i have been to the exploratorium three times, twice as field trips as a kid, and once with friends and each time i went, it has been better and better. maybe it's the age but i was more fascinated with everything each time i went. i would definitely recommend checking this place out if you're in san francisco.
a friend suggested coming here so some friends and i decided to check it out. there is about 20 lanes or so but it's not even the # of lanes. they don't play any music and their specials are not even worth it. i bowl a lot and out of all the alleys ive been to, this has to be the worst.
I have only been to this place once and it was in the summer at night. The place was packed but it is a pretty big place with lots of lanes, pool tables, arcades, bar and food spot. The wait was around one and a half hours. They have a huge parking lot so you don't have to worry about finding parking.
they have their own parking lot as well as a nice staff. the waits here are usually not that long too. after or before bowling, you can check out the park and presidio too which is right next to the alley. what differs this alley from others is that it's rather small and sometimes a bit too crowded. their prices are so-so.
a very popular store in the city. they have many books and the staff are very friendly and helpful when you ask for assistance. it is also right outside of the 15 muni bus stop so it is very accessible. i used to always take the bus here so i would see the # of customers at city lights, which was also one of the reasons i decided to check this place out.
the school is right next to an elementary school which is good so you can send your kids to both of these schools as a convenience. however it is also right next to a busy commercial street and kids may be tempted to hang out in those places a lot. another thing about this school is you have to wear uniforms.
alongside with the school's fine academic programs, they also have their own nursery so you can send your kids to the school then to the nursery afterwards and you won't have to worry about them until after work or finding them a nursery. downside is kids in the neighborhood hop the fence into the playground to play basketball when school is out. my two younger brothers went here for elementary school and they liked it.
the teachers here were friendly, just like your own parents and when you are a little kid at an elementary school that's one of the things you want to feel. there's also a big playground where the kids can play tag, kickball, running or just relax at the benches. i went to elementary school here and it has left me with a lot of memories, both good and bad but it's the experience that counts.
Located near the Presidio, this public school is known for its academics and even sports activities. It sends a lot of their graduates to good schools like UC Berkeley but I've also known people who had 4.0s in middle school but flunked at Lowell. This school is only good for those who are ready and willing to take on the challenges.
From Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in 2003 the school now has left the word academic out and you can only imagine the quality of the school. Many of the quality teachers have also left the school. From about 20 students sent to UC Berkeley in 2003 to about 3 in 2005, the quality of this school has dramatically dropped.