Spread across Fort Mason Center since mid-March, the Outdoor Exploratorium takes hands-on science outside with twenty exhibits designed to help visitors better understand natural phenomena of the Bay Area. Exhibits include a super telescope showing how the Golden Gate Bridge fluxes with temperature change; low-flow water fountain tastings of estuary salinity; motorized pier pilings covered in marine life; and sailboat wind indicators arranged to prove that you are not crazy when you think the wind in the city comes from all directions—it really does!

The Outdoor Exploratorium is free to the public. Check out the map for exact exhibit locations, and find detailed exhibit descriptions here.