11 Best Science Museums in San Francisco, CA


If your kids love science and you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or if you’re heading there for your next family vacation, you’re in luck! San Francisco has an amazing variety of science museums to choose from, so much so that we could not resist adding an 11th destination to the must-see list. (All other cities on our list have 10).

Whether you’re looking for a Science Museum or a Children’s Museum offering hands-on interactive exhibits, a Natural History Museum where your kids can get their dinosaur “fix”, a world-class Planetarium where your kids can dream of becoming astronauts while gazing at distant stars and planets, or an Aquarium with such a dazzling variety of sea life that it will make your head spin, San Francisco has it all, sometimes more than once!

On top of that, there are some unique museums that you can only find in the San Francisco Bay Area, like the Computer History Museum, appropriately located in the heart of Silicon Valley, or the Tech Museum of Innovation, designed to bring out the innovator in everyone. With so many fun things to do for your little scientists, you may never want to leave!

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