Exploratorium is a laboratory of public learning in San Francisco. The laboratory enables visitors to explore the universe via science, human perception, and art. Exploratorium was founded in the year 1969 by Frank Oppenheimer.
The Exploratorium is believed to be the most interactive and experimental museum in the world. The museum moved to its new home at Pier 15, along the waterfront of San Francisco in April 2013 and has welcomed over a million visitors since then. Visitors visit to tinker, touch, and play with the Exploratorium’s over 600 interactive exhibits.
The location of the Exploratorium makes it a perfect place to see San Francisco and its Bay. It is located between the Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building, along the historic waterfront. The location of the Exploratorium makes it possible for visitors to see more of the city from a unique perspective, different from what you will see anywhere else. The area provides an extending view of San Francisco’s skyline, Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, Coit Tower, and more fascinating attractions.
The Exploratorium is a playground for scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, makers, and artists. The amazing and engaging interactive exhibits of this attraction which combine elements of science, human perception, and art inspires iconic individuals to see the world from a different perspective.
The Exploratorium is a learning laboratory for people of all ages to play and tinker. Irrespective of your age, kid or adult, the Exploratorium commands curiosity and this ultimately leads to profound learning.
Visitors can experience strandbeest, which is also referred to as the “Dream Machines of Theo Jansen” at the vibrant laboratory. The beach animals “strandbeest” are kinetic sculptures that blur the lines between life, machine, and art. The Exploratorium also contains works of taught-provoking artists such as Amy Balkin, Ruth Asawa, Tauba Auerbach, and Brian Eno.
If you want to understand the culture of San Francisco before and now, the Exploratorium is the best place to start.
Adults aged 18 and above can explore and enjoy Exploratorium from 6 PM to 10 PM on Thursdays. Here they can make their own stop-motion animations, build a scribbling machine, dance in a tornado, and sip cocktails all in the same night. The adult section is definitely one of the most interactive attractions for adults-only in San Francisco.
Exploratorium also exhibits into its free public open space along the Embarcadero of San Francisco. This gives the passersby an impression of what they can see in the Exploratorium. You can see the scenery upside down when you ride in the Exploratorium’s Rickshaw Obscura exhibit. You can also experience the amazing over the water art series of this attraction.