San Francisco Museums

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Academy of Sciences, California

Academy of Sciences, California
An aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof! 55 Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park 379-8000, calacademy.com

Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay
Walk through crystal clear tunnels filled with 20,000 sharks, rays, skates and 20,000+ other local marine animals at San Francisco’s only waterfront aquarium. PIER 39. 1-888-SEA-DIVE, aquariumofthebay.com

Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum
One of the largest Asian art collections in the Western world, over 13,000 art objects spanning 6,000 years of history. 200 Larkin/McAllister 581-3500, asianart.org

Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour

Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour
Facts, myths & legends of SF & the Boudin Bakery. Open Mon.-Sun. 10am-7pm. Admission includes trip to tasting room. 160 Jefferson/Mason 928-1849, boudinbakery.com

Cable Car Barn & Museum

Cable Car Barn & Museum
Displays the history of San Francisco’s cable cars and the underground cables that pull the cars along the tracks. 1201 Mason/ Washington 474-1887, cablecarmuseum.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum
Presenting contemporary perspectives and Jewish views on art, history, and culture. 736 Mission/3rd St. 655-7800 thecjm.org

de Young Museum

de Young Museum
American art from the 17th through 20th centuries and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific in a state-of-the-art new facility. GG Park 863-3330, famsf.org/deyoung

Exploratorium

Exploratorium
A world-famous interactive museum. Over 650 ‘hands-on’ exhibits including ‘Shadow Box’ and ‘Tornado.’ Fun for all ages. 3601 Lyon/Marina Blvd.
561-0360, exploratorium.edu

Haas-Lilienthal House

GLBT History Museum
Celebrating 100 years of SF’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender past — the only museum of its kind in the U.S. 4127 18th St/Castro St. (F13)
621-1107

Haas-Lilienthal House

Haas-Lilienthal House
This Victorian survived the 1906 Earthquake. Authentic furnishings and San Francisco artifacts. Tours Wed. & Sat. 12-3, Sun. 11-4. 2007 Franklin/Washington 441-3004, www.sfheritage.org

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum
Closed from Feb. 16 to May 30 for renovation.
175 Jefferson/Mason 771-6188, ripleysf.com

Museum of the African Diaspora
Exhibitions and programs featuring the art, history, culture of Africa and of people of African descent world wide. 685 Mission/3rd St. (N8) 358-7200

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
20th Century art in a variety of media. The museum is closed Wednesday. 151 3rd St./Mission 357-4000, sfmoma.org

San Francisco Railway Museum

San Francisco Railway Museum
See how streetcars and cable cars helped build and still energize one of the world’s greatest cities. Free. 77 Steuart/Market 974-1948, streetcar.org

San Francisco Railway Museum

Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
An urban oasis of beautiful and rare plants from around the world. 9am-6pm April-Oct. 9th Ave./Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park 661-1316 sfbg.org

USS Pampanito

USS Pampanito
Authentic WWII submarine. Exclusive iPod audio tour features voices of Pampanito crewmen. National Historic landmark. Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 45 775-1943, maritime.org

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf

The Walt Disney Family Museum
The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney is illuminated in more than 1000 artifacts. The Presidio, 104 Montgomery 345-6800

Wax Museum of Fisherman's Wharf

Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf
It’s all new! Visit your old friends and meet new stars. See the art and mystery of wax sculpting. 145 Jefferson/Mason. (800) 439-4305, waxmuseum.com

Wells Fargo History Museum

Wells Fargo History Museum
Interactive exhibits, rare artifacts from California’s early history: stagecoach, mining tools, gold, maps. 420 Montgomery/California 396-2619, wellsfargohistory.com

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House
Find out why Sarah Winchester built a 160-room house with doors, stairs and passageways leading nowhere. San Jose. (408) 247-2101, winchestermysteryhouse.com

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
A multidisciplinary arts center presenting visual and performing arts, films and public programs. 701 Mission/3rd St. 978-ARTS (2787), ybca.org

Bay Area Museums

Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet

Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet
Restored WWII and Apollo recovery ship. WWII bomber, F-14 fighter, Apollo quarantine facility and command module. 707 W Hornet, Alameda. (510) 521-8448, uss-hornet.org

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Spectacular setting under the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Hands-on exhibitions for children ages 1-8. Fort Baker, Sausalito 339-3900, baykidsmuseum.org

Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science
This user-friendly museum features interactive experimentation in geology, animal behavior and plant life. UC Berkeley (510) 642-5134, lhs.berkeley.edu

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium
This nonprofit aquarium is home to more than 6,500 specimens of Marine life indigenous to the Monterey Bay. Monterey (408) 648-4888, montereybayaquarium.org

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California
The only museum devoted exclusively to the art, ecology and history of California. Downtown Oakland (510) 238-2200, museumca.org

The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation
See how technology is changing the way we live. Featuring the IMAX® Dome theater. 201 South Market St., San Jose (408) 294-TECH, thetech.org

University Art Museum

University Art Museum
At UC Berkeley, this museum features works by Rothko, Cézanne, Rubens, local area artists. Special rotating exhibits. Berkeley (510) 642-1295, bampfa.berkeley.edu

USS Potomac

USS Potomac
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Floating White House” is now a National Historic Landmark and floating museum. Port of Oakland, FDR Pier (510) 839-8256, usspotomac.org

Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University Galleries
A training ground for some of the country’s best new fine & commercial artists. 625 & 688 Sutter St.; 79 New Montgomery St.; 618-6305, www.academyart.edu.
Three nonprofit galleries showcase painting, sculpture, photography, etchings and lithographs by senior and master students, faculty and alumni.
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