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Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Every 1st Saturday
Saturday, June 1, 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, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (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 and Oakland Museum of California.

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
First weekend of each month
FREE but a Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust 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 (It’s not clear if this list is updated for 2019 yet)

San Francisco
– Contemporary Jewish Museum – Select Dates – typically only December – check site
– 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 4/1/19 – 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

Saturday, June 1, 2019

8:00 am   2019 Free Rowing Lesson Day on Lake Merritt | Oakland  FREE
9:00 am   National Trails Day 2019: Volunteer Outdoors | Bay Area  FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event.
9:00 am   Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 am   First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
All Day   Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All Day   Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All Day   Rare Tours of Oakland’s Landmark Hilltop Temple | Final Day  FREE*
*Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations will receive first priority.
10:00 am   Biggest Little Air Show | San Carlos  FREE*
*Free to watch the air show from outside the Museum grounds. Tix are $18 (adults), $11 (seniors & youth 5-17) to access the entire event.
10:00 am   Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park  FREE
10:00 am   2019 National Learn to Row Day: Free Rowing Lessons | Redwood City  FREE
All Day   Cobra Car Show Day | Martinez  FREE*
*Free for spectators. A sliding scale of $20 Donation will have an opportunity to ride in the "Final Cruise Lap".
10:00 am   Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  FREE*
*Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended but not required.
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.
10:00 am   “Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
All Day   Measure A Days: Free Access to all Parks | All Over Marin County  FREE
10:00 am   Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park  FREE
10:30 am   $12 Bottomless Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF  $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
All Day   2019 NoPa Block Party: Bouncy House & Mini Kids Petting Zoo | SF  FREE*
*Free event, but bring cash for food and some activities
All Day   38th Annual Art & Wine Festival | Walnut Creek  FREE
All Day   2019 San Jose Greek Festival | Saturday  $5*
*$5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free to children under 12.
All Day   2019 Berkeley World Music Festival & Crafts Bazaar | People’s Park  FREE
12:00 pm   Oakland Carnival 2019: Global Music, Dance Pavillion & African Market | Mosswood Park  FREE
12:30 pm   Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands  FREE
1:00 pm   Venezuelan Afro-Soul: Betsayda Machado | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival  FREE
1:30 pm   First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF  FREE
1:30 pm   First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland  FREE
3:00 pm   The Ultimate BBQ Grilling Guide: Author Talk | Omnivore Books  FREE
5:00 pm   Blockchain ‘n Grill: Cryptocurrency Talk, Music & Comedy Showcase | Oakland  $5*
*$5 tickets in advance otherwise it's $15 general admission.
6:00 pm   MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.  FREE
6:30 pm   Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland  FREE
All Day   Stern Grove Festival’s Free Picnic Table Lottery Deadline | June 16 – Aug. 11  FREE*
*Enter to win a reserved seats at a picnic table.
8:00 pm   Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pm   “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF  FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pm   Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF  FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:30 pm   Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
9:00 pm   Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa  $5
9:30 pm   Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF  FREE
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