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Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Every 1st Saturday
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 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, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de Young, Legion of Honor and Oakland Museum of California.

Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” Free Museum Weekend
First full 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

2020 Dates – Confirmed

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

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

Participating Museums as of 1/2/20

San Francisco

Oakland

San Jose

Mountain View

Yountville

Sacramento

Stockton

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

Updated 1/2/20 – 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, February 1, 2020

All Day   All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | February 2020  FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
8:30 am   “Hands on Tam” Winter Workday | Mt. Tamalpais  FREE
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 Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area 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 Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All Day   Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF  FREE
All Day   Free SF Zoo Day for “Rats”: Chinese New Year Celebration | 2020  FREE*
*Free if you were born in the Year of the Rat (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020). Valid photo ID required.
All Day   Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County  FREE
All Day   SF’s Brand New (Free) Sci-Fi Festival Kicks Off | Feb. 1 – April 30  FREE
10:00 am   Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park  FREE
10:00 am   “Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
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.
All Day   2020 Lunar New Year Fest: Lion Dancers & Free Museum Day | Redwood City  FREE*
*The event is free and open to the public.
All Day   Free Lunar New Year Celebration | San Mateo County History Museum  FREE
All Day   San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020  FREE
All Day   Napa Valley Restaurant Week | Final Day  $20*
*Multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20 or $30) and dinner ($38 or $48)
12:00 pm   2020 Lunar New Year Celebration: Martial Arts & Lion Dance Show | Berkeley  FREE
12:30 pm   Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands  FREE
1:00 pm   “Beats By The Slice”: Epic Daytime Dance Party & Free Pizza | SF  FREE*
*Free before 2 pm with RSVP; Pre-Sale $10 - Piping Hot Pizza (Early Bird)
1:30 pm   First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland  FREE
1:30 pm   First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF  FREE
2:00 pm   Immersive Audiovisual Presentation on Popular Music Genres | Alameda  FREE
3:00 pm   Free Author Talk: Repertoire Cookbook | Omnivore Books  FREE
4:00 pm   Art of the African Diaspora’s Satellite Exhibit | Richmond  FREE
5:00 pm   City Hall Lights Up in 49ers Colors  FREE
5:00 pm   $13 Tix: Monster Energy AMA Supercross | Oakland Coliseum  $13*
*Use promo code BIKE to access $13 tickets (not valid day of event), usually $20
6:30 pm   Afro-Cuban Dance Party w/ CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble | SF  FREE
6:30 pm   Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland  FREE*
*There is a one-drink minimum (doesn't have to be an alcoholic drink, but bring ID, 21+ only.)
6:30 pm   Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland  FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
7:00 pm   MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.  FREE
7:00 pm   Downtown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
7:00 pm   “Night of Ideas”: SF’s 7-Hour Marathon Festival of Arts & Ideas | 2020  FREE*
*RSVP Required on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot
8:00 pm   Hack Comedy w/ Music & Robots at Noisebridge | SF  $10*
*$10 General Admission. Free Donuts from Grand Mission Donuts. Mention Funcheap to the host.
8:00 pm   “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF  FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
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
8:00 pm   Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland  FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
8:00 pm   SF’s “Bad Art Gallery”: Hilarious Dumpster Art | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:30 pm   Win Tix: Electronic Folk and Indie-Pop: Radical Face | August Hall  WIN
8:30 pm   “Downtown Comedy Night” Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
9:00 pm   Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa  $5
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