Bay Area offers a lot of interesting museums to visit. Check which ones you like the most and visit them this summer! This is my list of museums I want to visit this summer. Which places are on yours?
The Exploratorium – at the Palace of Fine Arts — is a hands-on, interactive museum of science and arts. The diverse installations have broad appeal for both children and adults, with more than 650 permanent exhibits as well as rotating exhibits, activities, lectures, films and other special events The Exploratorium’s Tactile Dome is an interactive tour through the darkness – an education in using only touch as a sensory guide.
The Maritime National Historical Park
The park is all about History & Culture and you will find essential information here for exploring and discovering the park’s stories of Pacific coast maritime history. People – Biographies and stories of sailors and waterfront characters. Places – Enjoy guides to the historic Aquatic Park and the San Francisco waterfront. Stories – Tales of struggle and daring on the high seas, voyages along the byways of the waters and sloughs of San Francisco Bay and Delta, and many more await your discovery. Collections – Discover the largest National Park Service museum, archives, library and small craft collection. Here you can learn about the park’s fleet of historic ships and small craft. The Maritime National Historical Park offers both indoor and outdoor activities throughout the year: The historical ships at Hyde Pier, special events, and guided tours.
San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design
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Opened in 2004, the Museum of Craft and Design focuses on crafts and objects of design, and their integration in our lives. An example is the Tools as Art exhibit held in 2007, which celebrated common tools and hardware through artists who incorporated the tools in their imagery.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary venue offering exhibits, art galleries, performance space, film and video presentations, as well as public programs. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 out of an expressed need for an accessible, high-profile San Francisco venue devoted to contemporary visual art, performance, and film/video representing diverse cultural and artistic perspectives. Distinguished by its support for contemporary artists from around the world, YBCA is also recognized for the important role the organization plays in the San Francisco Bay Area arts ecology and in the community at large.
Wells Fargo History Museum
The San Francisco branch of the Wells Fargo History Museum is one of several throughout the U.S. Exhibits inside relate to the history of Wells Fargo, to Gold Rush finances, and stage coaches and robbers. You’ll find a 1860s Concord Coach (visible through the window from Montgomery Street). Exhibits are accompanied by descriptions and other visual artifacts. If you’re interested in the early express companies and Gold Rush era correspondence, the museum has a selection of items from this period in history.
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