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Cartoon Art Museum

Cartoon Art Museum
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Price: $5-$10
The first Tuesday of each month is "Pay What You Wish" day.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Cartoon Art Museum

Cartoon Collection

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
655 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 415 227 8666


Home to 6,000 original pieces in total, San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum is considered the only museum in the western US dedicated solely to the art of cartoons. Today the museum is located in the artsy neighborhood of Yerba Buena Gardens, but the museum's roots began in 1984 when a group of cartoon artists began to exhibit their work around the city at various venues and galleries. In 1987, the famed Charles M. Schulz, who created Peanuts, offered the group an endowment to establish the museum. In its 20 years, the museum has offered over 100 exhibits and 20 publications, all focused on cartoon art. In addition to displaying both historical and contemporary examples of cartoon art, the museum offers classes in cartooning and hosts a variety of special events and benefits throughout the year.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 11am-5pm, Tues-Sun
Notes: The museum is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Visit Time: 1hr-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: $5-$10
Price Notes: The first Tuesday of each month is "Pay What You Wish" day.
Payment Types: Traveler Checks, VISA, MASTERCARD


Indoor with climate control.
Restrictions: Eat before you come, as no outside food is allowed in. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the words will have to do in this case—no cameras allowed. As tempted as you may be to add to that vacation footage, keep the video camera in the case—they're not permitted here.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Subway Taxi Walking
Notes: Parking is difficult in this area. The museum is only one block down from Market, so any of the MUNI buses or trolleys will get you within a block or two of where you need to be.
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: The 5th and Mission Parking Garage, which is the largest parking lot in San Francisco, is located near the museum.

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