- M.H. de Young Memorial Museum – Founded in 1895, de Young hosts priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, as well as art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Located in Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
- Legion of Honor - San Francisco's most beautiful museum displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. At the center of its collection is Rodin’s Thinker, as well as one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country. Located in Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue & Clement Street
- The Asian Art Museum – Explore one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. Featured exhibits invite you to travel through 6,000 years of history, across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries. Located at 200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister Streets)
- Exploratorium – Founded in 1969 by Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, this museum is a hands-on experiment providing access to, and information about, science, nature, art and technology. Located at The Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street
- Museum of Modern Art – Opened in 1935, this was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated solely to the artwork of the 20th Century. Its permanent collection includes art, sculpture, furniture and photographs, and also features a theater and an education center. Located at 151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets.