San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA

151 Third StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103
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Dedicated to preserving art for future generations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is filled with renowned exhibits and works of art. Recognizing all forms of art including media, film, paint, architecture, and more, SFMOMA features works by renowned, Bay area, and upcoming artists. With a growing collection of more than 30,000 masterpieces, this is a must-see San Francisco museum.


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SFMOMA is dedicated to making the art for our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. For that reason, we assemble unparalleled collections, create exhilarating exhibitions, and develop engaging public programs. In all of these endeavors, we are guided by our enduring commitment to fostering creativity and embracing new ways of seeing the world.

Open Friday – Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
"It saddens me to rate so low"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2019 NEW
This was an expensive afternoon out $25 pp. But after spending 5 glorious hours at MoMA in New York we thought this would be of equal enjoyment. Sadly not. Quite a bland space. The terraces were closed just because of a bit of rain. Imagine that happening in the UK nothing would be open! The service in Cafe 5 was rushed and impolite and I think we spent less than 90 minutes in the building. The highlight for me was the Rothko No. 14 but that's about as far as my satisfaction went. Wouldn't recommend and won't return if we are ever in San Fran again. Save your money and find an independent gallery instead.
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
"Well worth a visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2019 NEW
Went here on a rainy day the terraces were shut but the exhibitions they had were very good they had space suits on show work by well known artists a exhibition of the migrant problem in Europe and other interesting things
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Sheriann H
"Ok but pricey!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019 NEW
The average saplings that you see in every big city modern art museum. The best thing was getting to go outside on the upstairs balcony. Great architecture on the building itself.
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Lynchburg, Virginia
"An American Icon"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2019 NEW
Being in SF for a convention, it was nice to come to this place I’ve desired to see for 40+ years. As an art student SFMOMA symbolizes the new direction of art. Their collection of Pop art may have been a main reason for attending, but their exhibits of new works is what kept me there.
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
"I loved this museum!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2019 NEW
I spent hours working my way down from the galleries on the topmost floor to the bottom floor and ran out of time, so my only regret is that I didn't get to see everything. The permanent collection is phenomenal and the way it is displayed with the sheer amount of space available for huge works is something I hadn't seen anywhere else. A must see!
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Do I need to purchase an admissions ticket to look at the public areas in the museum?
The free public spaces on Floors 1 and 2 open at 10:00 am daily and do not require a ticket. Enjoy artist JR's Chronicles of San Francisco, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 895: Loopy Doopy (white and blue), and Julie Mehretu’s HOWL, eon (I, II), or visit our two Museum Stores. To enter the galleries, a ticket is required.

Can I bring my food and/or beverages in the museum?
No. Eating, drinking, smoking, or sleeping is prohibited in the Museum. You may bring sealed food and drink containers into the museum if they are packed away in a bag and not consumed inside the galleries. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has designated areas for eating and drinking including Café 5, Sightglass at SFMOMA, and In Situ.

Are strollers allowed in the museum?
Unless otherwise noted on the gallery or specific exhibit, strollers are permitted inside the museum.

Can I bring a backpack inside?
Yes, however, backpacks must be carried or worn on your front at all times.

Does the museum offer parking?
SFMOMA’s garage on Minna Street is a few steps from the museum’s main entrance on Third Street. Plus, parking on site directly supports the museum, which means more great art for you!

Limited bicycle parking is also available.