Join the Exploratorium on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more.
The Exploratorium is taking it outside to explore natural and human-made phenomena in and around San Francisco. Look for new episodes twice each month.
This immersive, active, creative studio is a place where museum visitors can slow down, become deeply engaged in an investigation of scientific phenomena, and make something.
Check out ColorFest, a two-month extravaganza celebrating color at the museum from July 1 to September 5.
Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew on the exploration vessel Nautilus as they search for hydrothermal vents, underwater volcanoes, and ancient shipwrecks.
Join us as we follow NASA’s latest rover, Curiosity.
A learning and teaching program.
Designing and building exhibits for more than 200 museums, science centers, universities and other organizations worldwide.
This 2011 conference, hosted at the Exploratorium, explored the role aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary environments.
We’re Moving! Follow Us to San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront
Explore an interactive map.
Each of these time-lapse videos captures a 24-hour day in just under two minutes. Developed by artist Ken Murphy and curated by staff scientist Sebastian Martin, they offer unique views of the environment at our new home.
Activities and History
An award-winning collection of historical images culled from the photographic vaults of the museum.
The Exploratorium is a museum and a community of passionate thinkers & makers with a common goal: to create a-ha! experiences in science, perception & the arts.
Send us your memories—a photo of bell-bottomed you on a field trip, a memory of a first kiss in the Tactile Dome, a video of you as a young Explainer, or a recording about the time you first understood that color is all about light.
Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111
© 2014 Exploratorium