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By - Posted on 20 March 2010

San Francisco has a museum for just about everyone. From fine arts, crafts and sciences to cultural history, special interests and nature, San Francisco's museums are sure to please.

California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Science, San Francisco California
Photo of The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA © FHKE

55 Music Concourse Dr
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
+1(415) 379-8000
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
website

de Young

The de Young Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of The de Young Museum, San Francisco CA © kaurjmeb

Golden Date Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
+1(415) 750-3600
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Fridays until 8:45 pm mid January through November
See website for special exhibition hours
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Exploratorium

The Exploratorium, San Francisco California
Photo of The Exploratorium, San Francisco CA © kevincole

Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123
+1(415) 561-0399
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
website

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco California
Photo of The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA © acaben

151 third St
San Francisco, CA 94103
+1(415) 357-4000
Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:45 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
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Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco California
Photo of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco CA © Smart Destinations

Lincoln Park
34th Avenue & Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
+1(415) 750-3600
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:15 pm (last ticket at 4:30 pm)
website

Cable Car Museum

The Cable Car Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of The Cable Car Museum, San Francisco CA © Marcin Wichary

1201 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108
+1(415) 474-1887
Hours of Operation:
7 Days a Week
April 1 through September 30: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
October 1 through March 31: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission is Free
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The Beat Museum

The Beat Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of The Beat Museum, San Francisco CA © Christopher Cooley

540 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 (800) KER-OUAC
Hours of Operation:
Open Every Day 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA © Allan Ferguson

736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
+1(415) 655-7800
Hours of Operation:
Friday through Tuesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
website

Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum

Zeum Children's Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of Zeum Children's Museum, San Francisco CA © Smart Destinations

221 Forth St
San Francisco, CA 94103
+1(415) 820-3320
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Friday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekends: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf

The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco California
Photo of The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA © Simon Davison

145 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1(800) 439-4305
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
website

Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco CA © J. Ash Bowie

200 Larkin St
San Francisco, Ca 94102
+1(415) 581-3500
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday (February through September): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday (October through January): 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
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San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco California
Photo of The San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco CA © HBarriosn

9th Avenue at Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122
Hours of Operation:
Weekdays: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends/Holidays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Museum of the African Diaspora

The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco California
Photo of The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco CA © Allan Ferguson

685 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105
+1(415) 358-7200
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design

The Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco California
Photo of The Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco CA © _e.t

550 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
+1(415) 773-0303
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
website

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco California
Photo of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA © Smart Destinations

701 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94103-3138
+1(415) 978-2700
Hours of Operation:
Thursday & Friday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
First Tuesday of Every Month (free): 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Musee Mechanique (The Mechanical Museum)

The Mechanical Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of The Mechanical Museum, San Francisco CA © Schmiteye

Pier 45 Shed A at the end of Taylor Street
Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1(415) 346-2000
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Holidays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
website

Randall Museum

The Randall Museum, San Francisco California
Photo of The Randall Museum, San Francisco CA © Orin Zebest

199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
+1(415) 554-9600
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
website

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

175 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1(415) 202-9850
Hours of Operation:
Mid June through Labor Day: Sunday through Thursday: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am – Midnight
Rest of the Year: Sunday through Thursday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – Midnight
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San Francisco Museum & Historical Society

785 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94103
+1(415) 537-1105
This museum offers walking tours, programs and special events. Please check their website for further information.
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Museo Italo Americano

Fort Mason Center, Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123
+1(415) 673-2200
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mondays by appointment
Free Admission
website

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

750 Kearney St, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108-1809
+1(415) 986-1822
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday (only during an exhibition): 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
website

Cartoon Art Museum

655 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
+1(415) 227-8666
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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