Part science museum, part retail space, and part community center, Helix engages with local schools and neighborhood groups to develop programs and events for all ages that reflect the unique character and needs of Los Altos and its surrounding communities. Check our website for programs such as evening talks, workshops with Exploratorium staff, and informal learning events exploring scientific phenomena.


The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums, and public spaces around the world.

Helix was funded by a 1-year grant from Passerelle Investments. Since 2009, Passerelle has focused on improving community livability and vitality through commercial real estate and forward-thinking urban planning.