San Francisco is the cool gray city of Love and art, with famous world-class museums, big art galleries, heart-shaped sculptures, and many photographic places. It is located between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, serving as a cultural and financial hub of the United States. Due to its beautiful scenery, top-notch cuisine, ideal weather, and diverse culture it is often called as Every body’s favorite place. There are bountiful alluring tourist attractions there such as The Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Car, San Francisco Giant, Fisherman’s Warf, Alcatraz, and Haight Ashbury.
Check out the list of best museums to visit in San Francisco!
De Young Museum
De Young Museum is one of the oldest museums located in the middle of Golden Gate Park, San Franciso. This 125-year-old museum specializes in art from America, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. In recent years, it’s become particularly known for its sprawling costume exhibits, from contemporary Muslim fashion to Oscar de la Renta and Vivienne Westwood. The Hamon observation tower on the 9th tower is one of the best attractions of the De Young Museum.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
It is a contemporary art museum located in San Francisco, holds a worldwide reputation in the collection of modern art of the 20th century. SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of art-filled public spaces There are a number of artworks on Floors 1 and 2, that offer a great introduction to art with a free ticket. The Museum features many art exhibitions, the iconic exhibitions are Assembly of Images, No time to Rest, David Park, Though Pieces and Printed Publics. The famous artworks are Sunset Streets by Wayne Thiebaud, Coffee by Richard Diebenkorn, Gerhard Richard’s Lesender and The Peak Night by Zaha Hadid and many more.
Museum of the African Diaspora
Located on the Ground floor of St. Regis, 685 Mission St, this museum explores the history, art, and culture of both Africa and America. The museum features art exhibits that follow their social, cultural and artistic trail through music, dance, visual art, folklore and other forms of art. Museum of African diaspora celebrate culture and heritage of African diaspora mainly, the museum organizes many exhibitions such as Meet us quickly: painting for justice, Marry Lovelace, David Huffman and Black is beautiful
Asian Art Museum
A Museum with amazing architectural structure is the ideal photographic point. Apart from this, Asian Art Museum features a huge collection of contemporary and ancient art from all over Asia, Philippines, Turkey, India and so much more, a great place to learn about various cultures and traditions. The top sights in Asian Art Museum are Union Square, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Painted Ladies, and the San Francisco City Hall.
Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay, located at Pier 39 is the most attractive and recommended tourist attraction of San Francisco. The museum features over 20,000 different marine animals that are indigenous to the San Francisco Bay Area and its neighboring rivers and watersheds. The famous animals of the bay are White Sturgeon, Sea Star, Bat Ray, Jellies, Giant Pacific Octopus, Seven gill Shark, California Sheepshead, Bat ray River Ottar, White Sturgeon, Sharks of Alcatraz ttunnel and Sea star With the aquarium’s interactive elements, the kids are sure to enjoy this attraction!
The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco, with over 650 interactive exhibits on anatomy, physics, ecosystems, and much more. They also create professional development programs for educators and are at the forefront of changing the way science is taught. It is an internationally renowned museum build in 1969. Iconic exhibitions of the museum are Geyser, Vortex, Water waves, Silky in hands and the Confused sea.The top tourist attractions near the Exploratorium are Okeanos Intimate, Bucky Ball, Pier One, Pier seven, Pier 9, Rose Alley, and The San Francisco Native Tours.
The Museum of Art and Craft
The museum has a huge collection of contemporary art and crafts, the only art and craft museum of San Francisco that is located in the American Industrial Centre. There are a wide variety of artworks of different artists, designers, and makers. The famous exhibitions that held in past are Design by Distance, Dead Nut, Interior/Exterior, Material Domestication and Bauhaus photos.
California Academy of Sciences
It is one of the largest and world-class research centers and the natural history museum of San Francisco, that also features numerous planetarium and 3D shows. The California Academy of Sciences organizes many events and iconic exhibits famous one are Night school: Song Birds in Springs, Big Picture: Natural World Photography, Osher Rainforest, Morrison Planetarium, and Kimball Natural history. There are numerous attractions across the museum such as Shakespeare Garden, The Verdi Statue, National AIDS Memorial Grove, and the Museum Hack SF.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
The museum has a huge collection of contemporary Jewish art, that features educational programs on Jewish history, culture, and art. It has a 25,00 square foot grand lobby, with a rare interior and lighting system that changes according to weather and time of the day. The museum organizes many exhibitions, the famous past exhibitions are What we hold: A youth Audio Project, Daria Martin: Tonight the World, Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, heaped, Show me as I want to be Seen, Lew the Jew and his Circle: Origin of American Tatto, What we Hold, Textile Lab, Contraption and In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler.
GLBT Historical Museum
The GLBT is the only museum with GLBT history, located in the Castro district of San Francisco. The museum causes awareness about LBT rights, art, history, and culture among people. The first museum in San Francisco that gives information about lesbians, gays, and homosexuality. GlLBT features many exhibitions that give awareness and display photographs, documentaries, and live performances. Nearby top tourist attractions of the Glbt historical museum are Twin Peaks, The Painted Ladies, Mission Dolores Park, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, and California Academy of Sciences.