A visit to the Exploratorium

The old Exploratorium, one of the original and still one of the very best hands-on science museums in the world, which was housed near the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, recently moved to much larger and more spectacular space right on Fisherman's Wharf.  This was my first chance to visit since they moved, and the new building is spectacular.  

The Central Corridor of the new Exploratorium

The Central Corridor of the new Exploratorium

Equally spectacular is the emphasis on making the work of the Exploratorium a part of the visitor experience.  This has been a hallmark of their philosophy from the start.  Here is a sign in the new building that speaks to this:

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This is one of the things we hope to be able to replicate; making exhibit building an integral part of the visitor experience at Impression 5 and a model for the process of innovation.

Posted on November 18, 2013 .