San Francisco, California Hotel near Palace of Fine Arts and Exploratorium
Palace of Fine Arts -Relive San Francisco's at the Palace of Fine Arts. This classic arts-and-science complex in the Marina District was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which celebrated both the completion of the Panama Canal and the rebirth of San Francisco after the devastating 1906 earthquake. The Palace of Fine Arts is home to a 1,000-seat theater that hosts everything from dance and film festivals to lectures
There's also a scenic park with a lagoon where ducks, swans, and turtles congregate. The Roman architectural style and Greek decorative treatment make the Palace a great spot for photo-ops. Plus, many movie scenes have been filmed at this popular attraction in the Marina District. For more information, visit www.palaceoffinearts.org.
Exploratorium -Located in the Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a cutting-edge, hands-on museum that highlights science and art. Kids of all ages find it both fun and inspiring, especially since artists and scientists have created unique, interactive exhibits that explore phenomena of the natural world.
Designed to spark your curiosity, the Exploratorium boasts tons of exhibits to touch, look through, pick up, and fool around with. The Tactile Dome delivers a sensory journey in complete darkness. There's also an Exhibit Cam and Roof Cam that can aimed at the Golden Bridge or Alcatraz. In addition, the Exploratorium features a gift store and café. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu.