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This hands-on science museum is not for the faint of heart. Geared toward elementary school children just falling in love with the world of electricity and bugs, and adults who quickly realize how much of this information we forgot. Highlights include the Tactile Dome (call to sign up before your visit—it’s an extra couple bucks), the music area upstairs and the variety of electricity and bubble making apparatuses.

This museum has sturdy historical roots as well—it was founded by Frank Oppenheimer (Robert’s brother) during the 1915 Panama Pacific Explosion—and has since mushroomed into its own as one of the busiest–and most awe-inspiring–museums in town. Especially since moving into the new digs along the bay.

Muni: 30, 43, 28, 29.

At A Glance

Pier 15 (Embarcadero @ Green St)
San Francisco 94111
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