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Thursday, February 27

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Thursday, February 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Friday, February 28

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Castro & Sunset Dist.
Friday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Castro & Sunset Dist.

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 ...

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Saturday, February 29

Give Kids a Smile Children’s Health Fair
Saturday, February 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Give Kids a Smile Children's Health Fair
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will offer FREE dental check-ups and oral health screenings for children as part of a Give Kids A Smile event. Attendees will receive a dental exam and cleaning, orthodontic evaluations, sealants, fluoride treatment and an ...
$10 Day: de Young Museum’s “Soul of a Nation” Special Exhibit | SF
Saturday, February 29 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Discount is redeemable on-site only.
| de Young Museum
$10 Day: de Young Museum's "Soul of a Nation" Special Exhibit | SF

This internationally acclaimed exhibition, organized by Tate Modern, celebrates art made by Black artists during two pivotal decades when issues of race and identity dominated and defined both public and private discourse. The de Young’s presentation includes a focus on Bay Area artists whose work ...Every Saturday

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Glen Park & Noe Valley
Saturday, February 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Glen Park & Noe Valley

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 ...

SF’s Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Saturday, February 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights Branch Library
SF's Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Learn from local musician Keenan Webster about the interconnectedness through music by listening to the beautiful West African harp (kora) and other instruments of African origin. More Than a Month cultural events are free and open to the public. For kids ages 5 and older.

Sunday, March 1

First Day to Register at the Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Bay Area
First Day to Register at the Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Bay Area

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child. This program is designed by ...

SFMOMA’s “Free Family Day” Free Museum Day | SF
SFMOMA's "Free Family Day" Free Museum Day | SF
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) welcomes families and inter-generational audiences to the museum for its Free Family Day on Sunday, March 1, 2020. While the museum is always free for visitors 18 and younger, on Free Family Day, it is also free for up ...
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Parkmerced & Parkside
Sunday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Parkmerced & Parkside

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 ...

100+ Person Mobile Disco Dance Party Parade | GG Park
Sunday, March 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
100+ Person Mobile Disco Dance Party Parade | GG Park
Bring your skates, rollerblades, strollers, wheelchairs, bikes, scooters, skateboards and dancing shoes. We will be forming a 100+ person mobile disco dance party. We will start at the Skatin Place and then party our way up to the Conservatory of Flowers and other fun spots on ...

Tuesday, March 3

$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl
Tuesday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: $2 | Diablo Valley Bowl
$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl

Having a fun night out with family and friends shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s why we offer great prices and daily specials on bowling, food, and fun. $2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | All Day Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument ...Every Tuesday

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, March 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

“Crash Test World” Premiere Screening w/ Mythbusters’ Kari Byron | SF
Tuesday, March 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required. Doors open at 6 pm. Screening begins at 6:15 pm.
| Great American Music Hall
"Crash Test World" Premiere Screening w/ Mythbusters' Kari Byron | SF
ProjectExplorer, California Global Education Project, and World Savvy invite you to the West Coast premiere of Crash Test World with special guests Kari Byron (series presenter) and Jenny Buccos (series creator). Crash Test World is all about big ideas. In this new family-friendly TV series host ...

Wednesday, March 4

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Bay Area residents with proof of residency
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Please note that as of December 2019 the Bay Area Discovery Museum is no longer monthly. Upcoming Free Days March 4, 2020 May 6, 2020 July 1, 2020 September 2, 2020 November 7, 2020 *Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area ...
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, ...

Kiva’s International Women’s Day Celebration | Oakland
Wednesday, March 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Kiva's International Women's Day Celebration | Oakland
On March 4th in Oakland, join Kiva.org and Oakland City Council join forces to announce the opening of the new Kiva Oakland Hub and partnership with Centro. Before International Women’s Day, we’re taking this opportunity to shine a light on the amazing work achieved in the ...
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Friday, March 6

2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | Final Day
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | Final Day

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 37th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. The projects will be on view for the public from February 25 – March 6, 2020. All public and private San Francisco middle school students (grades 6 to 8) are invited ...

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, March 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

New Exhibition Alert: Check out Beyond the World’s End which opens on First Friday. See how art can help us think creatively about combating climate change and social injustices. Monthly

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, March 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, March 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

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, March 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

National Day of Unplugging 2020 | No Tech Day
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
National Day of Unplugging 2020 | No Tech Day
People across the nation (and world) will recharge themselves by not using computers, cell phones, or any technology for 24 hours, sundown to sundown. National Day of Unplugging March 6-7 2020 | Sundown to Sundown Everywhere FREE Join and unplug, and we’ll send a free toolkit with activity guides, conversation starters ...
“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, March 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...Monthly