Hot Event Alert: ‘The Art of Tinkering’

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Summer is almost here! But what to do with the kiddos… especially on foggy days. We are always on the hunt for fresh spots and cool events to explore and inspire. That’s why the Exploratorium is constantly on our radar—beep! They are featuring a thrilling new interactive exhibition called The Art of Tinkering. Read on for all the details and why you don’t want to miss this excellent event this summer.

Why You Should Explore the 'Exploratorium'

“The Exploratorium is what every science museum should be.” — Saul Perlmutter, Astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics

There is no other museum in the world like the Exploratorium, the brainchild of Dr. Frank Oppenheimer. It features more than 600 interactive exhibits exploring physics, biology, chemistry, human perception and the intersection of art and science.

Blast off into creativity today!


The Event of the Summer!

The Art of Tinkering celebrates the spectacular surprises that tinkering can bring. Dazzling artworks, charming contraptions and tinkerable experiences will spark your creative flame as you sculpt with light and shadow, build (and break) circuits, harness the wind, compose music from junk and help create chain reactions. 

Tinkerers of all ages are invited to dive in and get busy, but be warned: Your results may vary. And they wouldn’t want it any other way.


Why We Love It

It’s fun for all ages! It’s an uber-engaging mix of hands-on experiences, interactive exhibits and art that challenges you to use familiar things in unfamiliar ways. This curated  “tinkering” is the ultimate brain-scrambler and will have your creativity firing on all cylinders—buckle up!

Dive in, learn, grow and experience something new today.


Date Night, Anyone?

The Exploratorium will be featuring a variety of all-ages programs and experiences throughout the summer including Storytime Science and After Dark, Thursday evenings for ages 18 & up, which could make for a super fun night out!

The Art of Tinkering

Play. Invent. Repeat.

Saturday, June 18–Monday, September 5, 2022

Conveniently located at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, between the historic Ferry Building and Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf. 

Note: Free with museum admission—and it's always free for members.


—Jamie Aderski

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