Skip the Line: Exploratorium General Admission Ticket

22 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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Experience the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception that's dedicated to the excitement of experimentation, the pleasure of discovery, and the power of play. Indulge your curiosity in over 650 exhibits—indoors and out—and explore eye-opening ways to understand the world around you. Don't miss the iconic Tactile Dome, where you can take an interactive excursion in total darkness using your sense of touch as your only guide (be sure to make a reservation in advance). There's also a unique museum store plus two delicious places to eat: the SeaGlass restaurant, which has a stunning Bay view, and the Seismic Joint Cafe. 

Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco's Embarcadero between Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to by public transportation plus there's parking nearby. With mobile tickets, skip the line and simply scan your phone for direct entry in the Exploratorium!


  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids



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Average 4.68 out of 5 stars based on 22 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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RAND R, Aug 2019 Verified
Could have spent another day! Fascinating displays, one after another. Kids enjoyed everything. Lunch was pricey! $95 for 5 for hot dogs, fries, mac and cheese and one salad. Bring your own.
tbird101098, Jul 2019 Verified

The Exploratorium was amazing. So much to see and do. Kids were active the entire time. Get there early as it will take all day to see and do everything.

Cheri J, Mar 2018 Verified

This is a fun place to explore. Make sure you check out the view from the second floor balcony. If you get a chance to do the tactile dome, DO IT! If you prefer not to hang out with running screaming kids then pick the nighttime event.

Kathleen S, Aug 2017 Verified
Fantastic...this is amazing for kids of all ages. Bought tickets for 2 adults and 3 children...arrived to find it closed and was upset to be out over $100. The voucher said no refunds. Called Cool Destinations that night,they changed ticket to next day!! I was beyond impressed and thrilled. Always use Vistor!
Alexander G, May 2016 Verified

Get there early and bring some snacks. You and your kids are going to want to do everything. I have 2 kids and they wanted to see, touch and read everything. Its a must do when visiting San Francisco. This is a great place to kill some time if you have a day to spare.

Marco R, Apr 2016 Verified

Spectacular experience. Worth doing in any sort of group you are part of. Family, friends, kids, everyone has someting or a lot positive to take out of this. Super well invested time and money.

Lynny0102, Jul 2015 Verified

This museum is incredible. The exhibits are interactive, engaging, informational and fun for all ages. It is clean, spacious and easy to spend hours there.mthis is a must for adults and children. I would visit again as too many things to experience in one visit.

Danielle S, Jan 2015 Verified

I absolutely loved all the displays at the Exploratorium. This is not just for kids, there are plenty of exhibits that could keep you curious and entertained for days. Loved it!

Rudi v, Aug 2014 Verified

The Exploratorium is really great, for all ages. we (dad, mom, 8yo) enjoyed it so much ! you need to be early, as in the afternoon it tends to get crowdy. Our son really liked the electricity experiments and the buid-your-own stop motion movie.

Olivier E, Aug 2014 Verified
Great ! Wonderful experience for the kids. Highly recommended.

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