The M. H. de Young Museum sites atop the site of the old museum which was severely damaged in San Francisco earthquake of 1989. The building depicts this fracture not only in it's form, but also in...
For most, the new museum is beautiful piece of architecture in a beautiful location. I highly recommend visiting the tower observation deck. On a non-foggy day, some amazing views of San Francisco can be seen from here.
The price can be expensive, but admission is good for both the De Young and the Legion of Honor if both are visited the same day. Try to go on the first Tuesday of the month when it’s free (there may be a charge for special exhibitions).