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Sunday, March 13

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents
Sunday, March 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents

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 ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, March 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Friday, March 18

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, March 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Saturday, March 19

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, March 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Friday, March 25

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, March 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Please note, this event is now on the fourth Friday of the month.

Friday, April 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, April 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Wednesday, April 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, April 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Thursday, April 7

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
First Thursday

Every first Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a song, a ...

Saturday, April 9

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, April 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

Friday, April 15

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

Saturday, April 16

DogFest 2016: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2016: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2016 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco. The details change a bit every year, but expect to watch doggies compete for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Ears, Best Bark and more, ...

Friday, April 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Thursday, May 5

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Friday, May 6

Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland
Friday, May 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland

On the First Fridays of February, May, August, October and December 2016, Emeryville Taiko will be hosting free, hands-on taiko drumming classes at 7 pm and 8 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots in the religious ...

Sunday, May 8

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2016 | SF
Sunday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2016 | SF
The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, 2016 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers).

Friday, August 5

Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland

On the First Fridays of February, May, August, October and December 2016, Emeryville Taiko will be hosting free, hands-on taiko drumming classes at 7 pm and 8 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots in the religious ...

Friday, October 7

Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland

On the First Fridays of February, May, August, October and December 2016, Emeryville Taiko will be hosting free, hands-on taiko drumming classes at 7 pm and 8 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots in the religious ...

Friday, December 2

Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland
Friday, December 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland

On the First Fridays of February, May, August, October and December 2016, Emeryville Taiko will be hosting free, hands-on taiko drumming classes at 7 pm and 8 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots in the religious ...