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Friday, August 7

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, August 7 – 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, August 7 – 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: ...

Saturday, August 8

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, August 8 – 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 ...

Sunday, August 16

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
The Sunday Streets route includes Mission St between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave. The Excelsior Arts and Music Festival will take place in conjunction with Sunday Streets, so there will be plenty of activity! Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event. Stay tuned for details on all ...

Saturday, August 22

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 22 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game ends, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Tuesday, August 25

Free National Park Day | 2015
Tuesday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Park Day | 2015
In honor of the National Parks Service’s birthday, get free admission (and your parking fees waved) at all the National Parks around the United States including Muir Woods and Yosemite on August 25.

Saturday, September 5

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, September 5 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game ends, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sunday, September 13

CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo

Get up close to playful otters, bobcats, and other furry and scaled creatures at CuriOdyssey’s Free Community Day. CuriOdyssey is a science and wildlife center for kids that fosters interest in science. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days provide the opportunity for families to experience CuriOdyssey, free ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Offical City Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Western Addition
The Western Addition Sunday Streets gives you the opportunity to explore Fillmore and Fulton Streets by foot, or bike. Moving at a bit of a slower place, you will find all kinds of hidden gems along this route. From local art, great views of the ...

Sunday, September 20

2015 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2015
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 35th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Saturday, September 26

Free National Park Day | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Park Day | Yosemite and Muir Woods
In honor of National Public Lands Day, get free admission to all of the National Parks.

Sunday, September 27

Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15
Exploratorium invites you to a rare free community day (there’s only five a year) as they collaborate with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to celebrate Engineering Day/ Día de la Ingeniería from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Sunday, October 11

Exploratorium Free Day: Founder’s Day 2015 | SF
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Founder's Day 2015 | SF
The Exploratorium will celebrate their Founder’s Day on Sunday, October 11, 2015 by offering free admission to the museum for all visitors.

Sunday, October 18

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party: Final of 2015 | Mission District
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
The final Sunday Streets of 2015 will take place on Valencia St from 26th St to McCoppin Hub Plaza. Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event. Stay tuned for activities and details closer to the event.

Saturday, October 31

15th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena
Saturday, October 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
15th Annual
Our 15th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults. Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the Hoopla features live music, clowns, a mysterious palm reader, and fun games and prizes. Bring your camera for the Ghoulish Photo ...

Wednesday, November 11

Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2015
Wednesday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2015
In honor of Veterans Day, get free admission to all of the National Parks.

Sunday, December 6

Exploratorium Free Day: Winter Holiday | Pier 15
Sunday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Winter Holiday | Pier 15
Come visit the Exploratorium on December 6 (Winter HoliDay) when we open our doors to the public for free on Saturday, December 6, 2015.