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Bechtel Central Gallery & Outdoor Gallery

Bechtel Central Gallery
Bechtel Central Gallery & Outdoor Gallery

Experiment with light and vision, sound, and hearing inside, and explore winds, tides, and natural phenomena outside.

Designed for exploring sights, sounds, and perception itself, the Central Gallery is the setting for our physics and perception installations. The expansive and flexible gallery is our largest single space and is well suited to strolling receptions or dining and dancing among interactive exhibits.

The Outdoor Gallery is an open-air space with wonderful views of the San Francisco city skyline, including Coit Tower and the Bank of America Building. Watch shifting winds and tides, explore the Fog Bridge, reveal hidden life, observe human behavior, and find new ways to notice the places we inhabit. 


GallerySquare FootageSeated Dining CapacityStanding Reception Capacity
Central Gallery20,0005001,200
Outdoor Gallery15,000300500

*Capacities subject to change