Cartoon Art Museum

San Francisco, CA

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Address: 781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA How do we get there? Number: 415 227 8666
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About this activity

Who doesn't love cartoons? The Cartoon Art Museum is the ONLY museum in the western USA that is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms! Sounds great to us!

This unique San Francisco museum over its lifetime has produced nearly 200 exhibits that focus on topics ranging from politics, to sports, to Latino culture and even children's literature. They have even produced more than 20 publications that celebrate and examine the diversity of cartoon art across animation, comics, graphic novels and more!

Over the years they have showcased exhibits from hundreds of incredible artists, including Dr Seuss, Kate Beaton, Dan DeCarlo and Chuck Jones.

Because the exhibits within the Cartoon Art Museum change, you can always go back and see new and unique artists and pieces of artwork. For those creative kids, or future artists in the family, it's an invaluable experience, because they can be exposed to so many types of art, and drawing, and techniques and colors.

The Cartoon Museum of Art also offer programs and classes where kids can actually LEARN to draw and understand the various styles - amazing!

It's time to get creative kids, because this family day out in San Francisco is ALL about cartoons, how fun is that?

Activity location


The Cartoon Art Museum is located at 781 Beach Street, San Francisco, on historic Fisherman’s Wharf, just steps away from Ghiradelli Square, Hyde Street Pier, and the Cable Car turnaround, with an impressive view of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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How much does it cost?






$4 (Ages 6 to 12)



$7 San Francisco residents, $6 for students, seniors, military, educators with ID


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5 years


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Cartoon Art Museum FAQ’s

The first Tuesday of every month is Pay What You Wish Day! So if you have a lower income or budget, you don't have to miss out

Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit - there are so many places in the region!

The first Tuesday of every month is our Pay What You Wish Day!

Stop by the Museum Store where you can pick up books, prints, art work and more!

Educational groups who schedule their visit to the Cartoon Art Museum in advance receive a 50% discount on admission. They offer this rate to educational, recreational, after-school, and summer camp groups who schedule their group visit with the museum at least two weeks in advance. Just email [email protected]

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the museum and exhibits

Cartoon Camp is a great way for kids to learn the basics of art and master those skills!

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