Tourists are always interested in knowing about the area they are visiting. This is the reason why museums play a great role in making tourists understand the true essence of the place they visit. And, San Francisco is fortunate in this regards, as it has a great variety of museums ranging from historic to science museums, which offer a great insight into the traditions and cultures of various nations all over the world. Besides, tourists get to learn about the latest scientific developments as well. So, a visit to the museums in SF can really make one enlightened. Here is a list of some of these museums that are a delight to visit.
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum is an unmistakable spot that is beautifully designed by the talented architect Gae Aulenti, who was instrumental in converting Musee d’ Orsay in Paris. Tourists are amazed to locate a dazzling array of collections here from various Asian nations including Japan, China, India, and Indonesia, to name a few. Besides, there are whopping 15,000 objects of Southeast Asian Art here that represent the history of people living 6000 years back. One could find such intriguing artefacts here as Japanese Buddhas, and Indonesian shadow puppets, to name a few.
California Academy Of Sciences
San Francisco came in the limelight in 2008 when this museum got redesigned. This is because the museum was termed as the ‘greenest’ museum of the world. The amazing part is that there is the unique and appealing combination of planetarium, aquarium, scientific research program, and natural history museum here. The rainforest dome is a marvellous piece of architecture. Besides, there is the ‘living roof’ as well which has more than 1.75 million plant species. Tourists are always amazed to locate Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, etc. A visit to California Academy of Sciences certainly broadens their horizons.
California Historical Society
California Historical Society offers a delightful experience to history lovers, since they stumble upon thousands of manuscripts, magazines, books, paintings, costumes, and maps here. Besides, there are millions of great photographs as well. Besides, there is a bookstore focussing upon presenting the true Californian essence, as it has a number of books highlighting Californian culture. Moreover, the bookstore also has a great collection of jewellery and craft prepared by talented local designers.
Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum offers a unique experience to tourists. There is a great range of animation art and cartoons here. In fact, there are around 6000 pieces of cartoons, including editorial cartoons, graphic novels, etc.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum is an endeavour to highlight the works of artists who have done a great job in representing the essence of Jewish traditions, culture, and ideas. The striking design of the building was done by talented architect Daniel Libeskind. Tourists are always mesmerized by the overpowering aura here as the sunlight pierce through the towering windows to illuminate great exhibits here including exhibits representing great history of Kibbutz. Besides, tourists also get to taste the genuine Jewish food at the café.