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Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.

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Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Bank of America

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month.

This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum of California.

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
First weekend of each month
FREE but a Bank of America credit or debit card is required

Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events

2018 Dates
January 6th & 7th
February 3rd & 4th
March 3rd & 4th
April 7th & 8th
May 5th & 6th
June 2nd & 3rd
July 7th & 8th
August 4th & 5th
September 1st & 2nd
October 6th & 7th
November 3rd & 4th
December 1st & 2nd

Please contact each museum for hours as some museums are not open both Saturdays or Sundays or on holidays.

Participating Museums (updated January 2018)

San Francisco
– Contemporary Jewish Museum
– de Young Museum (Permanent galleries only) 
– Legion of Honor  (Permanent galleries only) 

Oakland
– Oakland Museum of California

San Jose
– San Jose Museum of Art
– The Tech Museum of Innovation

Mountain View
– Computer History Museum

Sacramento
– Crocker Art Museum
– The California Museum

Participating museums may change at any time. Please check bankofamerica.com for the latest roster of museums.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

9:00 am   National Trails Day 2018: Volunteer Outdoors | Bay Area  FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event.
9:00 am   52nd Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest | Alameda  FREE*
*Free; registration to participate is from 9-11 am.
9:00 am   Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 am   First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
All Day   2018 Union Street Music Festival | SF  FREE
All Day   The 44th Annual Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival | Saturday  FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Eventbrite
10:00 am   Biggest Little Air Show | San Carlos  FREE*
*Free to watch the air show from outside the Museum grounds. Tix are $16 (adults), $11 (seniors & youth) to access the entire event.
10:00 am   Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park  FREE
10:00 am   Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  FREE*
*Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended but not required.
All Day   Annual Epiphyllum Flower Show | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Free with RSVP
All Day   Hello Kitty Truck In Walnut Creek | Broadway Plaza  FREE*
*Free admission, bring money for other purchases
All Day   Bank of America Free Museum Weekend  FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 am   “Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
10:00 am   Win Tix: Exploratorium’s Epic New Summer Show “Inflatable” | Pier 15  WIN
All Day   OminoDay 2018: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF  FREE
All Day   2018 San Jose Greek Festival | Saturday  FREE*
*Free when you present the Free Admission Coupon. Otherwise, $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free to children under 12.
11:00 am   Win Tix: The SF Hunt: A Dope Citywide Scavenger Hunt | SF  WIN*
*Currently $28 with Funcheap code - the price goes up on the 1st of every month!
11:00 am   5th Annual Environmental Show on Climate Change | Final Day  FREE
11:00 am   Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF  FREE*
*Please check with your local store for the time of the event. Valid at Peet’s retail locations only. Excludes Capital One, airport, supermarket, BART and other licensed locations. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only on specific coffees, teas, and merchandise featured in the tasting event. No cash value and no rain checks. Valid Saturday from 11:00AM–12:00pm only.
11:30 am   Win Tix: Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Project & BBQ Bash | Presidio  WIN*
*$25 Give Back tickets, $40 Kick Back Only Early-Bird, $50 Kick Back Only General Price
All Day   2018 Berkeley World Music Festival & Crafts Bazaar | Downtown Berkeley  FREE
12:00 pm   Fillmore Summerfest Kick-Off 2018: Blues & BBQ Bash | SF  FREE
12:30 pm   Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands  FREE
1:00 pm   2018 Juneteenth Capoeria Performance | Oakland  FREE
1:00 pm   “Suavs Shoes” Debut Party & Free Cocktails | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP, bring cash for purchase.
1:00 pm   Parlor Tricks: Roots Rock & Industrial Ragtime | Live! in the Castro  FREE
1:00 pm   ChoreoFest: Yerba Buena Gardens | SF  FREE
1:00 pm   “Suavs Shoes” Debut Party & Free Cocktails | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free with RSVP, bring cash for purchase.
1:30 pm   First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF  FREE
5:00 pm   Ocean Beach Bonfire Night | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   2018 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose  FREE
6:30 pm   Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pm   The Bad Art Gallery: The Worst Thrifted Art in the Bay | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pm   Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF  FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm   Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pm   Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:00 pm   “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF  FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
9:00 pm   Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa  $5
9:00 pm   Win Tix: When Doves Cry: The Prince Tribute Show | Great American Music Hall  WIN
9:00 pm   Win Tix: Johnny Marr: Iconic U.K. Guitarist from The Smiths | August Hall  WIN
10:00 pm   No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10
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