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Cable Car Museum

1201 Mason St., San Francisco (415) 474-1887


Chinese Cultural Center Gallery

750 Kearny St, 3rd Floor, San Francisco (415) 986-1822


Museo Italo Americano

Fort Mason Center, Building C, 99 Marina Blvd, San Francisco (415) 673-2200


San Francisco Fire Department Museum

655 Presidio Ave., San Francisco (415) 563-4630


Visitor Center & Hyde Pier at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

499 Jefferson St., San Francisco (415) 447-5000


Wells Fargo History Museum

420 Montgomery St., San Francisco (415) 396-2619


Cantor Arts Center

328 Lomita Dr., Palo Alto (650) 723-4177


Randall Museum

199 Museum Way, San Francisco (415) 554-9600


Hearst Museum of Anthropology

102 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley (510) 642-3682


Marin History Museum

1125 B St., San Rafael (415) 454-8538


Free on day indicated:


Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin Street (between Fulton & McAllister)

Civic Center, across from City Hall, San Francisco (415) 581-3500

Also discounted every Thursday evening: $5.00 after 5:00p

Free 1st Tuesday


Bay Area Discovery Museum

East Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito (415) 339-3900

Free first Tuesday from 9 am to 4 pm


Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

2621 Durant Ave., (Between College & Telegraph), Berkeley (510) 642-0808

Free first Thursday to the galleries, public programs, and 5:30p PFA screening.


Burlingame Pez Museum

214 California Dr., Burlingame (650) 347-2301

Free first Thursday


Cartoon Art Museum

655 Mission Street (between 2nd & 3rd), San Francisco (415) 581-3500

Free first Tuesday is “Pay What You Wish Day.”


Coyote Point Museum

1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo

Free first Wednesday and free for teachers always


de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco (415) 863-3330

Free first Tuesday, also: $2 discount on regular admission with Muni pass or transfer.


Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon St., San Francisco (415) 561-0399

Free first Wednesday but groups of 10+ must have reservations


Habitot Children's Museum

2065 Kittredge, Berkeley (510) 647-1111

Varies, check the museum's website


Legion of Honor

Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue & Clement St., San Francisco (415) 863-3330

Free first Tuesday, also: $2 discount on regular admission with Muni pass or transfer.


Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St., Oakland (510) 238-2200

Free Second Sunday


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard), San Francisco (415) 357-4000

Free first Tuesday, also discounted every Thursday evening: Half price admission from 6:00-9:00 pm


Yerba Buena Center Galleries

701 Mission St., San Francisco (415) 978-2700

Free 1st Wednesday











Free Museum Days and other Free Destinations in Bay Area