Spark your imagination and pique your curiosity at the Exploratorium.
The brainchild of physicist and visionary Frank Oppenheimer, the museum has more than 600 exhibits that highlight the nexus of art and science. Six public galleries, a 200-seat theater and several laboratories are housed in the Exploratorium's Pier 15 location, at the heart of San Francisco's waterfront. Staff scientists, artists and designers collaborate to explore chemistry and more. A great spot for kids, the Exploratorium is also an excellent choice for an afternoon date.