Agents across San Francisco have been claiming to do some pretty impressive walkthroughs lately. Agents across San Francisco also can sign up for emails from the sales office that represents the developer. Everyone can come to their own conclusions. But when we do a walkthrough here at JacksonFuller, we take pictures.
Yesterday we had the opportunity to explore the not-yet-open-to-the-general public Exploratorium. Their official grand opening is coming up next month on April 17, but they are in soft-open mode and are letting small groups come through on a time-allocated system. I’m not saying who I bribed, but apparently membership does have its perks!
Overall, the new Exploratorium is awesome! As in, seriously awesome! It has all of the great exhibits from their old building, but also lots more room for new exhibits.
The new Bay Observatory was absolutely incredible, I didn’t want to leave and if it wasn’t for my time-limited ticket and parking meter requirements, I would probably still be there right now.
I also found the exhibit about mental illness and changing attitudes towards treatment to be incredibly interesting. Again, I would have stayed much longer if I could have.
A few other impressions:
- The new building is beautiful. Nice light, good flow, and a beautiful outlook onto the bay. And have I mentioned the new Bay Observatory?
- I didn’t see the menu for the new restaurant, but it looks like nice space. It also looks like it will probably always be crowded, at least for the next couple of years.
- There was a lot more space in the new building, so in addition to a lot more exhibits things are just layed out with more space between the activities, which made for a really nice feeling.
- Pier 15 is located along The Embarcadero at Green street. There isn’t much in the way of street parking, so I’d highly suggest public transit if you can make that work.
I hope you enjoy the photos from the new Exploratorium!