Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, California 94123| Map |
The Palace of Fine Arts, located on the eastern most edge of San Francisco’s Presidio, was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and it lives on today as an ornate remnant of the late Gilded Age, and a serene oasis in the busy city. The Palace of Fine Arts is situated in a lovely park which contains the popular Exploratorium, one of the world’s first and best hands-on children’s museum and activity center. There is also a theatre attached to the building, hosting ballets and pop music concerts. Its location in the Marina District makes it convenient to visit from Fisherman’s Wharf by bus. The Palace of Fine Arts is a good spot to spend some quiet time in San Francisco, picnic and relax between other vacation activities.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Be sure to visit the Exploratorium when visiting the area - but reserve tickets ahead of time. The park itself is free to visit.
Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, California 94123| Map
Phone: 415 563 6504, 415 56
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