Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year.
So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof of residency, you can save yourself $34.95 and visit the museum for free. Read the full rules.
The Rules: Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency (so you may not bring out of town guests for free; they still have to pay).
The following items or combinations are acceptable:
- A driver’s license or state ID card
- Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date
- Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement
- Letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box).
- Only residents from the zip codes invited on the designated dates will be admitted free of charge.
Neighborhood Free Days
California Academy of Sciences
2014 Fall Dates | Neighborhood Free Days
Sep. 26, 27, 28
Neighborhoods: Mission, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Castro, Cole Valley, Haight, Glen Park, St. Francis Wood, & Lake Merced
Zip Codes: 94110, 94114, 94117, 94127, 94131, & 94132
Oct. 3, 4, 5
Neighborhoods: Parkside & Sunset
Zip Codes: 94116 & 94122
Oct. 17, 18, 19
Neighborhoods: Richmond, Seacliff, Presidio, Western Addition, Chinatown, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, & Marina
Zip Codes: 94108, 94109, 94115, 94118, 94121, 94123, 94129, & 94133
Oct. 24, 25, 26
Neighborhoods: Hayes Valley, Tenderloin, Downtown, SoMa, Treasure Island, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview-Hunters Point, Ingelside-Excelsior, & Visitacion Valley
Zip Codes: 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94112, 94124, 94130, 94134, & 94158
9:30 am to 5 pm
11 am to 5 pm