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Asian Art Museum

Closes in 17 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Asian Art Museum General Admission Ticket
From $15.00*
Asian Art Museum General Admission Ticket
From $15.00*
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Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines through 6,000 years, the collection provides a panorama of Asian art and culture. Included are over 18,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures. Superb...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4734
Downtown San Francisco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the museum for the kimono exhibit, which was beautiful. Be sure to pre purchase your tickets! We definitely should have allowed several hours for the museum.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RuthB841
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I need to learn more about Asian Art to appreciate this museum more. Third floor closed for construction, kimono exhibit small and not what I expected. Streets around all closed for San Francisco Streets day and Civiv Center Parking Garage was $18 for just over...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NScott281
Reviewed April 20, 2019

The Asian Art Museum on Larkin Street in the heart of the Civic Center, across from City Hall, is a great place to visit for anyone curious and interested in the Arts and Culture of Asia and Asians worldwide. The exhibits are changing regularly and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martin B
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Go at least every 5-6 months to catch the latest showing. This period March-April is a display of Japanese Kimonos. It was beautiful and A+ exhibit. But I always love the 3rd floor permanent exhibit of Asian Cultural History artifacts.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RenoChan
Reviewed April 2, 2019

This museum exhibit we found most interesting began with sculptures from the earliest Asian civilizations, and explores not only the works themselves, but the spiritual and religious beliefs that fueled them and the influences across civilizations and millenia that morphed, merged, and evolved. The exhibit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bart M
Reviewed March 30, 2019

This was a slightly disappointing museum for me. Found the way the layout of the displays were and set up not very appealing and collections somewhat dull. Been to the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii, they have a far more interesting assortment of Asian...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank robertdX4400QY
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Superb and only getting better with time. My one complaint is that the Japanese section was too limited in presentation. I’ve recently become interested in prints and sadly little was on display. Nonetheless, it’s an awesome museum!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank samuelabrams
Reviewed March 21, 2019

This museum features all of the cultures of Asia. They have wonderful special exhibits and you can make a lovely day trip out of it. The museum restaurant is very relaxing. The monster ceramic fish has left the front area and has been replaced by...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annkD2707TQ
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Regular collection viewing seems very limited due to interior construction. Kimono special exhibit is small (about 12 displays) but lovely and well described. Additional charge for special exhbit ($25). Regular collection price ($15) is about right given areas unavailable for viewing. Cafe has been remodeled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lu3ma
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Lovely way to spend a day with grand kids. So much to see and learn. Cafe had something for everyone from 8 to 80. We joined the museum so we can go back ofter

Date of experience: March 2019
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numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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March 15, 2018|
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $25, Seniors and teens 13-17 $20, children under 13 free.
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
Thanks, everyone. Besides the Civic Center Garage right across the street from the museum, there's also the UC Hastings College of the Law Parking Garage on Larkin Street between McAllister Street and Golden Gate Avenue... More
December 22, 2016|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
Nope! Simply check in at the front desk and they'll issue you a fun sticker to allow you to access the café. Enjoy your visit (and be sure to check out the store for any last minute stocking-stuffers you might have on your... More