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Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Every 1st Saturday
Saturday, March 7, 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

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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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, March 7, 2020

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*Discount is redeemable on-site only.
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   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.
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*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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*Free, but an RSVP is required.
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*FREE, but bring along some cash for food purchases
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1:00 pm   2020 Tulip Day: 100,000 Free Pick-Your-Own Tulips | Union Square  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
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.)
7:00 pm   Downtown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
7:30 pm   City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End  FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
8:00 pm   2020 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival | Final Day  FREE
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*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
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*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
8:00 pm   Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF  FREE*
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8:00 pm   Royale’s 8th Anniversary Party | SF  FREE
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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