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San Francisco Museums

San Francisco as other important cities in California is a center of culture and influences of many part of the world, besides the main representative artist of the most prestigious art school of California shows their art works in San Francisco museums and galleries. An addition, the art exhibitions and festivals are realized during all year. In this way we bring you the best option of museums and galleries in San Francisco, a city with much culture and many expressions.


The Wax museum of Fisherman Wharf opened its doors in 1963 and the building was refurbished in 2000. The museum hosts more than 275 figures and sculptures of the most famous and important personalities at world. The building is divided in 4 parts, the gallery of stars where you can find the figures of the most famous stars of music, science, film like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, The second room is the corridor of history where the figures of the most important personalities oh world history are present like Hitler or Napoleon. The third room is the hall of religions where you can see recreation of scenes about Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism or the Last Supper and finally the fourth room is the Chamber of Horrors in which figures like Freddy Krueger, Frankstein or Dracula are present.


The Italo Americano Museum has a principal mission, preserve the heritage of American Italian people to future generations, in this way, many art expositions, languages classes, cultural programs, films, festivals inter alia. The Italo Americano museum is the first museum in the United State in show and maintains the heritage of Italian people who lived and live in America, specially, in San Francisco. The museum was opened in 1978. The objectives of the museum is investigate, collect and display works of artists of Italian people who live in San Francisco, besides the museum promote educational, art and Italian culture programs.


The museum is called Californian Academy of Science, too. It is one of the highest museums of natural history around the world. The building is located in Golden Gate Park and this building was remodeled in 2008. Besides, the public zones of the establishment are divided in 3 zones: the Steinhart Aquarium which occupies most of the basement area with a four-story dome emulates a tropical jungle; the other zone is Morrison Planetarium where astronomic exhibitions are showed and finally the African Pavilion with a Foucault pendulum.

The next is a short list of some of the most important museum of San Francisco City:

Museum Name
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 357-4000
Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue & Clement Street,
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-3600
California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco Ca 94118
(415) 379-8000
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive,
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-3600
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St.,
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 581-3500
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 655-7800
Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane,
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 227-4888
The Exploratorium 3601 Lyon Street,
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) EXP-LORE
Conservatory of Flowers JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco, CA
(415) 666-7001
Cable Car Museum 1201 Mason Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 474-1887
The Moscone Center 747 Howard Street, 5th Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 974-4000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission St @ 3rd,
San Francisco, CA 94103-3138
(415) 978-ARTS (2787)
Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA, 94105
(415) 358-7200
The Mexican Museum Fort Mason Center, Building D,
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 202-9700
Telephone Pioneers Communication Museum 140 New Montgomery St.,
San Francisco, CA
(415) 542-0182

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