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Free Museum Admission Days

Calendar of Free Days for 2016 & 2017

Many SF museums offer free admission to their facilities at least once a month. During these days, you gain access to each museum's general exhibit. Many will still charge their additional fee for any special exhibits.

In addition to those that offer a monthly free day, you will also find a handful that offer it just four to five times a year. These include the California Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium.

Here is a look overall, in alphabetical order, of the free days for each SF museum.

SF Museum Free Admission Days
Asian Art
Museum
First Sunday of every month
sponsored by Target
California Academy of Sciences

Once a quarter

Conservatory
of Flowers
First Tuesday of every month
Contemporary
Jewish Museum
First Tuesday of every month
de Young First Tuesday of every month
Exploratorium

Four to five times a year

GLBT First Wednesday of the month
sponsored by the Bob Ross Foundation
Legion of
Honor
First Tuesday of every month
Museum of Craft
and Design
First Tuesday of every month
SF Botanical
Gardens
Second Tuesday of every month
and Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
& New Year's Day
Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts
1st Tuesday of every month and
with your performance or film ticket

Month by Month Calendar of Free Days

To make it easier for you, I've also created a month by month calendar for all of the museums mentioned above. Either scroll down or click on these links to jump ahead to a specific month.

December 2016 January 2017 February 2017
March 2017 April 2017 May 2017

More Top Events Each Month in SF

If you are looking for additional event for your visit, check out my full monthly calendars. Click the link below for the month of your visit to learn more.

Event Calendars
January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Free Days by Month

December 2016

Date Museums with Free Admission
Sunday, December 4
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Exploratorium (Winter HoliDay)
Monday, December 5
  • Walt Disney Museum, it will also include a holiday lighting activity
Tuesday, December 6
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • de Young Museum of Fine Arts
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of Craft & Design
  • Yerba Buena
Sunday, December 11
  • California Academy of Sciences
Tuesday, December 13
  • Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park
Thursday, December 25
  • Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park

January 2017

Date Museums with Free Admission
Tuesday, January 3
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • de Young Museum of Fine Arts
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of Craft & Design
  • Yerba Buena
Tuesday, January 10
  • Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park

February 2017

Date Museums with Free Admission
Sunday, February 5
  • Asian Art Museum
Tuesday, February 7
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • de Young Museum of Fine Arts
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of Craft & Design
  • Yerba Buena
  • Exploratorium
Tuesday, February 14
  • Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park

March 2017

Date Museums with Free Admission
Sunday, March 5
  • Asian Art Museum
Tuesday, March 7
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • de Young Museum of Fine Arts
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of Craft & Design
  • Yerba Buena
Tuesday, March 14
  • Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park

April 2017

Date Museums with Free Admission
Sunday, April 2
  • Asian Art Museum
Tuesday, April 4
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • de Young Museum of Fine Arts
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of Craft & Design
  • Yerba Buena
Tuesday, April 11
  • Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park

May 2017

Date Museums with Free Admission
Tuesday, May 2
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • de Young Museum of Fine Arts
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of Craft & Design
  • Yerba Buena
Sunday, May 7
  • Asian Art Museum
Tuesday, May 9
  • Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park

More on SF's Museums

Click the links below to learn more about each museum.

asian art museum
botanical gardens
chinese historical society
conservatory of flowers
Asian Art
Museum
Botanical
Gardens
Chinese Historical
Society
Conservatory of
Flowers
contemporary jewish museum
fine arts
art museum sf
museum craft and design
Contemporary
Jewish Museum
de Young Fine
Arts Museum
Legion
of Honor
Museum of
Craft & Design

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