Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The expanded SFMOMA is a mind-boggling feat, tripled in size to accommodate a sprawling collection of modern masterworks and 19 concurrent exhibitions over 10 floors – but, then again, SFMOMA has defied limits ever …
Top Choice Museum in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Contemporary Jewish Museum

That upended blue-steel box miraculously balancing on one corner isn't sculpture but the Yerba Buena Lane entry to the Contemporary Jewish Museum – an institution that upends conventional ideas about art and religio…
Top Choice Gallery in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Luggage Store Gallery

Like a dandelion pushing through sidewalk cracks, this plucky nonprofit gallery has brought signs of life to one of the Tenderloin's toughest blocks for two decades. By giving SF street artists a gallery platform, t…
Top Choice Gallery in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

SF Camerawork

Since 1974, this nonprofit art organization has championed experimental photo-based imagery beyond classic B&W prints and casual digital snapshots. Since moving into this spacious new Market St gallery, Camerawo…
Top Choice Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Anglim Gilbert Gallery

The Bay Area hits the big time here, with gallerist Ed Gilbert continuing Anglim's 30-year legacy of launching art movements from Beat assemblage to Bay Area conceptualists. Major gallery artists range from politica…
Top Choice Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Catharine Clark Gallery

Art revolutions are instigated at Catharine Clark, a showcase for such gorgeous provocations as Masami Teraoka's paintings of superheroine geishas and goddesses fending off wayward priests, and Stephanie Syjuco's se…
Top Choice Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Creativity Explored

Brave new worlds are captured in celebrated artworks destined for museum retrospectives, international shows, and even Marc Jacobs handbags and CB2 pillowcases – all by the local developmentally disabled artists who…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Asian Art Museum

Imaginations race from ancient Persian miniatures to cutting-edge Japanese minimalism through three floors spanning 6000 years of Asian art. Besides the largest collection outside Asia – 18,000 works – the museum of…
Top Choice Museum in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Exploratorium

Is there a science to skateboarding? Do toilets really flush counterclockwise in Australia? Find out things you'll wish you learned in school at San Francisco's thrilling hands-on science museum. Combining science w…
Top Choice Museum in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

California Academy of Sciences

Architect Renzo Piano's 2008 landmark LEED-certified green building houses 40,000 weird and wonderful animals in a four-story rainforest, split-level aquarium and planetarium all under a 'Living Roof' of California …