About

The Explainers are the floor staff at the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception. This is a space for us to share our experiences, thoughts, and accidents with each other and the rest of the world.

The Exploratorium is a big place, and about to get even bigger. Explainers are in charge of orienting kids on school field trips, doing all the demonstrations the museum offers (like the famous cow’s eye dissection), and manning the floor, trying to engage the public and trigger curiosity and exploration. In the course of all that, we interact with literally hundreds of people every day. All too often, we spend the better part of our work days scattered throughout this big black box, and each of us has experiences, interactions, thoughts, and sees things that no one else will. This blog originated from a desire to share all that, from the mundane, to the funny, to the grandiose, and in the meantime provide a slice into life at the Exploratorium.

The Exploratorium is located at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA, and it is open Tue-Sun, 10am – 5pm.