San Francisco boasts an endless variety of museums and other cultural institutions. Outside the city, too, the Santa Clara and San Jose areas offer their own unique and engaging mix of collections and fascinating exhibits that capture the spirit of California.

Museums in the San Francisco area include:

  • Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, San Jose
  • Computer History Museum, Mountain View
  • San Mateo County History Museum, Redwood City
  • Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos
  • Oakland Museum of California, Oakland
  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, Burlingame
  • SOMArts, San Francisco
  • Yerba Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  • SFMOMA, San Francisco
  • Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, San Francisco
  • California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
  • De Young, San Francisco
  • Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco
  • Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco