Cartoon Art Museum

655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) CAR-TOON

(415) 227-8666

First Toonsdays

The first Tuesday of every calendar month is “Pay What You Wish Day.”

Happening @ CAM



Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm
Closed Monday and on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The first Tuesday of every month is Pay What You Wish Day.  Please note: Groups of 10 or more may not come to the museum on the first Tuesday of any month.

The Cartoon Art Museum is Moving

After 14 years at 655 Mission Street, the Cartoon Art Museum will close its doors on Saturday, September 12, 2015 to prepare for a move to a new location. The museum, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, began preparing last year for the closure and is now searching for a new long-term home.

Please come visit us during our normal hours until then, and check back for more information on our new future space.


(Please note: our admission prices have recently changed)

$8 – Adults
$6 – Students & Seniors
$4 – Children (ages 6 – 12)
FREE – Children (age 5 & under)


The Cartoon Art Museum aims to make its facilities, exhibitions, and programs available to all visitors. The entrance is on street level and all galleries are fully wheelchair-accessible. An elevator allows guests to access the offices and library on the second floor. Visually impaired individuals may arrange for a docent tour.


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The Cartoon Art Museum, at 655 Mission Street between New Montgomery and Third Streets, is around the corner from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a dozen other museums which comprise the Yerba Buena Gardens cultural district of San Francisco’s South of Market area.

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