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Monday, August 21

Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF
Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF

The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. On August 21, 2017, the moon will completely block out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina, in the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States …

Friday, August 25

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Friday, September 1

2017 Art Break Day | SF Bay Area
Friday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Art Break Day | SF Bay Area

Take a break from your day to be creative and make your own art using free art supplies in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, Martinez and communities nationwide on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Art Break Day is a free community art event where the public is provided the opportunity …

Saturday, September 2

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, September 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Sunday, September 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Saturday, September 16

2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day

Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September.
2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 9 am to noon
All Over California
FREE
Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, …

Saturday, September 23

Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Saturday, September 30

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Thursday, October 5

2017 Blood Moon Over San Francisco
Thursday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Blood Moon Over San Francisco

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:40 UTC on October 5, 2017.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon because …

Saturday, October 7

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2017
Saturday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2017

October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., …

Sunday, October 8

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Saturday, October 21

Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Saturday, October 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley's Comet's Debris

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to flame in the sky. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come …

Saturday, November 4

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, November 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Sunday, November 5

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Saturday, November 11

2017 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Saturday, November 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs

Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 7 meteors per hour. The North and South Taurids combine, however, to provide a nice sprinkling of meteors throughout …

Friday, November 17

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2017
Friday, November 17 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2017

The Leonids is an average shower, producing an average of up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak.
Fortunately, in 2017, there is no moon to light up the peak night of the Leonid shower. In 2017, the Leonids are expected to fall most abundantly …

Saturday, December 2

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Sunday, December 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | December 3
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC on December 3, 2017.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold …

Wednesday, December 13

2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak nights of the 2017 Geminid meteor shower are expected mid-evening December 13 until ...

Saturday, January 6

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...


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