A family of four entering San Francisco's Exploratorium can cost — gulp! — about $100 if the children are between 4 and 12 years old, so putting their free admission days on your calendar is a wise move.
All visitors can pay-what-you-wish on Community Days, when museum entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The next Exploratorium free admission days for the year are as follows:
Community Night (Friday, July 13, 2018)
Community Day (Saturday, September 22, 2018)
Community Day (Sunday, October 21, 2018)
Local mom Melissa Moore says, “Some of my favorite, unique exhibits that are accessible for preschoolers include: a room with different types of xylophones and mallets to experiment with sound, the many light and shadow exhibits that can be experienced by walking (or dancing) in front of a screen, the “fog” bridge outside, and many of the pieces of “art” that can be touched and experienced with the senses.”