Tour the Museum
Every curated detail of our exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills. Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity. At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.
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Imagine, create and collaborate
Explore boats and trains on the Wharf
Discover a rotating selection of the best hands-on exhibitions from museums around the country.
Transform into a spider, a ship captain, or a bridge builder over 2.5 acres of outdoor exhibitions.
Splash and crawl in local habitats just for babies and toddlers 42" or shorter.
Discover waves and animals of the Bay.
Creativity Grows Here
We believe play cultivates creativity. Our open-ended, child-directed philosophy encourages children to experiment and make discoveries. We want children to hang onto the spark that allows them to see infinite possibilities, and try new things so they can grow into innovative adults capable of creative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
Learn more about how we nurture childhood creativity.