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Museums

  • This Museum of anthropology is located in Balboa Park, housed in several historic landmark buildings including the iconic California Tower. The architecture inside is beautiful. The Museum offers ou...
  • Founded in 1874, San Diego Society of Natural History is the oldest scientific institution in southern California. The Society was the region`s primary source of natural resources information sharin...
  • This Museum is the regionís oldest, largest and most visited art museum, offering a rich cultural experience for visitors. Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the Museumís nationally renowned permanen...
  • The museum stands prominently atop Presidio Hill, where early structures built in 1769 including the first mission and other European settlements have stood. Visitors can view part of the settlement...
  • Step back in time at the Wells Fargo History Museum to view artifacts on like gold scales, a treasure box, a working telegraph, and a Concord Coach scale model. Exhibits on Wells Fargoís role in ban...
  • Spanning from 10th century to present times, Crocker Art Museumís collection includes works from Europe, North America, and Asia. The Museum is a leading art institution with the longest continuousl...
  • This Museum displays exhibits illustrating the cultures of the stateís first inhabitants. Californiaís prehistoric population, one of the largest and most diverse in the Western hemisphere, was made...
  • Formerly known as the Golden State Museum and now simply as The California Museum, this repository holds accounts of the great state of California, its artistic and cultural heritage and stories of ...
  • This museum provides an environment that really becomes a playground of the mind. Created especially for kids to allow their curiosity and creativity to flourish, it is a place that attracts them en...
  • This Museum tells the history of Monterey and the surrounding area with regard to its connection to the sea. It houses thousands of artifacts and includes permanent exhibits on the USS Macon disaste...
  • Housed at two different locations, Monterey Museum of Art operates from Pacific Street as well as Via Mirada. The former is in the historic section of town in the heart of Old Monterey, having eight...
  • The historic buildings of Monterey State Historic Park retain the rich heritage of the region by preserving important legacies that are part of Californian -- Spanish, Mexican and American history. ...
  • The Autry as it is popularly called is a world-class center devoted to preserving and interpreting the rich history and traditions of the American West. With one of the most comprehensive collection...
  • The Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. As a museum and educational center de...
  • La Brea is a famous and accessible paleontological site because it is in the city, with dramatic exhibits well presented at the Page Museum. The Museum is home to the most extensive collection of ic...
  • The dramatic expansion at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) has seen the Museum open featuring a new building for contemporary art -- BCAM or Broad Contemporary Art Museum and large-scale scu...
  • This visual arts center presents special exhibitions as well as a permanent collection of art-works. Founded in 1969, San Jose Museum of Art is located in downtown San Jose. The museum hosts a large...
  • Located on Woz Way in downtown, San Jose the Childrenís Museum opened its doors in 1990 and since then over 3 million visitors have entered to enjoy the displays and exhibits. The Museum builds and ...
  • The Tech as its popularly called is a museum in the heart of Silicon Valley, in downtown San Jose. The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on, three-story museum that celebrates innovation and imag...
  • Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amun at Karnak of ancient Egypt, the Museum is a full-scale replica of the Egyptian temple containing many Egyptian exhibits, artifacts and memorabilia. It ...
  • Housed beside the Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a fascinating museum of science, art and human perception. With over 650 exhibits that focus on everything from sea life to the weather to...
  • Opening in 1995 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art houses a permanent collection of over 15,000 works, including 4,700 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and 9,000 photographs. The museum ha...
  • The de Young Museum located at Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco`s premiere venues. A San Francisco cultural institution since 1895, the de Young was completely r...
  • With its living roof of seven undulating hillocks that house a tapestry of native plant species, this stunning modern structure designed by Renzo Piano blends seamlessly into the landscape. This sta...