3 Kid-Friendly Museums in San Francisco

San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California. Photo by Aaron Kato on Unsplash

A trip to California is incomplete if you don’t make a stop in San Francisco, and this city truly has something in store for everyone. If you’re going there with your entire family, there are many kid-friendly spots worth checking out—including these three hands-on museums.


If your little ones have a soft spot for science and technology, this interactive museum will be their cup of tea. Exploratorium has been described as a scientific funhouse and an experimental laboratory rolled into one, and you can explore around 1,000 participatory exhibits on its premises.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Are you a huge Disney fan and want to do a deep dive into the company’s history while in California? The Walt Disney Family Museum is the place to be! This museum is dedicated to celebrating the life of the company’s founder through hands-on exhibits and original artwork.

Museum of Ice Cream

Instagram-friendly museums are thriving around the world, and the Museum of Ice Cream was one of the very first to start this trend. This pastel-colored, interactive museum is themed around ice cream, and you can find everything from picture-perfect displays to café with ice cream tastings on its premises.