Coupons & Discounts


May 13, 2018 - Community Mother's Day. Admission is FREE for everyone. You pay what you wish to pay. 

July 13, 2018 - FREE (Pay what you wish) Community Night after 5:00 p.m.

September 22, 2018, October 21, 2018 10 am - 5 pm - Exploratorium Community FREE (Pay what you want) Day, Exploratorium opens its doors for FREE to the public.

Every Thursday night from 6-10PM (18+ only), you can get general admission discount Exploratorium tickets.

If you have an EBT Card, show it at the ticket counter for FREE admission for up to 4 people.

Exploratorium is part of CityPass. This can save you up to 42%. Check CityPass out here.

Exploratorium is part of the Go San Francisco Card which can offer you a substantial savings.

The museum offers a Senior discount.

Teachers can receive a Exploratorium discount with the proper ID.

Students with proper ID can receive a discount.

Those with disabilities can receive a discount.

California public teachers are FREE with proper ID until December 31, 2016.

A group discount is offered with reservations.

The Bay City Guide sometimes has a coupon for this attraction.

If you live in San Francisco Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, or Sonoma ask at the ticket desk if they are running a local resident discount at this time. Make sure you have proper ID for where you live.

This museum is part of the local Bay area and San Francisco libraries Discover and Go and SF Family Pass programs. Ask your library if they are part of that and you can "check out" FREE tickets. Certain restriction may apply.

If you are part of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may be able to get FREE admission. Check with your CBO for this.

Get 20% off parking by getting prepaid through Parking Panda online.

Sign up for their e-newsletter or Facebook page for information on Exploratorium coupons and deals.

If you plan on visiting a few times, a membership will save you money. It includes FREE admission for a year as well as FREE member events and discounts on certain events and at the gift shop.

The Exploratorium coupons, discounts, deals and specials may be for a limited time and may change frequently.


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Exploratorium Information

Address:   Pier 17, The Embarcadero #100, San Francisco, California 94111

Phone:   1-415-528-4444

Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Exhibits: Over 600

Size: 330,000 square feet

About Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory that allows visitors to learn about science, art and human perception.  

It also features an observatory and an outdoor gallery. A restaurant that is open to guests and un-ticketed members of the public. 

Exploratorium Details

The summer hours (June-August) are:
Saturday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening (18+): 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

General admission ticket prices are:
Adults (18–64) $29.95
Seniors, people with disabilities, teachers, students and youth (13-17): $24.95
Youth (4-12): $19.95
Child (3&Under): FREE
Members: FREE
California Public School Teachers: FREE

There are nearby parking garages for $10, you can also save 20% off parking by getting prepaid through Parking Panda online.

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