San Francisco Living - Places - Museums - San Francisco, California, USA

Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
  • Art Asian: Asian Art Museum; devoted exclusively to Asian art
  • Art Camerawork: San Francisco Camerawork; photography and related media
  • Art Cartoon: Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco
  • Art DeYoung: de Young Museum;
  • Art Legion: Legion of Honor; a three-quarter-scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Légion díHonneur in Paris
  • Art Mexican: Latino art throughout the Americas
  • Art SFMoMA: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Art SFO: San Francisco International Airport Museums
  • Art YB: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; confusing, difficult to use Web site
  • Bay Model: Bay Model Visitor Center; 6,000-square meter operational model of San Francisco Bay and Delta; San Fransisco Bay ecology, history and culture
  • Cable Car: San Francisco Cable Car Museum; shows off the history of the cable car and an operating power house
  • Cal Academy: California Academy of Sciences; natural history museum
  • Children's BADM: Bay Area Discovery Museum; just north of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • City: Museum of the City of San Francisco
  • Exploratorium: museum of science, art and human perception
  • Fire: San Francisco Fire Museum; displays of equipment and articles that tell the story of fire fighting in San Francisco
  • History: San Francisco Museum and Historical Society; presents the natural and human history of San Francisco; formed in February 2002 following the merger of the San Francisco Historical Society and the Museum of the City of San Francisco
  • Italian American: Museo ItaloAmericano; Italian and Italian-American art and culture
  • Jewish/CJM: Contemporary Jewish Museum; a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present artistic exhibitions
  • Magnes: Judah L. Magnes Museum; art reflecting the Jewish experience throughout history
  • Meandra: San Francisco Design Museum; creative efforts of the artists, designers, and inventors; in the Metreon entertainment complex
  • Maritime: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Association; USS Pampanito submarine museum & memorial at Fisherman's Wharf
  • MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora; African Diaspora is "the scattering of people from Africa and the sowing of their cultures globally;" museum presents exhibits on the themes of origins, movement, adaptation, and transformation
  • Performing Arts: San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
  • Pez: Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia; Pez dispensers and memorabilia
  • Pioneer: Society of California Pioneers and the Seymour Pioneer Museum
  • Railroad: Golden Gate Railroad Museum
  • Railway: Market Street Railway; a "museum in motion"; supports the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) in its daily operation of vintage transit vehicles including the famous cable cars (which are National Historic Landmarks) as well as the F-line vintage streetcar, tram, and trolley service
  • Randall: Arts, sciences, cultures, and environment
  • Ripley's: Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum; the strange and amazing
  • Wax: The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf; celebrities in wax
  • Wells Fargo History: Museum of Wells Fargo; San Francisco museum includes displays of a stage coach and gold dust
  • Zeum Art & Tech: "Hands-on" art and technology center; difficult to use Web site
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