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Area Attractions

Surrounded by world-renowned museums, hotels, educational institutions and shopping, Yerba Buena Gardens has dozens of area attractions that the whole family can explore. As part of a diverse, multicultural neighborhood, YBG coexists with businesses and residents in downtown San Francisco.

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Museums and Galleries


Children’s Creativity Museum

Children’s Creativity Museum

221 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-820-3320
The Children’s Creativity Museum is an interactive art and technology museum for kids. Our mission is to nurture the 3C’s of 21st-century skills—Creativity, Collaboration and Communication—in all youth and families.


Contemporary Jewish Musuem

Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.655.7800
The CJM makes the diversity of the Jewish experience relevant for a twenty-first century audience. We accomplish this through innovative exhibitions and programs that educate, challenge, and inspire.


SFMOMA Museum Store

SFMOMA Museum Store

51 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.357.4035
The SFMOMA MuseumStore is now open at our new, temporary San Francisco location: 51 Yerba Buena Lane (between Market and Mission Streets near Third Street, next to the Contemporary Jewish Museum).


Museum of the African Diaspora

Museum of the African Diaspora

685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.358.7200
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) showcases the history, art and the cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of Africans throughout the world. By realizing our mission MoAD connects all people through our shared African heritage.


Cartoon Art Museum

Cartoon Art Museum

655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-227-8666
The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection.


California Historical Society

California Historical Society

678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.357.1848
The California Historical Society is a membership-based, non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California’s richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-978-2700
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.


Society of California Pioneers

300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.957.1849
Established in 1850, The Society of California Pioneers is a not-for-profit museum, library, and cultural organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and appreciation of early California history for the benefit of present and future audiences of all ages.


Shopping

Metreon

Metreon

135 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.369.6000
A four-story shopping center overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens featuring a movie theatre, food court, and Target store.


Liuli Gallery

37 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 979-9588
Liuligongfang creations have been acquired by internationally renowned museums for their permanent collections and Liuligongfang works have been exhibited in over 30 countries and territories. Liuligongfang emphasis has always been on Chinese culture, history and the value of craft, with a hands-on approach.

Special Interests

SPUR

SPUR

654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.781.8726
Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. A member-supported nonprofit organization, we play the crucial role of uniting citizens to jointly craft solutions to the biggest problems our cities face.


Yerba Buena Ice and Bowling Center

Yerba Buena Ice and Bowling Center

750 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-820-3532
Full size ice-skating rink and 12-lane bowling center located in Yerba Buena Gardens



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