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Housed in the historic Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium has over 600 interactive exhibits about science, art and human perception. A highlight is the Tactile Dome, a geodesic hemisphere of total blackness in which you try to identify various objects; book in advance (561 0362, $16). Another highlight is the Wave Organ, located nearby on the water's edge. Sea waves rush in underneath, pushing air up through the organ's tubes to create a symphony of eerie tones and sighs.

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Exploratorium details

3601 Lyon Street,
at Marina Boulevard,

Area San Francisco

Transport Bus 28, 30, 76 .

Telephone 563 7337

Exploratorium website

Open 10am-5pm Tue-Sun.

Admission $13; $10 13-17s, discounts; $8 4-12s; free under-4s. Free 1st Wed of mth.

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