Explore the Museums at San Francisco

by Amjath Ambi - Date: 2007-01-30 - Word Count: 547 Share This!

San Francisco's museums, arts and galleries are a great departure from commercial attractions and offer the visitors to discover the history and art of this amazing city. You will have a unique personal experience when you admire the works done at the Asian Art Museum or take part in science experiment at the Exploratorium. You may choose any attraction, it is sure that it would inspire and provide you an understanding of great art and history of San Francisco.

Asian Art Museum in the Civic Center is one of the largest museum devoted to Asian artwork in Western world. Different mediums have been represented with sculptures, paintings, bronzes and jade objects by all hands. All areas of Asia symbolize and focus on works from China, Korea, and Japan. Discover 6,000 years of Asian history through works of art at this outstanding museum.

Visit the seas and learn everything about sailing, whaling and fishing at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Part Museum. This museum is located at the west end of Fisherman's Wharf. The best features are that the museum is shaped like an Art Deco shop and it offers the visitors interesting videos, storytelling, interactive displays and models. Visit some of the historic ships by moving two blocks east to Hyde Street Pier. Here you might look and learn about the museum's renovation progress of these historic boats.

Experience the Wild West at the extraordinary Wells Fargo History Museum. It is one of the California's largest bank houses, an old west history museum at the bank's head office. View the Concord Coach used by the bank during 1800's and displays featuring gold rush vestiges including; photographs, mining equipment with ore. The Wells Fargo History Museum has free entry and is open to the public.

If modern art interests you, do visit to the unbelievable San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) perhaps the perfect way to spend an afternoon. This South of Market area museum boasts for about 23,000 pieces with works from Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning. The museum further houses a wide set of photography from the likes of Ansel Adams and few other remarkable modern photographers. The museum is open to the public on a normal fee and Thursday night's entrance is half off.

For an exclusive and interestingly amusing day, visit the Exploratorium in the Marina District at the Palace of Fine Arts. Rated the best science museum in the world by Scientific American magazine, this museum is an interactive quest in the science. Children and parents would thrill at the original exhibits requiring participation. The Exploratorium makes science so amusing that it is hard to pull yourself away from this hands-on science fair setting.

Touring San Francisco's great museums and galleries can take up an actual whole vacation week, so it is fine idea to map out a couple of museums of your choice and make the most of the ones you are clever to visit. Also remember that museums are a great different activity if your previously planned activities are rained out.

Amjath is a great tourist guide of San Francisco and is also a good copywriter who has worked for many sites describing many hotspots of San Francisco. For Further details on San Francisco toursculture and life please visit http://www.sanfranshuttletours.comor contact Amjath through mail: sanfranshuttletours@gmail.com.

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