During my trip to San Francisco a few months ago, I took the time to get cultured by spending an afternoon at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The museum was founded in 1935 and was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to modern and contemporary art. SFMOMA is one of the participating attractions that is included in the San Francisco CityPASS. Here’s a look at what you can expect on your visit.
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If you’re not familiar with CityPASS, it is a fantastic way to visit a city’s top attractions with admissions packaged into one convenient booklet. For San Francisco, you save 45% off admission to 5 top attractions. The pass is valid for 9 consecutive days and the booklets can be shipped, received via instant email delivery or purchased at a partner attraction.
CityPASS pricing for adults is $89 and $69 for children 5 – 11. For children aged 4 and under, check the specific attraction’s pricing. The regular admission for SFMOMA is $25 for Adults, $22 for Seniors and $19 for Young Adults (19 – 24).
As I navigated throughout the different levels of the museum, I was really impressed with how inviting the spaces were to entice you to explore further.
One of the most memorable exhibits I saw were the Louise Bourgeois Spiders. Artist Louise Bourgeois created these spider sculptures in the mid-1990s, when she was in her eighties. The spiders are both elegant yet fearsome. When I posted photos of the spiders on my Instagram stories, I got a few responses saying they looked creepy!
The other exhibit I found very interesting was Designed in California which showcased California designs that are human-centered, socially conscious, and driven by new technological capacity.
I also stopped to admire the museum’s living wall which is the largest in the United States, with more than 19,000 plants and 21 native species.
Here are a few more photos during my visit to the SFMOMA:
In terms of dining options, there is the Sightglass Coffee (3rd floor), Café 5 (5th floor), and the Michelin-starred In Situ (street level).
I had a great time exploring SFMOMA and it was well-worth it to visit the museum during my time in San Francisco. To find out how you can save money and time on admission to SFMOMA, check out CityPASS.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Address: 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA