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Bay Area Museums
Links to museums in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Following is a list of museums in the Bay Area. The Library has passes to many, but not all of them:

Asian Art Museum
The museum is located in the San Francisco Civic Center area.

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Children's science museum located in Sausalito.

Berkeley Art Museum
Also home of the Pacific Film Archive.

California Academy of Sciences
Information about San Francisco's Steinhart Aquarium and Natural History Museum.

California Historical Society
Located South of Market in San Francisco, CHS exhibit galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:30pm.

Children's Creativity Museum
Located at 221 Fourth St. in San Francisco.

Computer History Museum
Located at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View.

Contemporary Jewish Museum
The new building between 3rd and 4th on Mission opened Spring 2008.

de Young Museum
Exhibition schedules and hours for the new de Young in Golden Gate Park.

Exploratorium
Museum of "science, art, and human perception" in San Francisco.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Home page for the Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum.

Golden Gate Railroad Museum
Located at the Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco.

Legion of Honor Museum
Exhibition schedules and hours for the Legion of Honor Museum, in Lincoln Park in San Francisco.

Marin History Museum
Located in the Gate House in San Rafael. Limited hours.

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)
Located at 500 Palm Drive in Novato. Admission is free.

Marin WildCare and Terwilliger Nature Education Center
Exhibition hall, public courtyard and hospital are open to the public seven days a week.

Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco museum that uses "objects of art and culture as catalysts to tell the story of the African Diaspora past and present."

Oakland Museum of California
Devoted to the art, history, and natural sciences of California.

San Francisco Bay Model
1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay, capable of simulating tides, currents and river inflows. 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito.

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association
Supports the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and independently operates the World War II submarine museum and memorial USS Pampanito.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The SFMOMA is currently closed for construction, but has ongoing programs in other locations.

The Tech Museum of Innovation
Technology center and museum located in San Jose.

Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum
Open Wednesday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm April through October.

The Walt Disney Family Museum
Opened October 1, 2009 in the Presidio.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
At Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.