Top 45 Museums

Academy of Natural Science, Philladelphia, PA

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum and art school.

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
Just under the North tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, the nationally recognized Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor children’s museum for children ages 6 months to 8 years that offers hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events and cultural festivals… all with a focus on fun!

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The BAM + PFA at the University of California offers a website with extensive exhibition information including online catalogs with images and audio artist interviews, a database of over 12,000 film notes on world cinema, searchable art and film collection guides, an interactive multimedia guide to modern art for kids and more.

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Largest municipal museum in the Southeast. Permanent collection of 22,000 works of art dating from ancient to modern times, from cultures across the globe. Highlights include Asian, European and American collections, outdoor sculpture garden, Wedgwood, Kress Collection. Terrace cafe, museum store.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of the largest art institutions in the United States, with collections in Ancient Egyptian art and American Painting & Sculpture that are considered among the world’s finest. One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects and represents almost every culture.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is widely regarded as America’s finest western museum. Located in northwestern Wyoming, 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park’s East Gate, the Center features a library and four internationally acclaimed museums under one roof.

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, OH

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, VA
Historic capital of 18th century Virginia.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s web site contains an astonishing database of over 65,000 images from the permanent collection. It also contains museum information on important exhibitions, tours, the collection, etc.

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film, Rochester, NY
George Eastman House is the foremost museum of photography in the world.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, ??
Includes images of contemporary art, a decorative arts collection, American and European painting, African art, folk art, and photography.

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Natural history, anthropology, art, and natural/cultural history of Illinois.

Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) is the public science museum and research center for K-12 education at the University of California, Berkeley. LHS offers hands-on science exhibits, discovery laboratories, computer labs, planetarium shows, after-school classes and summer camps, family workshops, special events, school programs and teacher education. Science and mathematics teaching materials and curricula developed at LHS are used in schools across the U.S. and worldwide.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
The Met. One of the largest art museums in the world.

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, GA
Ancient Americas, Egypt and Near East; prints and drawings; Asia; Greece and Rome; sub-Saharan African.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, ??
Established in 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum features 20,000 works from ancient objects to recent art. A 125,000-square-foot,.

Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
The official Mingei International Museum of World Folk Arts and Crafts presents an extensive photo collection of current and past exhibitions.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota. Fine arts museum, MN

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
African and Asian Collection Gallery, Altmayer American Gallery, Katherine C. Cochrane Gallery of American Fine Art,Maisel European Gallery, Riddick Glass Gallery are First floor Parmanent Collecion

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
An award-winning site that offers general information about the Museum’s exhibitions listings, interactive subsites, a preview of collections and more.

Museo De Las Americas, Denver, CO
The purpose and mission of the Museo de las Américas is to foster understanding and appreciation for the achievements of the Latino people of the Americas by collecting, preserving and interpreting the diverse art, history and cultures of this region from ancient times to the present.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
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Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
A general art museum comprising objects from ancient times to the present, and all cultures, with special emphasis on Chinese art and English ceramics from the 17th century.

Newseum, Arlington, VA
The Newseum, the world’s only interactive news museum, takes visitors behind the scenes to see and experience how and why news is made. At the Newseum, visitors can be television announcers or reporters; relive the great news stories of all time though multimedia exhibits, unique artifacts, and news memorabilia; and see today’s news as it happens on a block-long video news wall.

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
One of the largest regional museums in the country, devoted exclusively to Californian art, history and ecology. The Oakland Museum of California maintains and hosts the USA Museums list that you are currently browsing!

Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH
The Ohio Historical Society conducts a range of activities related to interpreting, collecting and preserving the state’s heritage.

Oregon State Archives Online Exhibit, Salem, OR
This online exhibit of Oregon history features over 100 separate Web pages and nearly 250 images. The exhibit interprets Oregon history primarily through documents and images held by the Oregon State Archives. Topics include prohibition in Oregon, a notorious prison escape, colorful Oregon trademarks, and more. A new exhibit is added every two months.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, founded in 1876, is unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of a full range of fine and applied arts from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Spanning over 2,000 years, the collections include masterpieces of painting, sculpture, prints, and drawings displayed with a wide range of furniture, silver, glasswork, architectural elements, and entire furnished rooms from historic houses.

Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX
Contemporary art, architecture and design.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, ??
With over 20,000 works of art housed in a spectacular Mario-Botta designed building, SFMOMA is a jewel of the West Coast art scene. In addition to permanent exhibitions displaying everything from Matisse to Rauschenberg to Cindy Sherman, the museum is also a site for thrilling temporary exhibitions, such as Degas to Picasso, an exploration of the relationship between 14 modern masters and the camera, and Seeing Time, a collection of important video art.

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The permanent collection of 1,200 twentieth-century artworks focuses on post-1980 Bay Area artists. SJMA offers exhibitions, education programs, publications, the Museum Art School, and extensive outreach programs which are designed to increase awareness of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art in the Bay Area and beyond.

Shrine to Music Museum, University of South Dakota, SD

Sixth Floor Museum, John F. Kennedy and the memory of a Nation, TX
The Museum is located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository over looking Dealey Plaza at the site of the Kennedy assassination.

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Among the 30,000 works in our collection are paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, glassware, silver, furniture, ceramics, textiles, ritual arts, and drawings. Our collection spans the centuries from ancient Egypt to the present. One of only two permanent structures remaining from the 1904 World’s Fair, The Saint Louis Art Museum is in a spectacular setting atop Art Hill in Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

St. Louis Science Center, Missouri, ??

University of Missouri, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, MO
The Museum’s collection, over 13,000 objects, is strong in classical art and archaeology, as well as European and American art from the 15th c. to the present. This site includes exhibit information, a virtual exhibit of Roman Coins and an extensive museum education page.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthroplogy, Philadelphia, PA
Has sponsored over 300 expeditions around the world and have artifacts from every inhabited continent.

Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
The Walters Art Gallery is a public art museum located in Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon Cultural District. Its permanent collection ranges from ancient to medieval art and manuscripts to decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. Established by father and son collectors William and Henry Walters, the Walters Art Gallery is recognized internationally as one of the foremost art museums in the United States.

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
The YCBA holds one of the most comprehensive collections of British Art outside of London. The Center places special emphasis on art from the 17th Century to the present.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, CT
Over 11 million specimens/objects from the curatorial disciplines of Anthropology, Botany, Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Paleobotany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Mineralogy, Historical Scientific Instruments, Meteorites.

ZEUM, San Francisco, CA
Zeum is an innovative arts and technology museum where kids and families combine hands-on experiences with the power of their imaginations to create movies, music, art and more! Stop by to create a clay animation, produce and star in a music video, or experiment with digital art. Summer Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11am ? 5pm. School Year Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11am ? 5pm. (415)777-2800begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (415)777-2800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting