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San Francisco is full of educational and historical museums and galleries. The information provided in the museums will help you discover San Francisco as well as art, culture and history. Interactive exhibits will entertain adults and children alike. Below we have highlighted some of the more popular museums in the San Francisco area. We hope you will find a few to visit while you are here. To make you hotel and car rental reservations use the links to the left and be guided through our easy, secure reservations system and save up to 40%.

Museums

Bay Area Discovery Museum - Hands-on interactive exhibits for children. Ongoing classes, performances and special programs. 557 East Fort Baker, Sausalito (415) 487-4398

Cable Car Barn & Museum - Learn the history of San Francisco's cable cars and see the underground cables that pull the cars along the tracks. 1201 Mason/Washington (415) 474-1887

Coyote Point Museum - Colorful environmental exhibits, computer games, an aquarium and wildlife habitats of the Bay Area. San Mateo (415) 342-7755

Exploratorium - An interactive science museum housed in the Palace of Fine Arts. Reservations are required for the Tactile Dome. 3601 Lyon/Marina Blvd. (415) 561-0360

Lawrence Hall of Science - This children's user-friendly museum features interactive experimentation in geology, animal behavior and plant life. UC Berkeley (510) 642-5134

Randall Museum - Designed just for children, this museum offers ongoing classes in art, science, computers and a petting zoo. Museum Way/Roosevelt (E, 11) (415) 554-9600

Maritime Museum - History of West Coast steam navigation. View figureheads, ship models, art and photos. Polk/Beach (415) 556-3002

Mexican Museum - This museum is devoted to the fine art, folk art, culture and history of Mexican and Mexican-American/Chicano people. Fort Mason, Bldg. D (415) 441-0404

Museum of the City of San Francisco - Explore the City's history through photographs, maps, paintings, antiques, artifacts. The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth/Beach (415) 928-0289

Galleries

Thomas Kinkade Gallery - The authentic source for current releases and vintage originals from the Painter of Light (TM). 781 Beach/Hyde (415) 440-0270

Lahaina Galleries - Featuring sculptures, painbsp;ft / 306 m Cosby, Adolf Sehring, Jan Parker, Gary Swanson, Kudo, Andrea Smith and more. 645 Beach/Hyde (415) 749-1000

Wyland Gallery - One of the world’s premier environmental marine life artists. Original oils, sculpture and watercolors, gifts from the sea. PIER 39 (415) 398-1922

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