7 mesmerizing museums near BART

History buff, art addict, cultural anthropologist or experimental crafter? Want to challenge yourself to a museum boot camp? Hit up these seven BARTable museums in seven days to fill your calendar with a beautiful blitz of education and inspiration. Check out the ongoing free museum admission days included below.

SFMOMA

If you can’t do seven museums in seven days, how about just SFMOMA’s seven floors? 

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SFMOMA

Montgomery St. (SF)
BAMPFA

Stunning, sleek and spacey architecture will have you gawking before you’ve even entered BAMPFA’s doors on Center Street in Berkeley; the building’s exterior itself is a massive and much-talked about piece of art. 

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BAMPFA

Downtown Berkeley
Oakland Museum of California

Another three-tiered building, OMCA clearly delineates each of its three galleries with a theme: art, history and science. 

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Oakland Museum of California

Lake Merritt (Oakland)
Asian Art Museum

As the home to one of the largest collections of Asian art in the world, the Asian Art Museum holds more than 18,000 pieces spanning, fittingly, the largest continent in the world. 

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Asian Art Museum

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Need to hear inspiration? Listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, writers and musicians at the AAMLO’s incredible oral history collection. 

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African American Museum and Library at Oakland

12th St. Oakland City Center
Contemporary Jewish Museum

When you’ve come to a massive blue cube that sits slanted against a brick building, you’ve arrived at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of downtown San Francisco. 

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Contemporary Jewish Museum

Powell St. (SF)
Children’s Creativity Museum

This is where you can bring the kids for a multifaceted hands-on experience in arts, crafts, tech and pure play. 

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