$29.95; $24.95 (ages 13-17, ages 65+, students with ID, teachers and persons with disabilities); $19.95 (ages 4-12). “Pay what you wish” community days are offered several times a year; check the website for specific dates. Admission Thurs. 6-10 p.m. (ages 18+ only) $19.95; $14.95 (daytime Exploratorium members); free (After Dark members). Separate Tactile Dome admission $15; $12 (Exploratorium members); advance reservations are strongly recommended. Thurs. night Tactile Dome drop-in session $10 (reservations not accepted). Phone ahead to confirm all prices.
Daily 10-5 (also Thurs. 6-10 p.m. for ages 18+), in summer; Tues.-Sun. and some Mon. holidays 10-5 (also Thurs. 6-10 p.m. for ages 18+), rest of year. Tactile Dome sessions are at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 2:15, 3:30 and 4:45 on days the museum is open; each session lasts about an hour. The Tactile Dome also is available on a drop-in basis Thurs. 6-10 p.m. (ages 18+), some Thurs. and Fri. at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; phone ahead. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.