The Exploratorium

San Francisco Family Activities

The Exploratorium in San Francisco is a premier interactive museum that is fun and interesting for every member of the family. With a mission of developing the way the world learns, The Exploratorium presents how the world works in a playful and innovate way; its thought-provoking exhibits and experiences will leave you walking away full of wonderment.

Find everything from astronomic theories to food science, culture and so much more at this unique destination. Be prepared to stay awhile as you get caught up in fun hands-on learning activities at The Exploratorium.

The Exploratorium is located on Pier 15 on the Embarcadero and is easy to get to by car or trolley from The Metro Hotel. Visit the website at for more information and to plan your visit.

Public Transit Directions (about 35 minutes):
Leave Metro Hotel and turn left on Divisadero Street, 1.5 blocks ahead turn left on Haight Street, after 1 block turn right on Scott Street, 2 blocks ahead at the end of the park turn left on Duboce Avenue, between Noe Street and Walter Street is the entrance to the MUNI Sunset Tunnel, get on the N route heading east, depart at the Metro Embarcadero Station, once back on foot follow Drumm Street north towards the water, once you reach The Embarcadero turn left heading north along the water, The Exploratorium is located on Pier 15.

Driving Directions (about 20 minutes):
Depart Metro Hotel and head east on Oak Street, after 1 mile turn left onto Franklin Street, after 1.4 miles turn right onto Broadway Street, after .8 miles arrive on The Embarcadero, turn left and The Exploratorium is located on the right at Pier 15, look for area pay parking garages.

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