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Art Museum
“Beautiful art and artifacts through the centuries. Free access to the observation tower that overlooks the city.”
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Science Museum
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“On September 27, 2018, the New Academy turned 10! We're celebrating a decade of world-changing science in our new green building—and a passionate community of supporters who make milestones like these possible: 1.2 million youth visiting the Academy on school field trips 100+ Careers in Science interns pursuing STEM careers 12+ million observations made on iNaturalist worldwide And so much more. the Bay Area's home for science—and an oasis of science innovation around the world—”
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Art Museum
“Take bart from union city to San Francisco Montgomery station, and walk about 0.3 mile to this museum.”
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Science Museum
“Fun museum (especially for kids). Also it's on Embarcadero so the views are incredible!”
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History Museum
“It's a short trip, but worth a visit to see the machines that power cable cars across the city. ”
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Art Museum
“ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTIONS OF ASIAN ART IN THE WORLD. Rarity, beauty, historical importance, and cultural impact are among the criteria that characterize these remarkable works of art. Seeing them in person is a special opportunity.”
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Garden
“Historic San Francisco landmark in Golden Gate Park since 1879 boasting rare tropical flowers and plants from around the world. Architectural gem with five distinct galleries. Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; open holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas. ”
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Art Museum
“Here you can not only visit one of the top 10 museums in San Francisco, but also see the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge from another angle. ”
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Botanical Garden
“Travel the World in 55 Acres Escape to a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, showcasing nearly 9,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.”
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Public Art
“Graffiti art. There are many examples all around the city. Consider a mural tour, but this is a one stop place to see a nice collection.”
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Museum
“Great little *free* museum with live animals, interactive displays and a big train set in the basement. Nice grounds with a picnic area outside. ”
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Art Gallery
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“Tours through SF's famous mural alleys. http://precitaeyesmuralists.inticketing.com/events/ ”
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Art Museum
“The Legion of Honour, San Francisco's most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting with dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean. The Collection includes: The Legion’s rich collection of more than 800 European paintings includes masterpieces from the 14th to the early 20th centuries. The approximately 250 paintings on view present a survey of artistic accomplishments by Europe’s leading masters, from Fra Angelico to Claude Monet. The Ancient Art collection contains a number of rare works of high quality and importance from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome. Splendid examples of art from these early civilizations, spanning more than 5,000 years, ”
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Art Museum
“ 4000 years of ancient & European art in a beaux arts building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. ”
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Museum
“Really well done. Exhibits geared more towards adults and older kids. Closed Tuesdays ”
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Gift Shop
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“This is a great store featuring housewares & art objects by local designers, artists & artisans”
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