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Wednesday, March 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)
Wednesday, March 6 – 10:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free to Bay Area residents. Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)

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 ...

Sunday, March 24

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Night Over San Francisco
Sunday, March 24 – 9:53 pm - Ends at 2:32 am | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Night Over San Francisco
March 24, 2024, brings the first eclipse this season, leading up to the much-anticipated Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow or penumbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will darken ...

Saturday, April 6

Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend (2024)
Bank of America's "Museums On Us" Free Museum Weekend (2024)

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to eight Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 225 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Monday, April 8

Partial Solar Eclipse Over San Francisco
Monday, April 8 – 10:14 am - Ends at 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Partial Solar Eclipse Over San Francisco
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken ...

Saturday, April 20

Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods + Yosemite for National Park Week 2024
Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods + Yosemite for National Park Week 2024

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park, and free ...

Sunday, April 21

2024 Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Sunday, April 21 – 11:59 pm - Ends at 6:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2024 Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Thanks to Earthsky for sharing the details about April’s meteor shower, The Lyrids.  The Lyrids are usually active every year from April 16 to 25. In 2024, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak between April 21 until dawn April 22, 2024. As NASA, notes, “The Lyrids, which peak during late April, ...

Wednesday, May 1

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)
Wednesday, May 1 – 10:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free to Bay Area residents. Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)

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 ...

Saturday, May 4

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2023
Saturday, May 4 – 11:59 pm - Ends at 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2023
The Eta Aquarids will be active between April 15 and May 27, 2024 with its peak expected on the night of May 4 and predawn hours of May 5. Thankfully, for 2024, the peak is expected during a new moon, so the skywatchers won’t be affected ...

Wednesday, June 19

Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods & Yosemite for Juneteenth 2024
Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods & Yosemite for Juneteenth 2024

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park, and free ...

Wednesday, July 3

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)
Wednesday, July 3 – 10:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free to Bay Area residents. Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)

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 ...

Monday, July 29

Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower 2024
Monday, July 29 – 10:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower 2024
The Delta Aquariid meteor shower will be active from July 12 to August 23, 2024, producing its peak rate of meteors around July 30. However, this meteor shower is unique; from late July through early August, you may see meteors. If you are unable to view ...

Sunday, August 4

Free National Parks Day 2024: Muir Woods, Yosemite, Death Valley & More
Free National Parks Day 2024: Muir Woods, Yosemite, Death Valley & More

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park, and free ...

Sunday, August 11

2024 Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower of the Year (Peak: Aug. 11-13)
Sunday, August 11 – 11:59 pm - Ends at 5:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2024 Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower of the Year (Peak: Aug. 11-13)

Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth passing through debris left behind by ...

Monday, August 12

2024 Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower of the Year (Peak: Aug. 11-13)
Monday, August 12 – 11:59 pm - Ends at 5:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2024 Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower of the Year (Peak: Aug. 11-13)

Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth passing through debris left behind by ...

Monday, August 19

Rare Blue Moon & First “Supermoon” of 2024
Monday, August 19 – 8:19 pm - Ends at 6:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Rare Blue Moon & First "Supermoon" of 2024
The first “supermoon” of the year will occur on August 19, 2024. August’s full moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon. This “supermoon” is unique because it’s a special seasonal blue moon and it will be the last blue moon until May 20, 2027, according to USA ...

Wednesday, September 4

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)
Wednesday, September 4 – 10:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free to Bay Area residents. Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)

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 ...

Tuesday, September 17

Harvest “Supermoon” & Partial Lunar Eclipse Night
Tuesday, September 17 – 7:14 pm - Ends at 6:16 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Harvest "Supermoon" & Partial Lunar Eclipse Night
September 2024’s “Harvest” full moon is also a supermoon. Plus, it’ll be extra special because there will also be a partial lunar eclipse, visible from North America, which is when the Earth moves between the sun and the full moon without being perfectly aligned. It’ll ...

Saturday, September 28

Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods + Yosemite for National Public Lands Day 2024
Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods + Yosemite for National Public Lands Day 2024

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park, and free ...

Monday, October 7

Draconids Meteor Shower 2024
Monday, October 7 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower 2024
The Draconid meteors are caused when Earth collides with bits of debris shed by periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner (and that’s why this shower used to be called the Giacobinids). October’s Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak on October 8, 2024. Usually, for most meteor showers, it’s ...

Thursday, October 17

The Biggest “Supermoon” Night of 2024
Thursday, October 17 – 6:36 pm - Ends at 7:36 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
The Biggest "Supermoon" Night of 2024
On October 17, 2024, there will be a Super Hunter’s Moon. Plus, it’s also the biggest Supermoon of the year. which means the moon will come closer to the Earth than any other full moon in 2024. The best time to view the supermoon is when it’s at ...

Sunday, October 20

Orionids Meteor Shower 2024
Sunday, October 20 – 11:59 pm - Ends at 6:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2024
The Orionids, which peak during mid-October each year, are considered to be one of the most beautiful showers of the year. Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and their speed. These meteors are fast—they travel at about 148,000 mph (66 km/s) into the Earth’s ...

Monday, November 4

Wednesday, November 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)
Wednesday, November 6 – 10:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free to Bay Area residents. Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day (Sausalito)

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 ...

Monday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods + Yosemite for Veterans Day 2024
Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods + Yosemite for Veterans Day 2024

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park, and free ...

2024 North Taurids Meteor Shower Peaks
Monday, November 11 – 10:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2024 North Taurids Meteor Shower Peaks

Every year from September to November, the Earth passes through a broad stream of debris left by Comet Encke. The dust associated with the comet hits the Earth’s atmosphere at 65,000 mph and burns up, creating the Taurid meteor shower. Most years the shower is ...