The center’s features include indoor stargazing in the planetarium, outdoor viewing via telescope, IMAX-style movie screenings, after-school classes, and ongoing and rotating interactive exhibits.
The mission of the Victorian Preservation Center of Oakland is to interpret the East Bay in the later nineteenth century.
Ever changing, the CJM is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship.
Newly remodeled, this museum showcases an extensive collection of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; Mesoamerican, Central, and South American artifacts; African art; and Oceanic art.
Popular with kids and parents alike, this science museum emphasizes hands-on learning and offers free admission every first Wednesday of the month.
The museum caters to infants through toddlers through interactive exhibits, hands-on programming, a safety campaign, toy lending library, and more.
Closed for renovations until 2014.
More than just an arts facility, San Francisco's newly constructed Jazz Heritage Center is the only permanent cultural and educational complex dedicated to jazz music's storied history in San Francisco, and specifically the Fillmore district. The 6,000 square-foot center is part museum, part cultural center, and part art gallery: all jazz, all the time, right in the center of San Francisco's historic jazz district.
Lacis, both a retail store and a textile arts museum, is a fascinating place to visit even if you’re not a needlework or sewing aficionado.
This is last of San Francisco’s old-style museums, boasting an unbeatable view of the Golden Gate, along with collections of ancient art, illustrated books, European painting and decorative art, fine prints, and Rodin bronzes.