Info The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco boasts more than 17,000 works of art and artifacts from all major Asian countries, including Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea, South Asia, West Asia, and Japan. Some pieces are nearly 6,000 years old. Chicago millionaire Avery Brundage was a major collector of Asian art and ... more
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Info (SFMOMA will be closed from June 2013 until early 2016 for building expansion and transformation. The museum's exhibitions will be moved completely off-site and will include collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, site-specific installations, outdoor commissions, and neighborhood festivals. Please see the ... more
151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Party Earth Review Anyone yearning to geek out inside a multimillion-dollar science museum with the added bonus of booze should head to Golden Gate Park on Thursdays for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. Since 2009, the Academy has stayed open late once a week to give the 21+ crowd full run of the place, with an ever-changing ... more
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
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.