SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) After decades of educating students, tourists and Bay Area residents about the wacky ways of biology, physics, chemistry and more, the Exploratorium will be closing its doors at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco at the start of the new year.
The interactive science museum, located at 3601 Lyon St., will be making its way to a new location at San Francisco's Pier 15, scheduled to open on April 17.
In the final weeks before the Marina District museum closes its gates for the last time after 43 years, the museum will have special holiday hours and a free community day.
The last day of operation on Jan. 2 will be a free admission day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Museum spokeswoman Jenny Slafkosky said the final closing bell will be rung that day by museum docents, dubbed "Explainers."