The Contemporary Jewish Museum is located at 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA in the Yerba Buena Gardens district. The contemporary museum does not have any permanent collections; instead it displays an array of exhibits throughout the year. The museum uses its exhibits and programs to expose people of all ages and backgrounds to contemporary views on Jewish culture, ideas, art and history.
The museum's exhibit program covers a wide variety of artistic genres and media. Historic and contemporary objects, film and music as well as lectures, literary reading and other live performances are just some of the offerings of the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Several free public tours of the museum's architecture and exhibits are offered at a first come, first serve basis. Private tours are available by request and must be made at least two weeks in advance.
The Jewish museum is open on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays. Other features of the museum include an auditorium, a café, a museum store and a multi-purpose event space. There are several parking garages within walking distance of the museum and it is accessible