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San Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What's OpenSan Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What’s Open
By - posted 5/15/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, 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...

The Exploratorium Reopens July 1The Exploratorium Reopens July 1
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The Exploratorium will reopen its museum doors to the public on July 1, 2021, after more than 15 months of closure. Before reopening to the public the museum will welcome members only to attend June 24-27, in gratitude for their support and engagement during the pandemic. Timed tickets for members more...

Brand New "SF Music Hall of Fame" Opens May 8Brand New “SF Music Hall of Fame” Opens May 8
By - posted 5/4/2021
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Sponsored, What's Closed / What's Open

Welcome to the San Francisco Music Hall of Fame Gallery, the world’s largest gallery dedicated to San Francisco and Bay Area musicians. How did West Coast Hip-Hop, Thrash Metal, and the Psychedelic sounds of the Summer of Love all take root and thrive in the Bay Area? The immersive gallery honors around more...

SF Officially in Yellow Tier on May 6SF Officially in Yellow Tier on May 6
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

As expected, San Francisco entered the “Yellow Tier” today which allows for many expanded reopenings. Originally, San Francisco had planned to wait until May 7 to allow further reopenings, but today Mayor London Breed announced the timeline would be moved up a day to May 6. San Francisco Reopens and Expands more...

SF Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)SF Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)
By - posted 5/4/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Main Library reopened yesterday for the first time in 14 months. A big thanks to journalist Peter Hartlaub for filming the heartwarming scene as library staff gave a standing ovation to the patrons who had lined up outside and first first to enter around 10am. Omg the library just more...

Cal Academy's "NightLife" is Back May 13Cal Academy’s “NightLife” is Back May 13
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The California Academy of Sciences announced today that their evening event series, Nightlife resumes starting Thursday, May 13th. From basking in the glow of one of the largest living coral reef displays in the world to taking in the interstellar views from the Living Roof, guests can explore the nocturnal side more...

Sunday, May 2 is "Free Museum Day" at SF's Asian Art MuseumSunday, May 2 is “Free Museum Day” at SF’s Asian Art Museum
By - posted 5/1/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Sponsored

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Every first Sunday of the month the museum invites you to book free general admission tickets to enjoy the galleries with timed tickets. Book Free Tickets for May 2, 2021 – more...

Berkeley Art Museum Reopens May 2Berkeley Art Museum Reopens May 2
By - posted 5/1/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) announced today that it will reopen its galleries to the public on a three-day weekly schedule, beginning on Sunday, May 2. See the BAMPFA reopening updates After a thirteen-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BAMPFA will operate under a comprehensive safety more...

San Francisco Will Likely Be in Yellow Tier Next WeekSan Francisco Will Likely Be in Yellow Tier Next Week
By - posted 4/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco will likely be in the Yellow Tier next week. UPDATE – San Francisco officially enters Yellow Tier with expanded reopenings on May 6 Thanks to the changes to the state’s blueprint for reopening metrics, to reach the Yellow Tier, they’ve adjusted the more...

Brand New 'NASA Experience' Coming to OaklandBrand New ‘NASA Experience’ Coming to Oakland
By - posted 4/26/2021
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions

by Keith Burbank, Bay City News Foundation More of NASA is coming to Oakland thanks to a new partnership between the Chabot Space & Science Center and NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, officials with Chabot announced. Chabot is anchoring the partnership with a gallery called The NASA Experience in the Spees Building and with elements of the more...

Brand New Bay Area "Legoland" Opens May 25Brand New Bay Area “Legoland” Opens May 25
By - posted 4/25/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Museums / Cultural Institutions

A brand new Legoland is opening in the Bay Area. At the new 31,000 square food “Miniland”, discover the San Francisco and the Bay Area in miniature. See miniature LEGO replicas of the Bay Area’s most loved landmarks built from over 1.5 million LEGO bricks. Spot the ghosts at the Winchester Mystery more...

SFMOMA Announces Four Free Days for 2021SFMOMA Announces Four Free Days for 2021
By - posted 4/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

SFMOMA has announced free access to the museum for four days in 2021. Join them at an upcoming Free Day for our entire community or spread the love of art with the young people in your life at Free Family Day. Read full details. Tickets are free and reserving online is more...

SF's Legion of Honor Reopens May 7SF’s Legion of Honor Reopens May 7
By - posted 4/8/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Legion of Honor Reopens with Exhibition on Pompeii and New Sculptures in Court of Honor The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the Legion of Honor. The museum opens to the public on Friday, May 7, and to members on Wednesday and Thursday May 5 and 6. What’s more...

Children's Fairyland Rides are Back April 7Children’s Fairyland Rides are Back April 7
By - posted 4/5/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Children’s Fairyland in Oakland is reopening its rides and bringing back its puppet shows and performances. With Alameda county’s recent move to the Orange Tier, we are incredibly excited to announce that Children’s Fairyland will be reopening its rides this Wednesday, April 7. In addition to our rides being available at a limited capacity, the more...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Reopens May 15Monterey Bay Aquarium Reopens May 15
By - posted 3/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After being closed for more than a year now due to the ongoing pandemic, Monterey Bay Aquarium has just announced that it will be reopening to all guests on May 15. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 5 at 9 a.m. PT. Members can reserve tickets starting April 26; special member more...