A DAY AT THE MUSEUM
Where the arts and sciences entertain all ages
EXPLORATORIUM San Francisco’s one-of-a-kind museum of science, art and human perception re-opened along the city’s waterfront in 2013. Occupying nine acres across Pier 15, the museum features more than 600 exhibits, indoors and out, including several marine-oriented exhibits involving the San Francisco Bay. Must-sees include a model of the city constructed from more than 10,000 toothpicks and a fallen, 330-year-old Douglas Fir tree split down the center to reveal its rings. The exhibits are a highly interactive, playful place to explore and tinker, reflecting the museum’s mission “to change the way the world learns.” Museum restaurants include the Seismic Joint Café and the SeaGlass Restaurant in the Bay Observatory.