San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Write a review
About
SFMOMA is one of San Francisco’s must-see destinations, located within walking distance of Union Square. Explore seven floors of extraordinary art, including world-class exhibitions, the largest living wall in the U.S., and breathtaking city views from outdoor gardens and terraces. Save time and pre-purchase tickets (admission is free for visitors 18 and under), or reserve a unique private guided tour experience in advance. Free public tours and audio guides are available onsite. Effective immediately, SFMOMA will offer free admission to Federal Employees who show their federally issued ID. This is for adult admission and does not include a +1.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from $25.00
All you need to step foot in the door.

Top ways to experience San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: South Beach
How to get there
  • Montgomery St • 6 min walk
  • Montgomery St • 6 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
2,074 reviews
Excellent
1,299
Very good
506
Average
175
Poor
64
Terrible
31

David K
San Luis Obispo, CA4 contributions
We spent three hours in the museum and still did not get to check out all the exhibits we wanted to see. The special exhibits were very good and the permanent collection was impressive. We liked how the elevator doors had descriptions of what was on each floor. Planning on going again when we are next in SF.
Written November 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

hperdaems
37 contributions
SFMOMA has a great and wide collection, 7 floors of different kind of arts.
wheelchair accessibility is great, and the set up is very big so enough space also during COVID times
great cafe with outside sitting area, with some statues / art.
easy to spend 3-4 hours here
Written May 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Grace
5 contributions
The museum is super huge with 7 levels, so please leave plenty of time for the visit. I enjoy the museum because it not only offers a wide variety of arts (photography, sculpture, painting, etc) but also has cafes and places for you to sit down and have a rest. I really love the exhibition on the 3rd floor in which artists were inspired by COVID, great selection of work.
Written July 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gourmasseur
Paradise, PA117 contributions
They were closed on a week day, leaving a crowd of people (many people were there looking as bewildered as I was) standing there. It doesn't make sense to not be open on a weekday. A lot of downtown museums do this and apparently they are losing a LOT of revenue, by the crowd assembled before me, willing and ready to go in.
Written June 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

YolieG
Chicago, IL75 contributions
This museum was great!!! The exhibition they had was the works of Nam June Paik the founder of video art, and it was fantastic to see. This museum has great works of Rothko, Lichtenstein, Frita Kahlo to Warhol to name a few. If you travel to SFO this is a MUST if you love modern arts.
Written June 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,770 contributions
They have a new wing which is very large and provides a lot of new party space and display space. Unfortunately the design is not attractive. Come here for a special expo that you want to see. IMHO the permanent collection is forgettable, too full of pieces that are not well-made.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dapper777
Monaco32,206 contributions
Friends
The Space!
Huge and amazing.
We decided to start fom the top (seventh) floor and work our way down.
We spent four hours and we was blown away by the excellent display of world quality art we had the pleasure of admiring.
We liked the experimental photo exhibition, paintings and sculptures.
Overall the facility is clean, well run and a great place.
It has two coffee shops: Cafe 5 at the fifth floor an Sightglass at the third floor.
There is also a 'admission free' coffee kiosk at first floor offering coffee service and pastry for those short on time.
Most of all, we LOVED the SPACE and the light!
It is a 'must see' if you are in San Francisco.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RobTor
toronto335 contributions
We visited here on a Saturday in January and were expecting it to be crazy busy like MoMA in NYC. However, it was peaceful and wonderful. We started on the 7th floor and worked our way down. We spent 3 hours and loved the amazing collection. Every staff person we encountered was pleasant and helpful.
Written February 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gardengel-IoW
Crawley, UK579 contributions
For $25 I wanted more. Impressive building outside, Large high ceilings inside giving most of the works more space than they deserve. Outdoor sculture garden only had 4 possibly 5 pieces, outside cafe. Best things was the large living wall.
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cpwee
573 contributions
Solo
Visited MOMA again after 2 years. Curation & layout of the art pieces are still well thought out. Current exhibition: Soft Power which wasn’t overly crowded. Definitely a must go!
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,660
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $25.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $4.00 per person. See all 9 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 9 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) tickets and tours on Tripadvisor



Restaurants near San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA): View all restaurants near San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on Tripadvisor