At a glance
Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
12:00 - 5:00 PM
- Good for Kids
- Good for Groups
- Near MUNI
The Exploratorium at Community Day
Join the Exploratorium and other organizations at the kickoff of a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The Palace of Fine Arts was the Exploratorium’s home for 44 years so we’re thrilled to be returning with activities, historic films, a behind-the-scenes tour, and a glimpse of our time at this historic location.
Schedule of Events
Early Animation and Color Mixing with Explorables
Come make Thaumatropes, Flipbook Animations, and Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda Color Transparencies. All materials provided; take what you make.
Historic Films with Cinema Arts
12:30, 1:30, and 3:30 p.m.
The Exploratorium Remains Inside the Palace of Fine Arts
1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Meet at the McBean Theater
Join a guided tour of classic Exploratorium exhibits that remain hidden in the nooks and crannies of the Palace of Fine Arts.
Blast from the Past: Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts
Catch an insider’s glimpse of the Exploration’s days at the Palace of Fine Arts (1969–2013) with Senior Scientist Ron Hipschman.