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Museums in San Francisco Article

SFMOMA, Culture, Palace of Fine Arts, Exploratorium, Museum

The Museum of Modern ArtThe Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 151 3rd Street (415) 357-4000 The Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) contains 20th Century and contemporary pieces. It moved to its iconic building in South of Market in 1995 and attracts 600,000 visitors annually. The California Palace of the...

Golden Gate Park Article

San Francisco Sightseeing, Park, Museum, Recreation, Playground, Garden, Sports

Golden Gate Park is every San Franciscan's beloved backyard. Any weekend finds hundreds of people coming here to play or just to relax and breathe in the heady air. Configured as a rectangle, it is similar in shape but 20% larger than Central Park in New York, to which it is often compared. It is...

California Palace of the Legion of Honor Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Buildings, History, Culture, Museum

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine art museum in San Francisco. The Legion of Honor was the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder Adolph B. Spreckels. The...

De Young Museum Article

Culture, Museum, SFMOMA, De Yong, Golden Gate Park

The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (or simply, the de Young Museum), is a fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It is named after San Francisco newspaperman M. H. de Young. The de Young Museum showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international...

Asian Art Museum Article

Culture, Museum, Asian Art, SFMOMA, Larkin Street

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is a museum in San Francisco. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world. Until 2003 the museum shared a space with the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Museum re-opened on March 20, 2003 in the former San Francisco city...

Museum of the City of San Francisco Article

Museum, History

The Museum of the City of San Francisco, operated by the San Francisco Historical Society currently has exhibits at Pier 45 and San Francisco City Hall. The Old Mint is currently undergoing renovations to become the permanent home of the museum. The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco is a...

Cable Car Museum Article

Culture, Cable Car, Museum, Nob Hill, Mason Street

The Cable Car Museum, established in 1974, is a free museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Located at 1201 Mason Street, It contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum. The museum contains...

Museo ItaloAmericano Article

Culture, Italian, Museum, Art galleries, Fort Mason Center

Museo ItaloAmericano, also known as the Italian American Museum, is a museum in San Francisco, the only to focus solely on Italian and Italian-American art and culture. The nonprofit museum was founded in 1978 and is located within the Fort Mason Center. Although the museum always holds temporary...

Exploratorium Article

Palace of Fine Arts, SFMOMA, Museum

The Exploratorium is a museum in San Francisco full of hundreds of exhibits mixing science and art, most of them made onsite. It also aims to promote museums as informal education centers. Founded in 1969 by the noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, the Exploratorium offers visitors...

California Academy of Sciences Article

Museum, Science, Golden Gate Park, Earthquake, Planetarium

The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. The academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavours of the museum during the twentieth...