Find Museums in California
There are over 700 museums in California. This is 26% of all the tourist places listed in this state. Top cities in California with popular museums are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento. The major types of museums listed here are arts museums and science museums. Then there is also history museums listed in California. You may find a list of all categories of California attractions on this page to choose from.
California is among the best and most vibrant when it comes to its art and culture scene. The Golden State is home to the De Young Museum in San Francisco, which was able to draw in around 2 million visitors back in 2010. The second largest city in the state, Los Angeles, has about 841 museums and art galleries for everyone to visit.
The Getty Center, part of the J. Paul Getty Trust and also the wealthiest art institution in the world, was able to draw in more than 1.2 million visitors. Other notable museums to see in the area include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Battleship Iowa. It is also worth taking a stroll on Gallery Row where several number of art galleries can be found. It is also where thousands of people go to for the monthly Downtown Art Walk.
Top 10 Museums in California
Visit the top museums in California. Click on a museum bellow to find the detailed information.
- USS Midway Museum, San Diego
- Exploratorium, San Francisco
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
- California Science Center, Los Angeles
- California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
- The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose
- J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
- De Young Museum, San Francisco
- Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
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Top Museums in California
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We have listed tourist places of California in the following categories. Please click on one of them to find all California attractions of that type.
- Amusement Parks (64)
- Theme Parks (31)
- Water Parks (29)
- Nature Attractions (1965)
- Parks (1461)
- Lakes (61)
- Beaches (71)
- Waterfalls (130)
- Hiking Trails (11)
- Campgrounds (239)
- Museums (736)
- Arts Museums (225)
- History Museums (419)
- Natural History Museums (33)
- Science Museums (58)
- Zoo (34)
- Landmarks (44)