I maintain that anybody who deliberately takes a child into San Fransicko should be jailed for child abuse.
The Exploritorium is a great place to take kids.
So is the Aquarium and one other place I can’t remember the name of.
The rest not so much.
Visits to the De Young, the Symphony, the Ballet, the Maritime Museum, the Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Opera, the Asian Art Museum... They're good and well worth a visit.
The exposure to the sickos along the way is part of educating them why theirs is a lifestyle to be avoided. The kids recoil all on their own. Keeping it a dark mystery can make it an attraction later on. Bad idea.