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Bus Routes for Field Trips and Other Groups

Bus Routes for Field Trips and Other Groups

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Directions

School buses will line up on Green Street where it intersects with the Embarcadero. Each bus in turn will then proceed to a curb cutout in front of Pier 17 to unload their passengers. There will be an Exploratorium staff member on Green Street each weekday morning checking in buses and assisting drivers with unloading their passengers and finding the bus parking area.

It is imperative that each bus arrive on Green Street at its scheduled time. There is a very small area for buses to line up and wait for their turn to unload their students. There is NO parking for buses at the drop-off site. The buses that arrive early will not be allowed to line up on Green Street. The bus drivers will have to keep circling the area until their scheduled time to unload.

Buses will not be allowed to unload their passengers on Embarcadero without first lining up on Green Street. Any bus that attempts to stop on Embarcadero will be directed to circle around to Green Street.

From the East Bay

  • Cross the Bay Bridge toward San Francisco.
  • Take the Harrison Street exit on the left toward Embarcadero. Follow it for 0.4 miles. 
  • Merge onto Fremont Street. Follow it for 0.1 miles.
  • Turn right onto Folsom Street. Follow it for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto The Embarcadero. Follow it for 0.8 miles. 
  • Turn left onto Broadway Street. Follow it for four blocks.
  •  Turn right onto Sansome Street. Follow it for two blocks. 
  • Turn right onto Green Street.
  • In about three blocks, you will see a line of buses or an Exploratorium staff member who can give you instructions about unloading and parking.

From the North Bay

  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge toward San Francisco.
  • Follow the signs onto Lombard Street. Follow it for about 1.1 miles.
  • Turn right onto Van Ness Avenue. Follow it for 0.4 miles.
  • Turn left onto Broadway Street. Follow it for 0.8 miles.
  • Turn left onto Sansome Street. Follow it for two blocks.
  • Turn right onto Green Street.
  • In about three blocks, you will see a line of buses or an Exploratorium staff member who can give you instructions about unloading and parking.

From the South Bay

From 101 North:

  • Follow 101 North toward San Francisco
  • Take I-80 toward the Bay Bridge. Follow it for 0.7 miles.
  • Take the Fourth Street exit. Follow it for 0.2 miles.
  • Turn left onto Bryant Street. Follow it for 0.8 miles.
  • Turn left onto The Embarcadero. Follow it for 1.1 miles.
  • Turn left onto Broadway Street. Follow it for four blocks.
  • Turn right onto Sansome Street. Follow it for two blocks.
  • Turn right onto Green Street.
  • In about three blocks, you will see a line of buses or an Exploratorium staff member who can give you instructions about unloading and parking.

From 280 North:

  • Follow 280 North toward San Francisco
  • 280 North ends at King Street. Merge with King Street. Follow it for 0.4 miles.
  • King Street merges with The Embarcadero. Follow Embarcadero for 1.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto Broadway Street. Follow it for four blocks.
  • Turn right onto Sansome Street. Follow it for two blocks.
  • Turn right onto Green Street.
  • In about three blocks, you will see a line of buses or an Exploratorium staff member who can give you instructions about unloading and parking.