San Francisco, California's Asian Art Museum is one of the largest western museums devoted solely to Asian art. The museum allows visitors to get a glimpse of Asia without buying a plane ticket. 6,000 years of history are on the walls at this museum due to the art on display. The art comes from 7 different regions, thus numerous cultures of Asia.
Operating hours are Tuesday through Wednesday 10am to 5pm, Friday through Sunday 10am to 5pm, and closed on Monday. Thursday hours can vary depending on the time of year, staying open until 9pm through the summer. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $7 for college students and youths 13 to 17. Children under 12 or a SFUSD student are free. Tickets can be a little more when a special exhibit is ongoing. For example Shanghai is an exhibit for 2010. To see the traveling exhibit and the rest of the museum it is $5 more per entry.
The collection has over 17,000 objects including things like tiny jade statues, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, and porcelains. Each room of the museum has a specific theme for the gallery to show off the earliest pieces through more modern exhibits.