Resources

We are here to connect! Below is a list of museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations in the Bay Area and surrounding regions. If we have overlooked an organization that you believe should be included, please contact us at info@cultural-connections.org.

ART MUSEUMS
BOTANICAL GARDENS
CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS
HISTORY MUSEUMS
NATURE CENTERS
PLANETARIA AND OBSERVATORIES
SCIENCE CENTERS AND MUSEUMS
ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS
MUSEUM ASSOCIATIONS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

ART MUSEUMS:

Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street, Suite 114
Benicia, CA 94510
707.747.0131

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
510.644.6893

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley, CA 94709
510.642.0808

California Palace of Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
415.750.3600

Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415.CAR.TOON

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707.579.4452

The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (btwn. 3rd and 4th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.655.7800

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.808.7000

De Saisset Museum
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408.554.4528

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
415.750.3600

di Rosa Preserve – Napa County
5200 Sonoma Hwy
Napa, CA 94559
707.226.5991

Hand Fan Museum of Healdsburg
327A Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
707.431.2500

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305
650.723.4177

The Junior Center of Art & Science
558 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
510.839.5777

Judah L. Magnes Museum
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.3781

The Mexican Museum
Fort Mason Center, Building D
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.202.9700

Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
510.430.2164

Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415.821.1155

Monterey History and Art Association
5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
831.372.2608

Monterey Museum of Art
Pacific & La Mirada
559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
831.372.5477

Museum of Craft and Folk Art
51 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.227.4888

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94105
415.358.7200

Museum of Performance and Design
(formerly: San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum)
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.255.4800

National Japanese American Historical Society
1684 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
415.921.5007

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
510.637.0455

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street (at 10th Street)
Oakland, California 94607
510.318.8400

Palo Alto Art Center
On the Road temporary address: Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.617.3138
The Art Center will re-open in the Summer of 2012

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
510.620.6772

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 Third Street (between Mission + Howard)
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.357.4000

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (SJ ICA)
560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
408.283.8155

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
408.271.6840

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113
408.971.0323

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
McPherson Center
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.429.1964

Sonoma County Museum
425 7th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707.579.1500

Sonoma State University Art Gallery
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
707.664.2295

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
551 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
707.939.7862

Triangle Tattoo & Museum
356 B North Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707.964.8814

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408.247.3754

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.978.2700

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BOTANICAL GARDENS:

Bamboo Garden at Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022
408.255.4085

Crow Canyon Gardens
105 Park Place
San Ramon, CA 94583
925.973.3250

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
1431 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.329.1356

Hakone Gardens
21000 Big Basin Way
Saratoga CA 95070
408.741.4994

Harland Hand Memorial Garden
El Cerrito, CA

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway One
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707.964.4352

Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA 94708-2396
510.544.3169

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
412 Seymour Street
San Jose, CA 95110

University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.643.2755

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CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS:

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Fort Baker
557 McReynolds Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965
415.487.4398

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110
408.298.5437

Habitot Children’s Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
510.647.1111

Hall of Health
2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
510.549.1564

The Junior Center of Art & Science
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
510.839.5777

Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)
538 Ninth Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607
510.465.8770

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.329.2111

Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
415.554.9600

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HISTORY MUSEUMS:

African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO)
659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510.637.0200

Ainsley House
300 Grant Street
Campbell, CA 95008
408.866.2119

Alameda Historical Museum
2324 Alameda Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
510.521.1233

Alcatraz Island

Amador Livermore Valley Museum
603 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925.462.2766

Antioch Historical Museum
519 F Street
Antioch, CA 94509
925.757.7351

Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94560
510.796.0663

Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
510.849.8286

Bay Model
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965-1753
415.332.3871

Behring Automotive Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Blackhawk, CA 94506
925.736.2280

Berkeley Historical Society
1931 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
510.848.0181

Black Diamond Mines Museum
South end of Somersville Road
Antioch, CA 94509
925.757.2620

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94105
415.357.1848

Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.474.1887

California History Center
De Anza College
1895 Petit Trianon
Cupertino, CA 95014
408.864.8987

Campbell Historical Museum
51 North Central Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
408.866.2119

Clayton Historical Society Museum
6101 Main Street
Clayton, CA 94517
925.672.0240

The Carolands

Computer Museum History Center
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
650.810.1010

The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (btwn. 3rd and 4th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.655.7800

Crockett Historical Museum
900 Loring Street
Crockett, CA 94525
510.787.2178

Cupertino Historical Museum
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
408.973.1495

Dunsmuir House & Gardens
2960 Peralta Oaks Court
Oakland, CA 94605
510.615.5555

East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum
Sellers Ave & Zelma Sunset Road
Brentwood, CA 94513
925.634.8651

Gilroy Historical Museum
195 5th Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
408.848.0470

Golden State Model Railroad Museum
900-A Dornan Drive
Point Richmond, CA 94801
510.234.4884

Grace Hudson Museum
431 South Main
Ukiah, CA 95482
707.467.2836

Golden Gate Railroad Museum
1755 East Bayshore Road, Suite 19A
Redwood City, CA 94063
650.365.2472

Harris Lass Museum
1889 Market Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408.249.7905

Hayward Area Historical Society
22380 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
510.581.0223

Held-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
4401 Breakwater Avenue
Hayward, CA 94545
510.881.6751

Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
650.654.0200

History Museum at Forbes Mill
75 Church Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030
408.395.7375

History San Jose
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
408.287.2290

Intel Museum
2200 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408.765.0503

International Museum of Women
Administrative Offices:
235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.543.IMOW

Japanese American Resource Center Museum
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose CA 95112
408.294.3138

Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMSJ)
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA95112
408.294.3138

John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553
925.228.8860

Los Altos Historical Museum
51 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Luther Burbank Home and Garden
204 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707.524.5445

Marin History Museum
1125 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415.454.8538

Marin Museum of the American Indian
2200 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA 94947
415.897.4064

Martinez Historical Society Museum
1005 Escobar Street
Martinez, CA 94553
925.228.8160

McConaghy House
18701 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
510.276.3010

Mendocino County Museum
400 East Commercial Street
Willits, California 95490
707.459.2736

Mission Dolores San Francisco
3321 Sixteenth Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
415.621.8203

Mission San Jose
43300 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539
510.657.1797

Mission Santa Clara
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053
408. 554.4023

Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.321.1004

Museum of the City of San Francisco
2801 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.928.0289

Monterey Museum of Art
Pacific & La Mirada
559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
831.372.5477

Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Center, Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.673.2200

Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301
650.321.1004

Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA 94599
707.944.0500

New Almaden Mine Museum
21350 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95120
408.323.1107

Niles Canyon Railway
Brightside Yard
5550 Niles Canyon Road
Sunol, CA
650.365.2472

Oakland Aviation Museum
8252 Earhart Road
Oakland, CA 94621
510.638.7100

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street (at 10th Street)
Oakland, California 94607
510.238.2200

Pardee Home Museum
672 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510.444.2187

Peralta Adobe
175 W. St. John
San Jose, CA 95110
408.993.8182

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
510.532.9142

The Pine Ridge Association
9100 East Dunne Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
408.779.2728

Pittsburg Historical Society
515 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565
925.439.7501

Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
10979 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
510.592.3002

Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
2050 Oak Park Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925.932.9440

Presidio Trust
34 Graham Street
San Francisco, CA 94129
415.561.5300

Quicksilver County Park Mining Museum
21570 Almaden Road
New Almaden, CA 95120
408.323.1107

Richmond Museum of History
400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801
510.235.7387

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1342 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA 95191
408.947.3635

Rosie the Riveter Memorial
117 Park Place
Richmond, CA 94807

Sake Museum
708 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
510.540.8250

San Francisco National Maritime Park Association
P.O. Box 470310
San Francisco, CA 94147
415.561.6662

San Francisco Fire Department Museum
655 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
415.558.3549

San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park & Historic Ships
Fisherman’s Warf, San Francisco
415.561.6662

San Jose History Park
1650 Senter Road
San José, CA 95112
408.287.2290

San Jose Historical Museum
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
408.287.2290

San Mateo County History Museum
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402
650.299.0104

Sanchez Adobe
1000 Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044
650.359.1462

Santa Clara Historical Museum & Pioneers Room
1509 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara
408.248.2787

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street,
Santa Cruz, CA
95060
831.429.1964

Saratoga Historical Park & Museum
20450 Saratoga Los Gatos Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
408.867.4311

Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925.935.7871

Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation
16200 North Highway 101
Willits, CA 95490
707.459.5992

Society of California Pioneers
300 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.957.1849

Sonoma County Museum
425 7th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707.579.1500

Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program
2245 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
415.449.3717

Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum
1920 Paradise Drive
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920
415.435.0875

Union City Historical Museum
3841 Smith St.
Union City, CA 94587
510.378.6376

USS Hornet Museum
707 W. Hornet Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
510.521.8448

USS Potomac
540 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510.627.1215

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
707.643.0077

The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street
The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
415.345.6800

Wells Fargo History Museum
420 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94163
415.396.2619

Western Railway Museum
5848 State Highway 12
Suisun, CA 94585
(707) 374-2978

Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
408.247.2000

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NATURE CENTERS:

Audubon Canyon Ranch, Inc.
4900 Shoreline Highway One
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
415.868.9244

Fairfield Osborn Preserve
SSU Field Stations & Nature Preserves
School of Science and Technology
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
707.664.3416

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
925.935.1978

Marin WildCare and Terwilliger Nature Education Center
76 Albert Park Ln.
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-SAVE

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.459.3800

Sulphur Creek Nature Center
1801 D Street
Hayward, CA 94541
510.881.6747

The Little Farm, Tilden Regional Park
North End of Central Park Drive
Tilden Nature Area
Berkeley, CA 94708
510.525.2233

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PLANETARIA AND OBSERVATORIES:

Chabot Space and Science Center (CSSC)
10000 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
510.336.7300

Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA. 95014
408.864.8814

Morrison Planetarium
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA 94118
415.379.8000

The SRJC Planetarium
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA  95401

University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science
William Knox Holt Planetarium
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.5132

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SCIENCE CENTERS AND MUSEUMS:

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA 94118
(415) 750-7145

Chabot Space and Science Center (CSSC)
10000 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
510.336.7300

Essig Museum of Entomology
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building, #4780
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.643.0804

Exploratorium
at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.561.0399

Hall of Health
2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
510.549.1564

The Junior Center of Art & Science
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
510.839.5777

Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.5132

Museum of Paleontology
University of California
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.1821

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology
UC Berkeley
103 Kroeber Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
510.642.3681

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
408.279.7150

Western Aerospace Museum
8260 Boeing St. Bldg 621
Oakland, CA 94621
510.638.7100

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ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS:

Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero and Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415 623 5300

CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
650.342.7755

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
1300 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
408.794.6400

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
831.648.4800

Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA 94605
510.632.9525 x100

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.329.2111

Safari West
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707.579.2551

San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. & Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94132
415.753.7080

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.459.3800

Steinhart Aquarium
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA 94118
415.379.5451

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MUSEUM ASSOCIATIONS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Alameda County Arts Commission

American Association of Museums (AAM)

Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)

Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)

Balboa Park Learning Institute

Bay Area Emerging Museum Professionals (BAEMP)

California Arts Council

California Association of Museums (CAM)

California Council for the Humanities

Eastern Sierra Cultural Heritage Alliance

Exhibit Envoy

Museum Educators of Southern California

Oakland Arts

Sacramento Association of Museums

San Francisco Arts Commission

Santa Barbara Educator’s Roundtable

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)

Western Museums Association (WMA)

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