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Exploratorium

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Exploratorium

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Roberto wrote a review Nov 2020
Foster City, California9 contributions6 helpful votes
So many cool exhibits. They are great, and science blooms all over! I think this is the best science laboratory in the world. Uh and I traveled in December 2018
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Beth G wrote a review Aug 2020
14 contributions14 helpful votes
This venue is great for all ages. It provides hands-on experiences that involve science, but are also engaging and fun...Be sure to try the whirligig art!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alfred O wrote a review Jun 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands36 contributions60 helpful votes
When the exploritorium was over by the Palace of fine art then it was fun and a interesting place to spend a couple hours . Now its just for some Dumb Stupid people who want to throw their money away because they havent any Sense .
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Response from ExploSF, Manager at Exploratorium
Responded 9 Jun 2020
Hello, We are sorry to hear that you were so disappointed in your experience at the museum's new location. We certainly do not agree with or support your unnecessary comments regarding the intellect of our visitors. So that you have all of the facts, and for others who will read this review, we offer this… For more than 50 years, the Exploratorium has offered a place for the curious to learn more about the world around them. We encourage visitors of all ages and staff to ask questions and question answers—and millions of people from around the world have done so. We have inspired countless students, scientists, doctors, artists, makers, innovators, and educators with our work. While the Palace of Fine Arts (PFA) will always be a part of who we are as an iconic SF organization, the space was also much smaller and did not give the museum ample room to grow both our reach and experience. Nearly all of the popular experiences and exhibits from the PFA were moved to the new location at Pier 15, and hundreds more exhibits were also added in a much brighter, more open modern space. There is a reason that the museum has been rated the #1 Museum in SF consistently for the last 3+ years here on TripAdvisor.
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skyisblu wrote a review Apr 2020
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions299 helpful votes
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I was always nervous about visiting the exploratorium, as I know that a hands-on museum is made for children, and people look at you funny as an adult wanting to play with everything. Thursday : After Dark at the Exploratorium is the time to do just that, with no funny looks - it's an adults-only evening, with live music and a bar. I loved feeling like a kid, running from exhibit to exhibit, not to learn anything, just to play. And a properly-mixed drink in my hand certainly did not hurt! Points of interest included the drawing table, the many light boards and video screen which changed as you walked by, the safe in the telephone booth and helping to discover the lock's code at the other end of the museum, and the geysers that seemed to never erupt! Everyone is is a good mood and having fun - it makes for a great evening, and I could imagine it being a nice place to take a date, too!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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John L wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California43 contributions32 helpful votes
OK, let's get the cost out of the way, $30 for adults plus $$ for children. Go early, grab a self-guided map and explore. There are too many things to dwell on, but classify this as "science at your fingertips." I know, in an era where touching and being close to others is not cool, take precautions and wear latex gloves or something similar. Wait until it's OK to roam freely then let your inner science geek discover how you fit into the world in which you live. You don't have to know trigonometry or physics to understand how things work. Plus you can always say "I knew that." It's an all day adventure for friends, family, couples, whoever. Engage, explore, discover and learn.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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