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Exploratorium Holiday Hours and Final Day at Palace of Fine Arts

For Immediate Release:
December 06, 2012

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367

Exploratorium Holiday Hours and Final Day at Palace of Fine Arts

Open daily, Wednesday December 26-Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Closed Christmas Day

During the holiday season and New Year the Exploratorium will observe the following hours:

The Exploratorium will be open to the public for special hours on Monday, December 24, 2012 (Christmas Eve) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (Christmas Day).

We will be open daily from Wednesday, December 26 – Wednesday, January 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Exploratorium’s final day at the Palace of Fine Arts is Wednesday, January 2, 2013 – and admission is free! Join us as we celebrate and say goodbye to our beloved Palace of Fine Arts home, and be there for the final bell ringing at the close.

Please note: A new public parking area is open on Mason Street in the Presidio. A pedestrian path connects this parking lot to the Palace of Fine Arts, including a signalized crosswalk across the Marina Boulevard connection to Doyle Drive. Please see the map for the location of the new parking area and pedestrian path.

Look for us at our new location at Pier 15, on San Francisco’s Embarcadero – opening day is April 17, 2013!


Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

Pier 15
San Francisco
California 94111
(415) 528-4444 telephone

Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367