Editor’s Note: We explore the Exploratorium with our San Francisco Dads Group co-organizer Andy Chen as our week-long celebration of “Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities” rides into the sunset.
The SF Dads Group had a meetup recently at one of the coolest venues in our city by the bay – The Exploratorium.
What makes this museum so cool is the sheer number of interactive exhibits and activities (600+) that are sure to capture the attention of both dads and kids, preschool and up. Some of the exhibits are purely for fun but many are also educational.
A bonus of the Exploratorium is its location at Pier 15 by the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s within walking distance of the Ferry Building marketplace which is loaded with great places to grab a bite.
Insider’s Tip #1: Buy tickets online so you can avoid the line for buying tickets in person, especially on the weekend.
Insider’s Tip #2: Saturday mornings can be very busy in that area due to the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building.