San Francisco: The Exploratorium

“The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.”

– From the Exploratorium website (

The Exploratorium is the ultimate playground for the mind, a must-visit for anyone who’s into building and creating with their hands, learning about the world through their five senses, or playing interactively with science and technology.  I have fond memories of visiting this museum as a child.. now I’m having a blast playing there with my son.   What fun to watch him become completely absorbed in the activities and see the wonder and delight on his face while interacting with the exhibits.

Here are a few photos from our visit on Saturday, mostly taken in the “Living Systems” section of the museum.  The rest of the time, I was too busy playing alongside my son to remember to take photos!  I love this place!






Photos taken November 2nd, 2013


    1. Thank you, Alex! The trick to capturing the full attention of kids? Provide lots and lots of hands-on activities that invite touch. And that’s all this museum has to offer!


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