How to get into San Francisco museums for free - Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor

How to get into any San Francisco museum for free

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San Francisco is not a city friendly to broke artists. That shouldn’t prevent you from seeing any San Francisco museum you can for as little money as possible. Just do me a favor, and spend that saved money on an independent artist or arts foundation, would ya?

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How to get into San Francisco museums for free - De Young Museum
De Young Museum

Art Museums

De Young

Free first Tuesday of every month or with a ticket from the Legion of Honor on the same day.

Legion of Honor

Free first Tuesday of every month or with a ticket from the De Young on the same day.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Free first Tuesday of every month or with your performance/film ticket.

Asian Art Museum

Free first Sunday of every month.

Museum of Craft and Design

Free first Tuesday of every month.

Cartoon Art Museum

First Tuesday of the month is pay-what-you-wish.


Free on the first Tuesday of every month.

How to get into San Francisco museums for free - Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden

Gardens & Zoos

Japanese Tea Garden

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays free before 10am entrance.

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Free second Tuesday of every month, or free if you are a resident of San Francisco.

Conservatory of Flowers

Free first Tuesday of every month.

San Francisco Zoo

Free on the first Wednesday of the month for San Francisco residents.

How to get into San Francisco museums for free - Academy of Science Museum
Academy of Science Museum

History & Science


Free first Wednesday of every month.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Free first Tuesday of every month.

Chinese Historical Society of America

Free on the first Thursday of the month.

California Academy of Sciences

Once a quarter. (That’s the stingiest free museum day schedule I’ve ever seen, by the way).

Cable Car Museum

Always free.

Fire Department Museum

Always free.

San Francisco Railway Museum

Always free.

Musée Mécanique

Always free.

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Enjoy San Francisco! Are there any other San Francisco museum free days that you know about? Leave a comment!


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