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Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions


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#5. The Exploratorium
Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions

Exploring the Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium is a modern, hands-on science museum located on the San Francisco waterfront.

The Exploratorium

It was one of the first modern science museums and it's still one of the best, with lots of simple, hands-on exhibits to go around, simple enough that they don't break.

Pros and Cons

The Exploratorium is fun for all ages, even the kids who just play with the exhibits and don't learn about the science behind them. It's a good option for a rainy day, but on a nice one, it's indoors - and you may have something similar near your home.

More About the Exploratorium

If you need more information, check the Complete Guide to The Exploratorium. It will tell you about hours, how to get tickets, admission discounts, how to get there and the best time to go.

See where it is on a map. It's the bright yellow marker.

Don't Take Our Word For It

See how others rate The Exploratorium - from Yuck! to Awesome! For your reference, everyone's taste is different, our readers are a fussy bunch and they get even pickier in San Francisco, with the best-rated attractions in the San Francisco area getting 55% to 60% Awesome votes.

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