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Wednesday, April 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | April 2020
Wednesday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
| All Over the Bay Area
All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | April 2020
Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers. Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days ...

Thursday, April 2

CANCELED: Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
CANCELED: Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Friday, April 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

CANCELED: Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
CANCELED: Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Saturday, April 4

CANCELED: Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
CANCELED: Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Sunday, April 5

CANCELED: Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, April 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
CANCELED: Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Tuesday, April 7

CANCELED: de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
CANCELED: de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
CANCELED: Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
CANCELED: Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
CANCELED: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
CANCELED: Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...Monthly

CANCELED: Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
CANCELED: Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay
Tuesday, April 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery
CANCELED: Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Saturday, April 11

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Saturday, April 18

CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the ...
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Saturday, April 25

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Friday, May 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Visit the Museum for free all-day. Catch up with friends in Abbott Square and grab a bite to eat from one of your favorite ...Monthly

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

Saturday, May 2

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday