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The Ultimate Guide To Free Museum Days In The Bay Area

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The Bay Area is home to some of the most exciting museums in the world. From art to science, natural history to technology, you can find something for everyone at any point in your life.

Whether you’re a local or just visiting from out of town, these days are great ways to experience new things without breaking the bank. Here are some of our favorite free museum days coming up:

San Francisco

SFMOMA – Yerba Buena

  • Free for Bay Area residents every first Thursday of the month
  • Free adult passes periodically

De Young – Golden Gate Park

  • Free admission every first Tuesday of the month
  • Free admission for local residents every Saturday
  • $2 discount for every proof of purchase from the Bay area transit system

Legion of Honor – Sea Cliff

  • Free admission every first Tuesday of the month
  • Free admission for local residents every Saturday
  • Free tickets for California library members

Museum of Craft and Design – Dogpatch

  • Pay according to your means every Wednesday

Asian Art Museum – Civic Center

  • Free admission every first Sunday of the month

Conservatory of Flowers – Golden Gate Park

  • Free admission every day for residents
  • Free admission every first Tuesday of the month

Contemporary Jewish Museum – Yerba Buena

  • Free admission every first Friday of the month

The Exploratorium – Pier 15

  • Free admission on community days
  • Free admission for California library members

California Academy of Sciences – 55 Music Concourse Dr.

  • $3 discount on daytime admission
  • Free admission for California library members

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – 701 Mission St.

  • Free admission every first Tuesday of the month

SF Botanical Gardens – Golden Gate Park

  • Free admissions every day
  • Free admission for the entire day every Tuesday of the month
  • Free on holidays
  • Free for residents

Japanese Tea Gardens – Golden Gate Park

  • Free for residents every day
  • Free admissions for the public Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

GLBT Historical Society Museum – 4127 18th Street

  • Free admission every first Wednesday of the month

South Bay

San Jose Museum of Art – 110 S. Market Street

  • Free admission for visitors aged 17 and below, students, and teachers
  • Free admission every first Friday of the month 
  • Free admission for California library members

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles – San Jose

  • Free admission every first Friday of the month (except January and July)
  • Pay according to your means every Friday
  • Free admission for California library members

NASA Ames Research Center – Moffett Field

  • Free admission every day

South Bay Historical Railroad Society – Santa Clara 

  • Free admission on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Always free

North Bay

Bay Area Discovery Museum – 557 McReynolds Road

  • Free for residents every first Wednesday of the month
  • Free for military officials every day

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum – 1490 Library Lane

  • Always Free

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