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Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Every 1st Saturday
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 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

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

2019 Dates
January 5th & 6th
February 2nd & 3rd
March 2nd & 3rd
April 6th & 7th
May 4th & 5th
June 1st & 2nd
July 6th & 7th
August 3rd & 4th
September 7th & 8th
October 5th & 6th
November 2nd & 3rd
December 7th & 8th

Please contact each museum for hours as some museums are not open both Saturdays or Sundays or on holidays.

Participating Museums (updated December 2018)

San Francisco
– Contemporary Jewish Museum – Select Dates
– 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
– Powerhouse Science Center – Discovery Campus

Participating museums may change at any time. Please check bankofamerica.com for the latest roster of museums.

– Updated 12/18/18 – Event info last checked via website


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

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