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SFO Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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SFO Museum - A Must-do/Must-see

I doubt that most travelers through SFO Airport, have a clue that there is an SFO Museum. As we fly... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Great chance to see museum displays in an international airport.

What a great idea and a great chance to see museum displays in an international airport, with some... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Santa Cruz, California
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Created in 1980, SFO Museum was the first cultural institution of its kind located in an international airport. Granted accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums in 1999, the Museum has the distinction of being the only accredited museum in...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Departure Level, Pre-Security, San Bruno, CA 94128
This attraction is at San Francisco Intl Airport
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All reviews library upstairs international terminal united airlines west pier both sides main hall airport experience past security san francisco galleries display exhibits art cases concourse permanent rotating
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

I doubt that most travelers through SFO Airport, have a clue that there is an SFO Museum. As we fly into, and out of SFO on a 2-3x per month basis, we do get to see at least part of this multi-location museum – the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 19 October 2018

What a great idea and a great chance to see museum displays in an international airport, with some items being permanent and some rotating every year.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Nice place to stumble on trying to kill some time. Had a display of radios thru the time. Very interesting and fun. All in nice display cases on a main walkway. Very professionally set up with a great collection. I was surprised to see such...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Randy2353
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This is a wonderful little museum. You can visit it if you do not have a flight to catch as it is not placed within a security section. Lots of airline memorabilia and history. Plan to spend at least an hour to read all the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 2 April 2018

During a recent 5-hour layover at SFO, I discovered that its museum has a new exhibition past Security in Terminal 3. Titled “On the Radio,” it features displays behind glass that take viewers through 60 years of radio design and a nostalgic look at early...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Okay, so I had some time to spare. It would a long time that I will be sitting. I needed to entertain myself. Often times, we fly in and out of the airport without looking at the amenities around us. This museum is free, open...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The SFO Museum is spread about the four terminals at San Francisco International Airport. We almost always spend some time in the changing exhibit, in the concourse in Terminal 3, between the main terminal building, and Gates 77 - 81. This concourse is wide, with...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were at San Francisco International Airport. The exhibits this time (July 2017) were on 1) All Roads Lead to Rome 2) Stepping Out (Interesting Shoes from around the World) 3) At Home with Arts and Craft Its a good way to spend some time...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mini
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The excellent SFO Museum is comprised of a rotating variety of art work, history, science, and cultural exhibitions in galleries throughout the five airport terminals. There is also a library and aviation museum dedicated to the history of commercial aviation. I love the variety of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Infodiva415
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We fly through SFO on an almost weekly basis, and sometimes have longer connections. This was one of those flights, and as we had seen the “Games of Chance” display in the West Pier at T3, decided to finally explore the SFO Museum. We are...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank The_Loup_Garou
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