Top Museums in San Francisco (California)

  • Exploratorium

    Pier 15 (at The Embarcadero) San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
    The Exploratorium is a world-renowned, playful learning laboratory of provocative exhibits & experiences that ignite curiosity & transform the way people learn.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Legion of Honor Museum
The Walt Disney Family Museum
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum

    104 Montgomery St 94129 San Francisco CA United States
    Through interactive galleries featuring cartoons, artifacts, movies, music, a spectacular model of Disneyland and Walt's own narration, come be inspired by the story of the legendary man who raised animation to an art, passionately explored innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy.
Asian Art Museum
  • Asian Art Museum

    200 Larkin St 94102 San Francisco CA United States
    Vision With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. Asia is not one place. The ideas and ideals that we call Asian are countless and diverse. Some of the works we display pre-date written history. Others were recently created. Many have connections to works from other continents and other millennia. We explore these links, provoking discovery, debate, and inspiration. At the Asian Art Museum, artistic and educational programs ...
San Francisco Art Institute
Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum

    736 Mission St 94103 San Francisco CA United States
    Since its founding in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. The Museum is a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts.
Musée Mécanique
  • Musée Mécanique

    Pier 45, Shed A (at Taylor St) San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
    Welcome to the Musée Mécanique, one of the world's largest (over 200) privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in their original working condition. (You can play them!)

    1 Grant Ave 94108 San Francisco CA United States
    OPENING IN EARLY SEPTEMBER Remember those crazy ideas you dreamed up as a kid? The Museum of Ice Cream is the place where ideas are transformed into real life experiences...a place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys, and sprinkles make the world a better place. Our mission is to design environments that bring people together & provoke imagination!
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
  • Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

    685 Mission St 94105 San Francisco CA United States
    The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) showcases the history, art and the cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of Africans throughout the world. By realizing our mission MoAD connects all people through our shared African heritage With a robust schedule of exhibitions, education and public programs, MoAD generates and sustains a high level of public interest in and engagement among multigenerational and multicultural audiences both within and beyond the museum. MYMP Teen's Blog: ...
The Beat Museum
California Academy of Sciences
Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf

    145 Jefferson St Ste 500 94133 San Francisco CA United States
    Visit with over 250 world class wax figures. US Presidents, world leaders, religious icons, celebrities and sports heroes. Photography is encouraged. Open daily, rain or shine. Pricing: Adults (18-54): $16.00 Senior (55+): $12.00 Junior (12-17): $12.00 Child (6-11): $8.00 Under 6: FREE
The Society Of California Pioneers Museum and Library
Randall Museum
  • Randall Museum

    Randall Museum is a museum in central San Francisco, California, owned and operated by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department with the support of the Randall Friends. The museum focuses on science, nature and the arts. On exhibit are live native and domestic animals and interactive displays about nature. Other facilities include a theater, a wood shop, and art and ceramics studios. The museum is currently under renovations. Its permanent location is in Corona Heights Park, on a large hill ...
San Francisco Cable Car Museum
  • San Francisco Cable Car Museum

    The Cable Car Museum is a free museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Located at 1201 Mason Street, it contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum. The museum contains several examples of old cable cars, together with smaller exhibits and a gift shop. The cable cars displayed include: Sutter Street Railway - grip car 46 and trailer 54 dating from the 1870s Clay Street Hill ...
St. Regis Museum Tower
  • St. Regis Museum Tower

    St. Regis Museum Tower is a 42-story, 484 ft (148 m) skyscraper in the South of Market district of San Francisco, California, adjacent to Yerba Buena Gardens, Moscone Center, PacBell Building and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The tower is bounded by Mission Street and 3rd Street, and is operated by St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. The hotel has five-star status. The tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and constructed by Webcor Builders with Architectural Glass and ...
International Art Museum of America
  • International Art Museum of America

    The International Art Museum of America (IAMA), originally the Superb Art Museum of America is an art museum located at 1025 Market Street between 6th and 7th Streets in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It holds collections of 17th- to 21st-century artworks. Its core collection is the works of H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, an artist who claims to be a reincarnation of Buddha.
  • Cartoon Art Museum

    The Cartoon Art Museum (CAM) is a California art museum that specializes in the art of comics and cartoons. It is the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of all forms of cartoon art. The permanent collection features some 7,000 pieces as of 2015, including original animation cels, comic book pages and sculptures. Until September 2015, the museum was located in the Yerba Buena Gardens cultural district of San Francisco, in the South of ...
  • Museum of Performance & Design

    The Museum of Performance + Design, formerly the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum, is located in the SoMa District of San Francisco, California at 893B Folsom Street. The Museum collects and makes accessible materials about the performing arts, with a special emphasis on documenting and preserving the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich and diverse performing arts heritage from the Gold Rush to the present. The museum produces public and educational programs, provides library services to researchers, and conservation ...
  • San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

    The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and presentation of the history of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. It is the official historical museum of San Francisco. The SFMHS conducts walking tours of San Francisco and holds monthly programs, tours, and special events.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum

    Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd 94965 Sausalito CA United States
    4 mi from San Francisco
    The Bay Area Discovery Museum mission is to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. Located on 7.5 acres of natural beauty, our campus inspires families to engage in a world of possibilities. Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Every curated detail of our exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and ...