Free in San Francisco

Text-version list of non-mandatory fee hours in S.F.. See this list with a map.

If there is a fee listed in the Fee column, it means that the establishment has a suggested donation, with varying degrees of making you feel sheepish for not giving at least something.

Special Free Days (Monthly)

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Museum 200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, 94102
(415) 581-3500
$12.00 1st
10–5
California Academy of the Sciences Museum 55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, 94118
(415) 379-8000
$29.95 3rd
9:30–5
Conservatory of Flowers Vivarium 100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, 94117
(415) 666-7001
$7.00 1st
10–4:30
Exploratorium Museum 3601 Lyon St
San Francisco, 94123
(415) 561-0356
$15.00 1st
10–5
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, 94118
415.750.3600
$10.00 1st
9:30–5:15
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Museum 151 Third Street
SOMA, 94103
(415) 357-4000
$18.00 1st
11–5:45
Yerba Buena Center For the Arts Museum 701 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94103
(415) 978-2787
$7.00 1st
12–8

Always Free or Suggested Fee

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Cable Car Museum Museum 1201 Mason St
San Francisco, 94108
(415) 474-1887
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco Expo 750 Kearny St
San Francisco, 94108
(415) 986-1822
10–4 10–4 10–4 10–4 10–4
Headlands Center For the Arts Expo 944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, 94965
(415) 331-2787
12–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
Long Now Museum Museum Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, 94123
(415) 561-6582
11–6 10:30–5 10:30–5 10:30–5 10:30–5 10:30–5 11–6
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts Gallery Gallery 2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94110
(415) 821-1155
10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
Mission Dolores Landmark 3321 16th Street
San Francisco, 94114
(415) 621-8203
$5.00 9–4 9–4 9–4 9–4 9–4 9–4 9–4
Musée Mécanique Museum Pier 45 near Taylor St.
San Francisco, 94133
(415) 346-2000
10A–8P 10A–7P 10A–7P 10A–7P 10A–7P 10A–7P 10A–8P
Museo ItaloAmericano Museum 1 Fort Mason Ctr Bldg C
San Francisco, 94102
(415) 673-2200
12–4 12–4 12–4 12–4 12–4 12–4
Museum of Craft and Design Museum 201 Third Street
San Francisco, 94104
(415) 773-0303
$3.00 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6
Randall Museum Museum 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114
(415) 554-9600
10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
San Francisco Railway Museum and Gift Shop Museum 77 Steuart St
San Francisco, 94105
(415) 974-1948
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Wells Fargo History Museum - S.F. Museum 420 Montgomery St
San Francisco, 94104
(415) 396-2619
9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5