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Worth the effort

This is a wonderful little museum. You can visit it if you do not have a flight to catch as it is... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Sonora, California
Radios, Radios Everywhere

During a recent 5-hour layover at SFO, I discovered that its museum has a new exhibition past... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Tucson, Arizona
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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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San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Departure Level, Pre-Security, San Bruno, CA 94128
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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

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

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

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 15 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

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 22 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

Thank mini
Reviewed 6 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

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

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Since the hotel we were staying at had a shuttle to the airport we used it to go to the SFO Museum that is in the International Terminal . There are various parts of the museum spread throughout the airport. We spent our time in...More

Thank ReddyBro
Reviewed 11 December 2016

When we were at the San Francisco international terminal, we went to see the new exhibits at the SFO Museum. This time the two were: 1) A Modern Approach - It was an exhibit of mid-century design. 2) From Print to Plate - This was...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was a nice surprise, we wandered in and found the fashion in flight exhibit. It was a nice trip down memory lane. Very well done. It's a shame we don't have more pride in how we look these days.

Thank Lionel P
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