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Cartoon Art Museum

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Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone — from comic strips, comic books and anime to political cartoons, graphic novels and underground comix. Visitors of all ages can view original cartoon art at exhibitions and screenings, produce their own...more
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781 Beach Street, Next to Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and the Hyde Street Cable Car Turnaround, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

I've been visiting CAM ever since 2011 and each time is a huge treat. My husband and I are into comics, graphic novels, animated features, etcetera so we look forward to going whenever we visit San Francisco. They have exhibits of well known comic strips,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angie Y
SummerleaK1, General Manager at Cartoon Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

Glad you made it to our new location! Many thanks for your review and hope to see you hear again soon!

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a museum near Fisherman's Wharf that consists of a couple of large rooms. They don't have much exhibition space and if you aren't fond of the artist whose work is being highlighted then you are a bit out of luck. They also have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SummerleaK1, General Manager at Cartoon Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

We are small, but mighty... and yes, the exhibitions do change throughout the year, so it is good to check our website to see what we've got on display. As one of the few museum in the U.S. that exhibit cartoon art, there is a...More

Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Great little museum with loads of cartoon memorabilia and artwork through the years as well as a library/reading space. We came on a ‘pay what you feel’ day but paid in full as it was reasonable. Definitely recommend for cartoon/animation lovers. *Pictures from their current...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The Cartoon Museum was Awesome!Excellent Selection of Art Exhibits.. Summerlea was a Fantastic Host.. Mickey&Agnes MacKenna Vancouver Canada

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mickey M
SummerleaK1, Manager at Cartoon Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thanks Mickey! Nice to meet you! Hope to see you next time you are in the Bay Area.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a small little cartoon museum. Very reasonable price, $5, I believe. You can see Thanos' glove, Thor's hammer, costumes from Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Strange, Spiderman and Iron Man. You can view cartoons from the past, watch so video cartoons and learn...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Summerlea K, Manager at Cartoon Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thanks Diane! Glad you enjoyed it. Our admission prices range from $4 to $10 (kids to adults), but we have lots of discount offers for seniors, students, military, educators and more! Cheers!

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Whilst I was in San Francisco, I was lucky enough to stop by the Museum to see their current exhibition 'The Art of Jim Starlin'. As a lover of 1970s to 1990s comic books - when I was collecting myself - it was great to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

My teenage daughter took a cartoon drawing class here over Winter Break. The staff was amazing and if you are a cartoon enthusiast, the museum is a great way to spend an hour. It is small, so I doubt you would need much more time....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco has reopened on Beach Street near Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf after a long hiatus, and it's never been better. This is the only museum in the western United States devoted to all forms of cartoon art, now...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Cartoon Art Museum. We were a bit "star struck" lol. Just wished there were a few more displays. It was interesting to learn that the displays were exact replicas sent from the artist.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Summerlea K, Manager at Cartoon Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thanks Myla! We wish there was more too! But we do the best we can with the space that we have (which is still pretty awesome).

Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Located near Ghirardelli Square, the SF Maritime Museum and not far from Fisherman’s Wharf, this a great place for all ages. The current exhibit has recreated items from several “Comic Book “ movies, including Dr. Strange, Black Panther, plus an historical exhibit on the irigins...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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