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MUSEUMS

San Francisco Museums

If you are visiting San Francisco and want to check out some amazing museums, you will have a lot to choose from. The city has a wide variety of art museums, history museums, science museums and more. 
San Francisco is known as a place for art, music and more. From the beautiful architecture of the Painted Ladies and the Golden Gate Bridge to the impressive murals along Jack Kerouac Alley and throughout the Mission, you can find art all over the place even when you least expect it. San Francisco is even home to 6 different murals by famed artist, Banksy. Aside from the art that is in plain view, the city has a wealth of amazing art museums with revolving installations from the best artists around the world. 
If you are looking for a more interactive type of experience, there are plenty of great spots and they are kid-friendly as well. The Exploratorium and the California Academy of Sciences offer a fun, educational experience and lets you participate in the many interactive exhibits. The San Francisco Bay Area also has a number of unique museums that you won’t find anywhere else like the Musée Mécanique, Winchester Mystery House, Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, The Banned Toy Museum and the Beat Museum. 

 

The Top Museums in San Francisco

 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

After a 3 year closure for a massive top to bottom $300 Million renovation, the SF MOMA reopened again in 2016 as one of the nations premier museums. With close to 45,000 square feet of space, the museum offers an amazing selection of modern art.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

415-357-4000

Website: https://www.sfmoma.org/

Aisan Art Museum

Housing one of the world’s best collections of Asian Art, this beautiful museum in San Francisco features more than 18,000 pieces of art including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, ancient jades, videos and more.

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

415-581-3500

Website: https://asianart.org/

de Young Museum

A Fine Arts Museum located in the beautiful surroundings of Golden Gate Park, The de Young Museum features a diverse selection of art from Africa, Oceania, The Americas and more.

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

415-750-3600

Website: https://deyoung.famsf.org/

Exploratorium

This hands-on museum is a great place to learn about art, science and perception in a fun, exciting environment.

Exploratorium
Pier 15
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

415-528-4444

Website: https://www.exploratorium.edu/

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Learn about the history of the famous San Francisco cable car from the first runs in 1873, to the present day technology. The museum houses a large collection of vintage cable cars, historical photos and more.

San Francisco Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

415-474-1887

Website: http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/

Walt Disney Family Museum

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in a former Army Barracks. The museum features a great selection of rotating exhibitions of Disney history including paintings, films, sculptures and more.

Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94129

415-345-6800

Website: https://www.waltdisney.org/