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Outdoor Exploratorium

Fort Mason Center is pleased to collaborate with the Exploratorium as it prepares to move to a permanent home on Pier 17.  The Outdoor Exploratorium is a testing new interactive exhibits designed to help the astute observer investigate the subtle phenomena and unseen processes of the everyday world.



The Outdoor Exploratorium features outdoor science exhibits and artworks.  Dotted along the waterfront in Fort Mason Center and in the adjoining Upper Fort Mason, these exhibits harness the wind, the waves, marine life, and the man-made and natural environments in this urban waterfront site.  The exhibit is for noticing and learning, a place to deepen understanding of the natural world, and an opportunity to apply the scientific principles of observation and experimentation to the outdoors—all for free.

Open dawn to dusk everyday

Maps available in the Fort Mason Center Main Office in Landmark Building A open 9 am – 8pm daily.

For more information: Outdoor Exploratorium

Download Outdoor Exploratorium map

Braille maps available upon request at front desk

Related News. New York Times (The Bay Citizen): "Sometimes a Museum Needs To Get Outdoors More"