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Preschool Adventure : Exploratorium

If you have encountered me at all, chances are I have talked your ear off about OPL's Discover and Go service. It is one of my favorite services!

Museum passes for FREE! How can you not like that?!?!

If you have been raising a preschooler in California, they have spent their whole lives in drought weather, and this rainy, wetter than usual winter is driving your household crazy. 

What do you do when you can't run them ragged at the park? How are you going to expend their energy?

My answer: Discover & Go Adventure Days

This month, I'll share our Exploratorium adventure with you.

Reserving an Exploratorium pass through Discover & Go allows for 2 free admissions. Kids 3 and under are free! Don't forget to print out your pass, and bring a photo I.D. 

We started our day with a SF Bay Ferry boat ride. What 3 year old doesn't love the ferry boat? Tip: Adult fare for the ferry is $12.80, roundtrip. If you have a Clipper card, it is $9.60. Kids under 5 are free! 

If you take the ferry, you'll get off at the SF Ferry Building. Go in and eat all the samples. 

From the Ferry Building, you'll walk 10 minutes to the Exploratorium's new location. If you grew up going to the old location at the Palace of Fine Arts, don't worry! This location is easier to access and you'll be pleasantly surprised that some of your favorite exhibits are still there. (YES, even the Shadow Box!!!)

For drizzly weather, bundle yourselves up in rain gear. The short walk will be a puddle jumping blast!

If BART is more your style, get off at the Embarcadero station.

Once you get there, present your Discover & Go pass and photo i.d. Staff will exchange it for tickets, and you can dance happily into the museum with the joy of knowing you are a smart library patron that just saved $30-60!

Look at all the fun we had:

 

THE BEST PART? . . . Sleepy kiddos!

Using Discover & Go my child and I have had the most memorable playdates. From Bay Area Discovery Museum, to the U.S.S. Hornet, and Cal Academy. Every museum has different deals, so read closely when you book. 

Which should I profile next month?

What is your favorite Discover & Go offering?