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Wednesday, August 28

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Saturday, August 31

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco 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

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco 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, including ...Every Saturday

Sunday, September 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | August 2019
Sunday, September 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 | August 2019
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 ...
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...Monthly

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Tuesday, September 3

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 3 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 3 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...Monthly

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, September 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...Monthly

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, September 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. ...Monthly

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 3 – 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

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum

  The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and ...Monthly

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, September 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has their Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...Monthly

Wednesday, September 4

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...Monthly

Thursday, September 5

SF Zoo Free Day: South Bay Residents | San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties
Thursday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Visitors must bring a valid I.D.; each adult must provide proof of residency.
| San Francisco Zoo
SF Zoo Free Day: South Bay Residents | San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties

In celebration of its 90th anniversary this year, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is opening its doors Thursdays in September to Bay Area communities with extended hours, special activities and free admission. The event is SF Zoo’s way of being a “good neighbor” and thanking ...

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

Friday, September 6

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 6 – 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

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Event Highlights: Check out all the sickest cars and coolest low riders up in Abbott Square and down Cooper ...Monthly

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 6 – 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, September 6 – 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

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 6 – 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, September 7

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco 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

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
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 ...Monthly

Hunter Franks & the Neighborhood Postcard Project | Free Saturdays
Hunter Franks & the Neighborhood Postcard Project | Free Saturdays

As part of the initiative to welcome all San Francisco residents to the museums free on Saturdays, free unique museum experiences will be provided. Join in the Piazonni Murals Room as Hunter Franks presents a storytelling exchange activity, The Neighborhood Postcard Project, that collects personal positive ...Every Saturday

Sunday, September 8

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...Monthly

Thursday, September 12

SF Zoo Free Day: San Francisco Residents | 2019
Thursday, September 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Visitors must bring a valid I.D.; each adult must provide proof of residency.
| San Francisco Zoo
SF Zoo Free Day: San Francisco Residents | 2019

In celebration of its 90th anniversary this year, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is opening its doors Thursdays in September to Bay Area communities with extended hours, special activities and free admission. The event is SF Zoo’s way of being a “good neighbor” and thanking ...

Saturday, September 14

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco 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, including ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco 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

Tuesday, September 17

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Thursday, September 19

SF Zoo Free Day: East Bay Residents | Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Visitors must bring a valid I.D.; each adult must provide proof of residency.
| San Francisco Zoo
SF Zoo Free Day: East Bay Residents | Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

In celebration of its 90th anniversary this year, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is opening its doors Thursdays in September to Bay Area communities with extended hours, special activities and free admission. The event is SF Zoo’s way of being a “good neighbor” and thanking ...

A Super Rare “Free Museum Day” at SFMOMA | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP Required
| SFMOMA
A Super Rare "Free Museum Day" at SFMOMA | SF
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a free and fun-filled day at SFMOMA. As part of Culture for Community, more than a dozen Yerba Buena cultural organizations will offer free admission on September 19, 2019. Unlike “Family Days” where you’re required to attend with someone 18 ...