San Francisco Museum

Our San Francisco Museum Experience can be customized to your preferences by our experienced and knowledgeable experts to perfectly match your tastes and desires. There are over 100 museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Some of our staff favorites:

Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the largest museum in the western world devoted to the arts and cultures of Asia. The Asian’s world-class permanent collections represent over 40 Asian countries spanning 6,000 years of history.


California Academy of Sciences

With its living roof – seven undulating hillocks —housing a tapestry of native plant species, this stunning modern structure designed by Renzo Piano blends seamlessly into the landscape. This state-of-the-art museum, built with sustainability in mind, features an aquarium, a self-contained four-story rainforest, a planetarium, and two outstanding restaurants.


Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s architecture fuses a historic power station, originally built in 1881, to a soaring blue steel geometric superstructure. Its building embodies the past and present, the utilitarian and the abstract, the traditional and the contemporary.


Cartoon Art Museum

Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone—from comic strips, comic books and anime to political cartoons, graphic novels and underground comix.


De Young Museum

The building designed by Herzog and de Mueron is sheathed in copper and features an impressive 144-foot tower twisting up from the base. The broad collection of art includes works of American, African and Oceanic art in addition to California artists, including Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn.


Exploratorium

Located on two piers at the Embarcadero, the Exploratorium is a fascinating “museum of science, art and human perception.” There are more than 650 exhibits that focus on everything from sea life to the weather to electricity. Themed areas like the shadow room, the distortion room, and the tactile dome are perennial favorites among kids and adults of all ages.


Maritime Park National Historical Park and Historic Ships at Hyde Pier

The gloriously restored historic ships at Hyde Pier are the main attraction of the San Francisco Maritime National Park. There are three vessels open to the public: the 1895 C.A. Thayer, the Pacific Coast’s last commercial sailing ship; the 1890 Eureka, the last diesel powered ferry to operate in the US; and the 1883 Balclutha, a classic three-masted sailing ship built in Scotland.


Madame Tussauds San Francisco

A wax museum which opened on June 26, 2014 and became the 17th Madame Tussauds museum to open worldwide. The attraction features wax figures of famous figures from movies, music, politics, popular culture and sport. It also celebrates “The Spirit of San Francisco” with wax figures of local artists, musicians and activists from the city’s past.


Museum of the African Diaspora

Located on two piers at the Embarcadero, the Exploratorium is a fascinating “museum of science, art and human perception.” There are more than 650 exhibits that focus on everything from sea life to the weather to electricity. Themed areas like the shadow room, the distortion room, and the tactile dome are perennial favorites among kids and adults of all ages.


Musée Mécanique

An interactive “Mechanical Museum” consisting of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts. The museum owns over 200 mechanical machines, and is one of the largest privately owned collection of such games in the world and their original working condition … you can play them!


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

MoAD, a museum dedicated to sharing the art and stories of our common African heritage documenting the African diaspora showcasing the history, art, and cultural richness that resulted from the migration of Africans throughout the world.


San Francisco Cable Car Museum

The Cable Car Museum, a free museum, established in 1974, contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum.


The Legion of Honor

Boasts impressive city and bay views from its hilltop perch in bucolic Lincoln Park. Based on the Palais de la Legion d’Honneur in Paris, it was built in the Beaux-Arts style by George Applegarth to commemorate Californian Soldiers who died in WWI. The museum features paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the medieval era to the beginning of the 20th century.


The San Francisco Railway Museum

A small local railway museum featuring exhibits on the antique streetcars of the F Market & Wharves and national landmark cable cars that continue to run along the city’s major arteries.


The Walt Disney Family Museum

An interactive animation American museum that features the remarkable life story of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy that transformed the entertainment world and evolution of Mickey Mouse.


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