San Francisco Exploratorium Grand Opening at Pier 15

For about 40 years, San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts location hosted the Exploratorium, a remarkably innovative hands-on “museum” for kids to explore, discover, and learn science, technology, math, and arts. What could be better? How about a new location, much much bigger, and located in the heart of the city’s action on the Embarcadero at Pier 15, near the Ferry Building?

The Exploratorium’s grand opening in its new location was last week, and I can’t wait to check it out.

So you can’t visit San Francisco to see it in person? Then consider the Exploratorium’s website to be your “explore and learn” treasure. Visit this page for tons of wonderful science, math, and technology content that should engage anybody’s interest: videos, websites, tutorials, interactions. It’s like being a kid in a candy store.

If you have an iPad, download one of the Exploratorium’s two free, very popular interactive apps on Sound and Color.

KQED Public TV’s 7 minute video on the Exploratorium:

Try out some of the exhibits in this 5 minute video:

Learn about the building and its “green” features in this video:

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