Museums in Palo Alto, CA


Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95 $24.95

Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$60 $29

Two or Four Adult Tickets or One-Year Family Membership to Oakland Aviation Museum (50% Off)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

$40 $20

$30 for Armory Tour for Two at SF Armory (Up to $50 Value)

SF Armory

Mission

Employees lead 90-minute tours for guests aged 18 & older through five floors of historic armory & elaborate adult-film sets

$50 $30

Individual or Family Membership, or Admission for Two Adults at Museum of Craft and Design (Up to 51% Off)

Museum of Craft and Design

Central East San Francisco

Rotating museum exhibits feature design and crafts from contemporary artists; workshops help kids and adults practice the maker ethos

$45 $22

Museum Visit for Two or Four with Poster at The Beat Museum (Up to 61% Off)

The Beat Museum

North Beach

Artifacts and stories from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation figures populate museum

$31 $12

Admission for 2, 4, 6, or Up to 15 at The GLBT History Museum (Up to 52% Off)

The GLBT History Museum

San Francisco

Encompassing 100 years of the city’s GLBT history, the museum includes sections on drag culture, radical activists, and the AIDS epidemic

$20 $10

Admission for Up to Four or Six to HAHS Museum of History & Culture (Up to 50% Off)

HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Hayward

Peruse the artifacts and stories that transport you to the past of the Hayward area, including San Lorenzo and Castro Valley

$20 $12

Up to 24% Off Whale Watching at Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Moss Landing

From the merchant: Welcome aboard Sea Goddess, the premier whale watching vessel in the whale watching Capital of the World - Monterey.

$45 $34

One or Two Groupons, Each for Two Tickets, Two Popcorns, and Two Sodas at BlueLight Cinemas (Up to 53% Off)

Bluelight Cinemas

Cupertino

Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn feeds movie fans during second-run flicks projected in theaters with DTS and Dolby surround sound

$37 $22

"Fifty Shades of Men, Cuffs 'N Collars The Show" on July 27-28 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

"Fifty Shades of Men, Cuffs 'N Collars The Show"

Multiple Locations

Chippendales tour alumni steam and shake their way through a high-energy show

$23 $15

Go San Francisco Card All-Inclusive 2-Day Pass includes admission to 25+ attractions for 2 days. Pay Nothing at Gate.

Go City Card

Online Deal

Get admission to 25+ attractions for one low price. Save up to 55% vs. paying at the gate. Pass is valid for 2 calendar days in a row

$60 $55.80

Magic and Dinner Show With Dan Chan Magic Man

Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Vallco Park South

$40 $25.25

Two-Hour Alcatraz & Golden Gate Bridge Bay Cruise for One or Two from Angel Island Tiburon Ferry (33% Off)

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Tiburon

Guests take two hour narrated cruises with history about the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island

$60 $39.99

"The Life of the Party"

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage

Old Mountain View

$59 $27.50

Go San Diego Card All-Inclusive 2-Day Pass includes admission to 40+ attractions for 2 days. Pay Nothing at The Gate.

Go City Card

Online Deal

Get admission to 40+ attractions for one low price. Save up to 55% vs. paying at the gate. Pass is valid for 2 calendar days in a row

$110 $99

International Dance Festival Silicon Valley: Festival Concert - Sunday August 14, 2016 / 5:00pm

Mountain View Masonic Center

Downtown Mountain View

$20 $16

$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Flight for One with Champagne Toast from Wine Country Balloons ($235 Value)

Wine Country Balloons

Santa Rosa

FAA-certified pilots lift passengers on a gentle flight above California’s breathtaking vineyards and farmland; includes champagne toast

$235 $179

"Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Central Middle School

Howard Park

$19 $13

One or Two Scavenger Hunt Tours from Puzzling Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Puzzling Adventures

Multiple Locations

Explore the city via an adventure combining the fun of a scavenger hunt with the information of a self-guided tour

$49.99 $29

Daytime Mansion Tour

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester

$26 $17

"La Cage Aux Folles"

Victoria Theatre

Mission

$50 $26.50

"Little Shop of Horrors"

Victoria Theatre

Mission

$40 $25.25

$89 for a Tour of Muir Woods or Wine Country for One at Napa Valley Wine Country Tours ($110 Value)

Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

Multiple Locations

Explore the redwoods of Muir Woods or the wineries of Napa and Sonoma during day-long tours

$110 $89

Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" with Book and/or Nutcracker on December 20, at 4 p.m.

Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker"

Flint Center

Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$84.65 $39

$45 for a Three-Hour Walking Food Tour of North Beach or Mission from Sidewalk Food Tours ($60 Value)

Sidewalk Food Tours

Multiple Locations

Guides share facts about local history and culture while participants taste pizza, truffles, and other treats from mom-and-pop shops

$60 $45

"Rock of Ages" Musical (January 25—December 30)

"Rock of Ages"

Rock of Ages Theater at Rio Las Vegas

A small town girl and a city boy set out to save rock ‘n’ roll in uproarious musical

$109.26 $75

"WaistWatchers The Musical!" (August 3–September 3)

"WaistWatchers: The Musical!"

Del Valle Theatre

Broadway standards and Top 40 singles get a gut-busting parody treatment in a musical about four women bonding in a weight-loss program

$76 $48

"The Box"

Z Space

Mission

$35 $22.50

VIP Tickets to Bay Area Dinner Show Magic and Variety Performance for One or Two (Up to 42% Off)

Bay Area Dinner Show

Vallco Park South

Take an up-close seat as Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

$100 $60

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  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
    Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo in Palo Alto offers animals like lions and tigers and bears. With so many animals to explore, you'll spend the entire day. It's certainly time you stopped reading about this museum with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite. Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this museum. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1451 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA US
  • Museum of American Heritage
    For a first-class collection of culture, be sure to check out the work on display at Palo Alto's Museum of American Heritage. Be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this museum just as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    351 Homer Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA US
  • Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
    Cantor Arts Center Stanford University exhibits the finest Stanford has to offer in their terrific museum. Check out this museum's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad. At Cantor Arts Center Stanford University, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
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    328 Lomita Drive
    Stanford, CA US
  • Los Altos History Museum
    From well-known pieces to local pieces, Los Altos History Museum in Los Altos houses a wide array of fine pieces. What's a fine museum without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this museum. At Los Altos History Museum, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
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    51 South San Antonio Road
    Los Altos, CA US
  • Moffett Field Historical Society
    Since opening in 1933, Moffett Field has seen aircraft from the Army Air Corps, the Navy, NASA, and the National Guard land safely. It's famous Hangar One is one of the largest free-standing structures in the world, and the field holds the distinction of acting as the site where the nation's last rigid airship, the USS Macon was built. In 1994, the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum was built to commemorate this historic field and capture its heritage. Here, guests traverse exhibits that highlight the role of the airfield in the nation's military history. Permanent Collection: thirteen exhibits, organized by historical era Eye Catcher: a scale-model recreation of the USS Macon, the nation's last rigid airship, built in Hangar One Mainstay: the NASA exhibit, complete with equipment from experimental flights, wind-tunnel tests, and aviation flight simulation Don't Miss: the flight uniforms from WWII through today—including a display dedicated to women who served Hands-On Exhibits: kids and grownups can climb into P-3 and Harrier VTOL cockpits to get a sense of what it was like to fly these aircraft Pro Tip: ask staff for a tour from a docent, whose encyclopedic knowledge about the facility's history—along with, in many cases, experience in aeronautics—enriches the experience
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    Severyns Ave Bldg 126
    Mountain View, CA US
  • Computer History Museum
    Silicon Valley. Analog computers. Artificial intelligence. The Computer History Museum chronicles the 2,000-plus year history of computing. The exhibits include a range of displays that introduce guests to ancient devices, the first computers from the 1940s and 50s, and examples of contemporary mobile computing. During visits, interactive exhibits invite players to compete in a game of pong or relay the stories of the first computer pioneers. The online exhibits detail the history of computer chess, marketing the computer revolution, and reflect back on this day in computer history. The museum also displays a fully-functioning Charles Babbage’s first automatic computing machine—the Babbage Engine, which he designed in 1834, though it wasn’t built until more than a century later—giving visitors a rare glimpse into the evolution computing.
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    1401 N Shoreline Blvd
    Mountain View, CA US

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