Area Museums

Browse the collections in museums representing every interest, located all around the Bay area from downtown San Francisco to San Jose.

California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.

55 Music Concourse Dr
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-379-8000

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Founded in 1895, de Young hosts priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, as well as art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific.

Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
415-863-333

Legion of Honor
San Francisco's most beautiful museum displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Lincoln Park
34th Avenue & Clement Street, San Francisco
415-863-3330

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Explore one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to 6,000 years of Asian art, history, and culture across seven major regions and numerous countries.

200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
415-581-3500

Exploratorium
Founded in 1969 by Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, this museum is a hands-on experiment providing access to, and information about, science, nature, art and technology.

The Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco
415-563-7337

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Opened in 1935, this was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated solely to the artwork of the 20th Century.

151 Third Street, San Francisco
415-357-4000

The Tech Museum of Innovation
This completely hands-on museum encourages visitors of all ages and interests to interact, explore and challenge themselves in a variety of exhibitions focusing on technology and how it affects our daily lives.

201 South Market Street, San Jose
408-294-TECH

San Francisco Airport Museums
In collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFO is host to a rotating display of arts, history, science, and cultural exhibitions through its terminals, including the SFO Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, which houses a permanent collection dedicated to the history of commercial aviation.

SF International Airport
650-821-9900

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1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California, USA, 94010