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Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Nob Hill & North Beach

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency

California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA


Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Winter 2020

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year.

So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof of residency, you can save yourself $35.95 and visit the museum for free. Read the full rules.

The Rules: Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency (you may not bring out of town guests for free; they still have to pay). Visiting adults are limited to six children for free entry.

The following items or combinations are acceptable:

  • A driver’s license or state ID card
  • Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date
  • Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box)

Neighborhood Free Days
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco
Mon-Sat | 9:30 am to 5 pm
Sunday | 11 am to 5 pm

2020 Winter Dates | Neighborhood Free Days

Updated as of 1/6/20

Next Free Weekend: January 24, 25, 26
Neighborhoods: Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Cow Hollow, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Laurel Heights, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Richmond, Western Addition
Zip Codes: 94115, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94123, 94129, 94159

Next Free Weekend: February 21, 22, 23
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Financial District, Hayes Valley, Mission Bay, Nob Hill, North Beach, Russian Hill, SOMA, Telegraph Hill, Tenderloin, Treasure Island, Union Square, Yerba Buena Island
Zip Codes: 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94108, 94109, 94111, 94126, 94130, 94133, 94158

Next Free Weekend: February 28, 29, March 1
Neighborhoods: Castro, Forest Hill, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Parkmerced, Parkside, St. Francis Wood, Sunset
Zip Codes: 94114, 94116, 94122, 94127, 94131, 94132

Next Free Weekend: March 13, 14, 15
Neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley
Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134

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 SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Kids & Families, San Francisco
Address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA

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