Daytime Meetings, Events & Filmings
We are pleased to offer our Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery & Terrace and Kanbar Forum for daytime business meetings, team building, and seminars every day of the week. Take advantage of a unique opportunity and bring your team or clients offsite to an exciting venue that inspires creativity. All meeting packages include guest admission to the museum during open hours (except closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
We also have the unique opportunity to host daytime events in larger gallery spaces on closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Bechtel Central & Outdoor Gallery is our largest single-gallery space and can accommodate trade shows, luncheons for 500 guests, or theater-style presentations for 600.
With our gorgeous Bay Bridge views, ample outdoor space, unique gallery designs, flexible layouts, and engaging exhibits, the Exploratorium is also your ideal venue for location shoots and filmings.
Facility Rental Options
At Pier 15, the museum is divided into galleries filled with exhibits ranging from mechanical contraptions to artworks highlighting the beauty of the physical phenomena that surround us. Galleries are available to rent either individually or in combination.
Explore the history, geography, and ecology of the Bay Area.
The museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, giving you the unique opportunity to book single gallery space or the full facility for your next conference, tradeshow, or another larger event. Take advantage of earlier load in time for evening events or Sunday night load in if needed (additional rental fees apply). The Central Gallery (pictured) can accommodate 500 guests theatre-style or 300 guests at rounds with varying stage and production locations throughout.
Filming & Location Shoots
Keep your viewers intrigued and engaged with the Exploratorium as your filming backdrop. Located along the historic Embarcadero, the Exploratorium provides a beautiful venue for your indoor or outdoor filming needs. Whether you’d like to feature waterfront views, educational settings, or science exhibits in your video, it’s all here. You can host interviews, performances, cocktail or cooking demos, keynote speakers–all recorded at an iconic San Francisco museum.