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Exploratorium

Pier 15 San Francisco, CA 94111 | Marina/ Cow Hollow | 415-528-4444

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World-class science museum with tons of hands-on activities for children and mystifying exhibits for everyone.


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  • Calendar: Highlights
    Being an irrational number, pi cannot be expressed exactly as a common fraction. And being an inanimate object, The Exploratorium cannot express how effing excited it is for its 25th Annual...
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    Anne McGuire became a bit infamous for stalking Joe DiMaggio. It was happenstance; the aging baseball legend wandered into McGuire's frame so she followed him, and began improvising songs...
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    One thing After Dark: Sexplorations has taught us: No matter what your sexual peccadillo, nature has got you beat. Into water sports? The male porcupine will shoot a voluminous stream of...
  • SFoodie: Cocktails & Spirits
    For most people, scientific experiments with cocktails are limited to ongoing research projects such as, "How many beers does it take to me to dance (and not care what other people think)?"...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Exploratorium is known for cutting edge, hands-on science exhibits. But Play to the Edge of Your Comfort Zone takes its participatory learning concept into new territory. The exhibit...
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    The Exploratorium's new waterfront home comes complete with fun summer activities for all age groups. One endeavor that should be on your radar right now is the Market Days series, which...
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    For the last 100 days, the Exploratorium has posted pictures and quotes by particle physicist Frank Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer wasn’t routinely pithy, but his curiosity, wonder, and...
  • The Exhibitionist: Science
    On August 5 the Curiosity rover, NASA's latest science lab on wheels, is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars.Featuring an extendable robotic arm and ChemCam, a laser instrument used ...
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    On August 5 the Curiosity rover, NASA's latest science lab on wheels, is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars. Featuring an extendable robotic arm and ChemCam, a laser instrument used to...
  • SFoodie: Events
    Where: Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street (at Marina) When: Thurs., April 5th, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Cost: Free with general admission to museum; 18 and over The rundown: The big brains at the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Mathematically speaking, pi is transcendental, irrational, and deliciously random. It is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It never ends, and it never repeats, but...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    We've become a bit leery of the more easy-to-come-by Valentines day gestures: flowers, anatomically incorrect heart-shaped cards, chocolate -- no, scratch that, we like the chocolate. But...
  • SFoodie: Cocktails & Spirits
    Combining science and liquor together into a frothy and delicious drink requires the brainpower of the Exploratorium's scientists, and bartending know-how from the Bay Area's best bars. The...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It’s been our experience that a few drinks will benefit any game of Rock Paper Scissors, because then you don’t feel quite so adolescent as you bang away over some trivial...
  • The Exhibitionist: Art
    The Embarcadero has seen a fair bit of controversy in recent years. There were tense negotiations over how much leeway the city would give the America's Cup race, a downright nasty political...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Holiday blues. Winter doldrums. Seasonal affective disorder. We in the Bay Area know it well, that feeling of wanting to crawl under a rock not to emerge until some time well after...
  • The Exhibitionist: Film
    Fifty years after La Jetée -- the most radical and mesmerizing short work of speculative fiction in cinema history and the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys -- the world still...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Three people from Oaxaca are here to blow your mind. San Francisco’s science museum is always here to blow your mind, and for the next few months at ColorFest, the mindblowing will be...
  • The Exhibitionist: Architecture
    Are you Godzilla? Most people are, at least some of the time. The nice people at the Cardboard Institute of Technology understand this, and in the past, they've created huge miniature (not...

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