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Exploratorium Free Day: 50th Anniversary “Founder’s Day” | SF

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you can - you may choose to enter for free or can choose to pay any amount should you have the means or desire to do so.

Exploratorium | Pier 15, San Francisco, CA


Exploratorium Community Free Days | 2019

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits.

While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all.

Exploratorium Community Free Days 2019
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Pier 15, San Francisco
Cost: Pay What You Can / Free – you may choose to enter for free or can choose to pay any amount should you have the means or desire to do so. 

2019 Annual Community Dates

  • Community Pi Day (Thursday, March 14, 2019)
  • Community Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12, 2019)
  • Community Transportation/Transformations (Saturday, September 21, 2019)
  • Community 50th Anniversary Founder’s Day (Sunday, October 20, 2019)

On Community Days, the museum entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you can - you may choose to enter for free or can choose to pay any amount should you have the means or desire to do so.
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Address: Pier 15, San Francisco, CA

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