Tickets
Bay Area Residents (nine-county area) receive local rates.

$29 (Adults ages 18–64)
$24 (Children ages 13–17, Students, Seniors age 65+)
$19 (Children ages 4–12)
Free (Children age 3 and below)
Membership
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PHOTOS

DESCRIPTION FOR Exploratorium

 Exploring is something that kids naturally do, and the Exploratorium is designed for questions and curious fingers. Ideally located only a mile away from the famous Fisherman's Wharf, there's always something fascinating to see on the Pier 1 waterfront near the Embarcadero business district – and the Exploratorium's Fisher Bay Observatory shows ships and tides and underwater creatures. Even if the foggy weather clears up near the Golden Gate Bridge, the Exploratorium's Fog Bridge can still wrap you in drifts of mystery every 30 minutes.
 
With 150 new exhibits (formerly 'only' 450), there's plenty of room for art and science to coexist. If you're into algae and vibrant color, there's an air-pumping chandelier to play with. If you want to see your own...

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TIPS FOR VISITING Exploratorium

1. Closing days: Mondays and major holidays (Exceptions: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People's Day).

2. Free Days: Groundhog Day (February 2), Pi Day (March 14), Mother's Day, Engineering Day (September 28), Founder's Day (October 12).

3. Free People: Children under 3 and members.

4. Nearby Free Sites of Interest: Ferry Building (shopping and farmers' market), North Beach, Chinatown.

5. Location: Pier 1 on San Francisco's Green Street.

6. Adults Only: “Life After Dark” on first Thursdays includes film screenings, hands-on activities, live music, cutting-edge technology displays, and cash bar.

7. Trip planning: Accessible by car (metred and validated parking available), public transport (MUNI, BART, ferry, and bus), and bike (racks available).

8. Reduced rates: 45% off...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AT Exploratorium

Birthday Bash with the Kids at the Exploratorium

Telephone: (415) 528-4444

Email: birthdayparty@exploratorium.edu

Time: Two hours beginning at either 11 am or 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Party price: $500 for 20 guests ($20 for each extra guest up to a limit of 35)

Included: Coordinator and tableware – cloths, plates, cups, napkins, plastic cutlery. Themes: Colors and Rainbows, Living Things, Five Senses, Magic

Membership: Required

Website Link: www.exploratorium.edu/membership/birthday-parties

Customizable: Yes

Bring Your Own: One chaperone per 5 children

It would be hard for a kid or parent to turn down the chance of a birthday bash at the Exploratorium. The themes are exciting, and every one except for the Living Things party allows the kids to take home one of their creations along with...

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