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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

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Address: 151 Third Street, Enter on Howard or Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number:
+1 415-357-4000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first...

Founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Now, after a major three-year building expansion designed by Snohetta, SFMOMA returns as one of San Francisco's must-see destinations. Nearly tripling its gallery space, the museum features more of its outstanding collection of more than 33,000 works, along with new art, including the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, one of the greatest private collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. With art-filled public spaces, free entry for visitors 18 and under, numerous outdoor areas, two museum stores, and multiple dining options, the museum is open to San Francisco and visitors as never before. Save time and reserve tickets online.

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Inside and outside, great place to visit

You will love every bit of this, go up and walk down, spend some time in the restaurant, and enjoy. For me this was a real experience, spent 4 hours instead of one and had a great... read more

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amterdam, netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

You will love every bit of this, go up and walk down, spend some time in the restaurant, and enjoy. For me this was a real experience, spent 4 hours instead of one and had a great afternoon while being at a conference that week. Worth all the entrance fee pennies....

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Special exhibitions are really amazing. The rooftop garden is a good place to drink a coffee in sunny days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i have never been in the one in NYC, but this one is AMAZING! very big with diferent expositions during the year!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a lovely visit to the SFMOMA. When we needed help with our audio guide or directions to certain exhibits the staff were extremely helpful. I learned that they have to stand in one area for 8 hours - sometimes 12. I casually asked another attendant and discovered how much of an issue this is. I then asked several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Funded and built by the Fischer family (of gap fame), this museum brings the entire Bay Area into international standing. A perfect venue to display the various chosen artists. Callers small, but impressive gallery is worth the entire entry fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good and efficient cafeteria food--special salads and coffees, etc. crowded, but places to sit inside and out.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Allow plenty of time to visit this museum over 6/7floors. The audio tour can be downloaded to your iPhone and they provide free ear buds. The audio tour is state of the art and switches on when you are near an exhibit or installation so you can roam the museum as you wish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved seeing Andy Warhol exhibit. So many iconic pieces. Got to go! The restaurant on the first floor had "small" plates which we thought would be perfect for a snack....Might be a bit too small though.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 18-year old daughter, husband and I enjoyed the Museum very much. My 12 year old son, was not impressed, but it takes a lot to impress a 12-year old boy...he did enjoy some of the Warhol's and more cartoonish artwork. But there are large window seats that he could hang out in on his phone while we enjoyed the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had great expectations visiting the newly renovated SFMOMA, but were disappointed. Each of us concluded separately that we were not very impressed. There is a huge amount of floor space, holding a modest number of works. We found it difficult to find works by artists we were especially interested in, and there seemed to be no... More 

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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