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Free Museums First Tuesdays/ Wednesdays! +

Family coming in to visit for the holidays...?
Got some free time?
Always nice to enjoy the fabulous Bay Area for Free....

First Tuesdays  -
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
51 Yerba Buena Lane <>Map
First Tuesday of every month free.
·        Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St. at 3rd <
Galleries are free the first Tuesday of every month.

·        San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  (closes 545 )
151 Third St. between Mission and Howard
First Tuesday of each month free.

·        The de Young Museum 930-530
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
First Tuesday of each month free.

·        Legion of Honor 930-5
Lincoln Park in the Presidio
First Tuesday of each month free.

·        Conservatory of Flowers
John F. Kennedy Dr. in Golden Gate

First Tuesday of each month free.

·        Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St. between Fulton and McAllister

First Tuesday of Every month free.

·        California Academy of Sciences
875 Howard Street

First Wednesday of every month free.

·        Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St.
The first Tuesday of every calendar month is "Pay What You Wish Day."

First Wednesday – California Academy of
Sciences, Exploratorium, Mexican Museum, Museo
ItaloAmericano, San Francisco African American Museum and San
Francisco Zoo.

·        Museo ItaloAmericano
Fort Mason Center Building C
Free the first Wednesday of every month.

·        Exploratorium hours 10-5
3601 Lyon St.
First Wednesday of each month free. Groups of 10
or more require reservations.

·        San Francisco Zoo open 10-5
Sloat Blvd. at 47th Ave.
First Wednesday of every month free.

First Thursday - Chinese Historical Society of
America, Pez Museum (Burlingame) and the San
Francisco Museum of Craft & Design.

·        The Chinese Historical Society of America
965 Clay Street
First Thursday of the month is free.

Third Thursday

·        The Contemporary Jewish Museum
121 Steuart Street between Mission and Howard
Third Monday of each month free.

Second Saturdays: Bay Area Discovery Museum (Sausalito).

Second Sundays: Oakland Museum of California.

Third Mondays: Contemporary Jewish Museum.

All Thursdays: Hearst Museum of Anthropology (Berkeley).

Free public tours: San Francisco City Hall,
Contemporary Jewish Museum (12:30 p.m. Sun. and
Wed.), Gold Rush Trail, San Francisco City
Guides, San Francisco Botanical Garden, others.

Always free: African-American Museum and Library
(Oakland), Cable Car Museum, CCA Wattis
Institute for Contemporary Arts, Chinese
Cultural Center, Maritime Museum, Mills College
Art Museum (Oakland), Museum of Children's Art
Oakland, Museum of the City of San Francisco,
Octagon House, Presidio Museum, Randall Museum,
San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco
Fire Museum, Takara Sake USA Museum (Berkeley), Triton Museum (Santa

Sometimes free: Habitot, including Oct. 6
(Mooncake Festival) and Oct. 8 (Indigenous People's Day).

Free, but coin-operated: Musée Mécanique.

   Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally
worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
--Hunter S. Thompson

barn's burnt i can see the moon.

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Thoreau
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