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San Francisco Bay Area Museums: What's Opening When?San Francisco Bay Area Museums: What’s Opening When?
By - posted 9/21/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

Here’s a list of all of the Bay Area museums, historical sites, zoos and gardens we could find and their current status and when they may open. Every county is moving at its own pace. Who did we miss? Know of any museums, zoos or gardens we missed? – email us more...

Asian Art Museum Re-Opens w/ Free Days Oct. 3–12Asian Art Museum Re-Opens w/ Free Days Oct. 3–12
By - posted 9/17/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming you back to the museum on Oct 1–2 for members and Oct 3 for the general public. Admission will be free to all from October 3 through October 12. Visitor Guidelines |  What to Expect | Plan your visit | Current Exhibits The museum is home more...

SFMOMA Re-opens Oct. 4th with Two Weeks of "Free Days"SFMOMA Re-opens Oct. 4th with Two Weeks of “Free Days”
By - posted 9/17/2020
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced it will reopen to the public on Sunday, October 4 with two weeks of Free Community Days and free parking through Sunday, October 18. After more than six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFMOMA embraces a heightened focus more...

de Young & Legion of Honor Announce Reopeningsde Young & Legion of Honor Announce Reopenings
By - posted 9/14/2020
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, following their temporary closure under the shelter-in-place order mandated by the City of San Francisco (pending City approval). de Young – Opening September 25 The de Young museum is scheduled to open to the more...

San Francisco's Museums Can Reopen on Sept. 21stSan Francisco’s Museums Can Reopen on Sept. 21st
By - posted 9/10/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, co-Chair of the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force, today announced that indoor museums and galleries may submit health and safety plans the week of September 14th. They will be able to open as early as September 21st more...

SF's New Timeline for Reopening AnnouncedSF’s New Timeline for Reopening Announced
By - posted 9/1/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces San Francisco’s Plan For Further Reopening Businesses And Activities San Francisco’s updated timeline allows for a safer and gradual reopening, balances the risk of the activity with the ability of the City’s resources to manage COVID-19 cases September 1, 2020 Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of more...

Win $50 Gift Card to Asian Art Museum BoutiqueWin $50 Gift Card to Asian Art Museum Boutique
By - posted 8/17/2020
Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Win Stuff

The Asian Art Museum invites you online to get 50% off more than 200 items from the Museum Boutique during their End-of-Summer Sale (August 17-23). During the sale, you’ll find the deepest discounts of the year. They are offering a great selection of apparel, accessories, jewelry, prints, books, stationery, toys, and more...

SF Just Got a Powerful New Mural at the Asian Art MuseumSF Just Got a Powerful New Mural at the Asian Art Museum
By - posted 8/10/2020
Community, Murals, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Thanks to the New York Times for letting us know about this brand new mural at the Asian Art Museum that, in true Funcheap style, is visible from the street through the windows of the museum’s gallery that has yet to open to the public. The inaugural work in the Wilbur more...

Win a Gorgeous Japanese/Indian Face Mask from SF's Asian Art MuseumWin a Gorgeous Japanese/Indian Face Mask from SF’s Asian Art Museum
By - posted 8/5/2020
Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Protect yourself with these fashionable and comfortable face masks from Japan or India from the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. If you win, you’ll have your choice of Japanese Cotton Protection Mask made of 100% Japanese organic cotton and in several traditional Japanese printed patterns, or a Charcoal-Infused Mask from Japan more...

SF's Japanese Tea Garden Reopens This WeekSF’s Japanese Tea Garden Reopens This Week
By - posted 7/21/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden will now be open Wednesday through more...

The UC Botanical Garden is Reopening July 22ndThe UC Botanical Garden is Reopening July 22nd
By - posted 7/10/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden has a reopening date, scheduled to open to the public beginning July 22nd (Members have special pre-access from July 14-20) The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered more...

San Francisco Zoo Attempts to Reopen (Again) On July 15thSan Francisco Zoo Attempts to Reopen (Again) On July 15th
By - posted 7/10/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

Originally scheduled to re-open on July 1st (and then paused by the city a few days before), the San Francisco Zoo is trying again and plans to reopen to the general public on July 15th. (Member preview days are July 13-14). UPDATE: Gavin Newsom ordered indoor operations at zoos closed statewide more...

SF Opening of Salons, Museums, Bars & Indoor Dining Officially DelayedSF Opening of Salons, Museums, Bars & Indoor Dining Officially Delayed
By - posted 7/8/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to, KRON4 for letting us know that the expected delay of opening of indoor dining and outdoor bars was made official on Tuesday as the city pauses further reopening. Tuesday, July 7, Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax announced today that the City will temporarily more...

SF's Reopening Phase Scheduled for 6/29 PostponedSF’s Reopening Phase Scheduled for 6/29 Postponed
By - posted 6/26/2020
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

SF Mayor London Breed held a press conference on this morning on Friday, June 26, to announce that San Francisco’s next reopening phase, scheduled for Monday, 29, has been postponed. Originally announced just earlier this week, hair salons, barbers, museums, zoos, outdoor public pools, tattoo parlors, massage establishments, nail salons and more...

Free Museum Days for 200,000 SF Residents This SummerFree Museum Days for 200,000 SF Residents This Summer
By - posted 6/24/2020
City Insight, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The city of San Francisco is launching the second year of the Museums for All program to provide free summer admission to 15+  local museums and cultural institutions for all San Francisco residents who receive public benefits. Last year 25,000 people participated in the program When are museums opening? Museums are more...