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Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Saturday, September 1, 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.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, East Bay, Free Museum Day, North Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, South Bay

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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9:00 am   Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
All Day   48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday  FREE
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All Day   2018 Free Fishing Day | SF  FREE
10:00 am   Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
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.
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10:00 am   The 2nd Annual Morgan Hill Blues Festival | Morgan Hill  FREE*
*Donations welcome at the event
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All Day   “Festac” Labor Day Weekend Art & Culture Block Party | Oakland  FREE*
*RSVP Required
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1:00 pm   Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF  FREE
1:00 pm   Mark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live! in the Castro  FREE
1:30 pm   First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF  FREE
2:00 pm   Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | The Presidio  FREE
2:00 pm   San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
5:00 pm   Summer Beats Free Concert Final Day: Sun Kings | Alameda  FREE
6:00 pm   2018 Salsa Festival on Fillmore | SF  FREE
6:30 pm   Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pm   Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE
9:05 pm   Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland  FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
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