The Exploratorium, an experimental museum/learning lab in San Francisco, got a new 330,000-square-foot waterfront home on Pier 15, and we got a sneak peak of the science center before its official grand opening on April 17. The museum focuses on five areas: senses and perception, human behavior, living systems, "tinkering" with tools, and — thanks to its new campus situated right by the bay — outdoor environments.
From gigantic 300-year-old trees to perception-distorting tubes and pixels, the Exploratorium wows with science. There are mind-blowing exhibits galore (the Exploratorium has over 600!), but we're looking forward to returning to the museum for seven art-meets-science projects in particular. Check out the eye-opening experiments you absolutely must get your hands on when you visit the Exploratorium, and preview the new indoor/outdoor space that'll have you marking San Francisco as your next geek destination.