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Art Museum
“The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum in this part of the country to show only modern art. There are currently more than 29,000 pieces of work on display including paintings, sculptures, photographs and architecture”
312 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The de Young often features traveling exhibits from all over the world. It's in a fantastic modernist building which has a tower that you can go up (free of charge) for a great view of Golden Gate Park and the surrounding city.”
481 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.”
456 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun science museum with interactive exhibits and a great Bay view on the Embarcadero.”
233 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of art from Asia in the world today. There are more than 18,000 pieces of art in the museum, including some pieces that are more than 6,000 years old. The museum was founded when Avery Brundage donated a large sum of money to the city to found the museum.”
100 locals recommend
History Museum
“Do you want to get an in-depth look of how cable cars actually work? This is your spot! Even better, it's free!”
79 locals recommend
Garden
“Wonderful place to get out of the fog and experience the lush jungle greenery in an expertly restored Victorian Greenhouse.”
124 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the most scenic museums location in the city with special exhibits. A local favorite and free on first Tuesdays of month. ”
91 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful gardens, located in Golden Gate Park (combine a visit with the Conservatory of Flowers Victorina greenhouse, and DeYoung Museum Viewing Tower, as is a short walk.) ”
73 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Legion of Honour, San Francisco's most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting with dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean. The Collection includes: The Legion’s rich collection of more than 800 European paintings includes masterpieces from the 14th to the early 20th centuries. The approximately 250 paintings on view present a survey of artistic accomplishments by Europe’s leading masters, from Fra Angelico to Claude Monet. The Ancient Art collection contains a number of rare works of high quality and importance from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome. Splendid examples of art from these early civilizations, spanning more than 5,000 years, ”
43 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ 4000 years of ancient & European art in a beaux arts building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. ”
37 locals recommend
Public Art
“Beautiful and politically engaged street art. There is also street art in Clarion Alley between Mission St and Valencia St.”
74 locals recommend
Museum
“Any trip to the tourist-center Fisherman's Wharf should include a visit to the free-entry arcade museum where you can play arcade games dating back over 100 years. ”
60 locals recommend
Museum
“You can take a look at some of the earliest drawings as well as a 12 foot replica of Disneyland. There are 248 awards in the museum which were won by Disney during his glittering career. Part of the museum is a Fantasia inspired theater which shows Disney classics daily”
45 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“The Mission is full of beautiful murals representing Latin culture. Definitely a must see if you want to enjoy the true San Francisco”
39 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is an experience. Exhibitions, dance, film are all packed with vibrant and creative celebrations and thought provoking spaces. It's surrounded by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Children's Creativity Museum, the green grass of the Yerba Buena Park. This location is worth a full day of exploration!”
34 locals recommend