Free Bay Area Museums

March 8, 2011 4:00 PM

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (credit:

sfmomalrg Free Bay Area Museums

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The Bay Area is home to a wealth of intriguing and informative museums, but the entry fee for many will put a serious dent in your own wealth. Producers at Eye on the Bay have put together this list of free days at local attractions – included are several local attractions that are always free to the public.

San Francisco

SF Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 357-4000

Free first Tuesday of every month
Half Priced Admission on Thursdays from 5pm to 8:45pm
Families with children are free the first and third Sunday of every month

The de Young Museum

(415) 750-3683
deYoung Museum

Free first Wednesday of each month

Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens

701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 978-2787

Free first Tuesday of each month 6-8pm

Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-3600
Legion of Honor

Free first Tuesday of each month

Randall Museum

199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 554-9600
Randall Museum

Always Free!

East Bay

Oakland Museums Natural Sciences Gallery

(510) 238-3884
Oakland Museum of California

Free First Friday of every month


Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model

2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-3871
Bay Model Visitor Center

Always Free!


CoyotePoint Museum

1651 Coyote Point Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342-7755
Coyote Point Museum

Free First Sunday every month

Woodside Store Park

3300 Tripp Rd
Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 851-7615
Woodside Store Park

Free Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-4pm, Saturdays 12-4pm

South Bay

Museum of American Heritage

351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-1004
Museum of American Heritage

Always Free!

Mountain View

NASA Exploration Center

(650) 604-6274
NASA Exploration Center

Always Free!

Triton Museum of Art

1505 Warburton Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 247-3754
Triton Museum of Art

Free Admission and Parking

De Saisset Museum (at Santa Clara University)

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 554-4528
De Saisset Museum

Always Free!

Tech Museum of Innovation

201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113-2008
(408) 294-8324
Tech Museum of Innovtion

Free 2nd Sunday of every month

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