California’s top museums demonstrate how the spirit of innovation has always thrived here. Some began as private art collections—such as the Getty Center in Los Angeles and The Crocker in Sacramento—while others, like the Oakland Museum of California, help bring the state’s history to life. For almost any interest you’ll find an institution that explores it, from the hands-on fun at The Tech Interactive in San Jose to two presidential libraries and the mind-blowing 17 museums within San Diego’s Balboa Park.
19 Cool California Museums
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