San Francisco’s Exploratorium is the place where kids—and 24-year-old science writers—go to play with things like gravity, magnetism, and really big mirrors.
The museum recently moved from the Palace of Fine Arts to Pier 15 and expanded to include a bay observatory and outdoor sculpture gallery. (Psst…it also moved right next door to the succulent TCHO chocolate factory.)
Asa and I had been wanting to go, so we decided to make a Memorial Day date of it, starting with pomegranate mimosas at Pat’s Café in North Beach.
Later, on the pier…
At the very end of the pier was a room full of maps and navigational tools and an observation deck with a view of the Bay Bridge—a welcome island of sanity in a sea of munchkins and their minders.
The museum was fun, but don’t be an idiot like we were. If it’s a holiday weekend, just don’t do it. No one wants to want a Purelle bath!