Groundbreaking held for new Exploratorium site

October 19, 2010 10:33:00 AM PDT
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning for the Exploratorium's new home on San Francisco's Embarcadero.

Next year the Exploratorium officially moves from its decades old site next to the Palace of Fine Arts to Pier 15, which spans nearly three football fields.

The hands on science museum has been a favorite for residents and out of town visitors since it opened in 1969.

The new Exploratorium is expected to open in 2013.