Make a Reservation
Make a reservation at our exciting Pier 15 location for the 2015-2016 school year.
Free Visits for Teachers
Once you have booked a field trip reservation, if you are the lead teacher, you can preview the museum for free before the date of the trip. When you arrive, tell Guest Services that you are preparing for an upcoming field trip. Simply show a copy of the confirmation e-mail you received from us, and we will sign you in free of charge. For more information, please call (415) 528-4444.
What`s Going On
Plan your visit by learning about our galleries and finding out what demonstrations and events will be available during your field trip.
If you are coming by school bus or charter bus, please see Bus Routes for Field Trips and Other Groups. All buses must use approved routes to the Exploratorium. Do not delay your visit by taking an inaccessible route!
When you arrive, please check in with an orange-vested Explainer. If you arrived by school bus or charter bus, then please wait for an Explainer to meet your bus before unloading students. If you arrived by public transportation or car, then please check in with an Explainer in the plaza.
An Explainer will welcome your group to the museum, point out any special exhibits and demonstrations, and answer any questions you may have. The orientation will also cover logistical details and museum rules. The Explainer will then lead your group in exploring one exhibit. The orientations are for teachers and chaperones as well as students. Please plan approximately 15 minutes for the orientation.