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All Exploratorium memberships include one full year of free admission.
With six spacious indoor and outdoor galleries and hundreds of exhibits to explore, you’ll discover something new every time. Enjoy easy, ticket-free entry with our new digital membership cards.
Our new digital membership cards are contact-free, environmentally friendly, and easy to access on your phone.
Daytime memberships allow unlimited access to the Exploratorium daily.
After Dark memberships allow unlimited access to a packed calendar of 50+ After Dark Thursday evening programs (ages 18+ only), each featuring cocktails, a unique theme, and special programming.
Want it all? Check out our Supporter and Sustainer membership levels, which include unlimited admission to both Daytime and After Dark hours.
Both Daytime and After Dark members get special members-only access and events throughout the year, including member previews, special tours, and workshops.
- Join us weekly for Daytime members-only VIP hours, every Sunday 10 a.m.–noon.
- Check out our Member Events to see upcoming and past programming and perks.
May Is for Members
Each May, we thank you for your support with a month of extra perks.
- Daytime members get in free to After Dark Thursday Nights
- After Dark members visit free during the day
- Extra Store and dining discounts
- Special member hours
- Free entry at other museums and cultural attractions, and more.
Daytime Guest Ticket Discounts
Additional guests accompanying you are eligible for a discounted ticket rate.
- Receive $10 off any guest tickets.
- Discounted guest tickets are available for purchase on site or by contacting our Membership team at 415.528.4321 or email@example.com.
Reciprocal Admission to Open, Participating Museums
- The perks of Daytime membership are now global through our participation in the Association of Science and Technology Center’s reciprocal admission Passport Program. This program provides free entry to over 350 institutions that are 90+ miles away from the Exploratorium.
Members always get 10% off at the Exploratorium Stores, both at the museum and online.
- Discover unique gadgets, games, tinkering items, and books that focus on science, art, and technology.
- You’ll find a wide variety for both kids and adults that are great for holiday and birthday gifts, and unusual San Francisco souvenirs.
- Our stores are the only place to get Exploratorium clothing and gift items designed and made by local San Francisco artisans.
- All your purchases help support the Exploratorium's educational mission.
NEW! Members get 10% off at Seaglass Restaurant and Seismic Joint Cafe.
- Seaglass Restaurant offers family-friendly, multicultural, locally sourced menus and fantastic views of the Bay and the city skyline.
- Seismic Joint Cafe serves coffee, baked goods, and casual fare right off the Embarcadero.
- Discount does not apply to alcoholic beverages.
Tactile Dome Discounts When It Reopens
Please note the Tactile Dome is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
- Daytime members receive discounted tickets ($3 off per ticket) for one-hour journeys through total darkness inside our world-famous Tactile Dome.
After Dark Discounts
- Daytime members and their guests receive $5 off per ticket on After Dark Thursday nights.
- Daytime members get free After Dark admission during our annual members’ month, May Is for Members.