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Timings : Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Over 18 years only)

Entry Fee : Adult - USD 29,
Child - USD 19,
Thursday (6:00 AM - 10:00 PM) - USD 15

Exploratorium, San Francisco Overview

The Exploratorium is an interactive and engaging science museum which offers you some of the most fun and unique experiences you will ever have!

The museum is the perfect example of how to make science education fun. It has around 600 exhibits laid out throughout and a majority of these are participatory, making for a memorable experience. There are mainly 7 galleries, dealing with different kinds of exhibits and experiences. The first is the Osher West Gallery of Human Behaviour, where participants can engage in fun activities such as Poker face, the Trust Fountain - a two person drinking game based on the 'prisoner's dilemma' and the super fascinating Tactile Dome, where you have to navigate through a pitch black room based on touch. South Gallery for Tinkering is an interactive workshop, where visitors have hands-on activities such as making their own motion films. The Bechtel Central Gallery of Seeing and Listening make an interactive use of sounds and lights to invoke interesting learning experiences, such as listening through the jaw bones instead of the ear! East Gallery of Living Systems is dedicated to exhibits of life sciences. Among others, the most popular activity here is the dissection of a cow's eye, not for the faint hearted! The Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery is a technological and intriguing building, covered with glass on all 4 walls. It has fascinating exhibits such as a 3D data map of the Bay area, showing fog, cloud and water movements of the Bay area along with live stats and the Oculus, which used the gallery itself to track seasons, solstices and the sun's movement. The several sensors in and around the gallery allow you to see every little thing that is going on around in hard stats. The Outdoor Gallery that follows is another enticing experience. Focusing on the Bay environment, the gallery studies the different colours of the water of the bay and also the fog movements which are simulated by a fog bridge. The Remote Rains is a machine through which you can even recreate past rainstorms right down to the velocity and the intensity of the rain drops! Finally, the Public Space also has a few exhibits of interest such as the Bay Windows and the Aeolian Harp. So looking at that, you will understand when we say that the Exploratorium will be a major highlight of your trip!

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