San Francisco’s Exploratorium Opens At New Pier 15 Location

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Opportunity

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and excited visitors gathered along San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday morning for the ringing of an opening bell to announce that the new Exploratorium is up and running.

At the 9 a.m. dedication ceremony outside the 330,000-square-foot facility at Pier 15, board chairman George Cogan beamed as he stood before of a crowd of dignitaries, staff and visitors.

“Everyone in the Bay Area loves the Exploratorium,” Cogan said.

The interactive science museum reopened its doors Wednesday after the board raised $300 million in a capital campaign to build the new waterfront site.

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The museum had been housed in a cavernous space at the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District for the past 40 years before shutting down on Jan. 2 for the move.

Now in a state-of-the-art facility that is…

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