SF Museums Overview

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CLOSED FOR RENOVATION) - Museum in SF

San Francisco museums offer a little bit of everything; whether you dig modern art, the ancient masters, Jewish history, folk art, foreign films, or the majestic beauty of mother nature, this city has it covered.

On Thursdays you can head to Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences, which features a slew of critters, artistic creations, ever-changing events, and some tasty cocktails at a bunch of pop-up bars. From fierce-looking fish in the Steinhart Aquarium to a gasp-inducing glance at the cosmos in Morrison Planetarium, Thursdays are surprisingly hot in the Golden Gate Park.

Free first Tuesdays at the San Francisco Museum of Art allow anyone without money to check out the downright jaw-dropping architecture of Mario Botta, as well as the huge collection of 20th-century works by art bigwigs like Picasso, Dali, and Ansel Adams.

Every Friday from 5 to 8:45pm, head to the de Young Museum for a rousing roster of totally free fare including tours, lectures, poetry, films, live music, dance, create-your-own art events, and more. Be sure to boogie over there before the observation tower closes at 8:15pm. Museums in San Francisco are an ideal way to while away a rainy day or don your Sunday best for an art-full soiree.

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