BANK OF AMERICA MUSEUMS ON US Free admission every first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month until December 2010 (more dates to come) at participating museums nationwide with your Bank of America card and photo ID. Check out the BofA program Web site here for details. For participating San Francisco museums, please see below.





Added on 4/3/10 - CHECK OUT SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY PASS PROGRAM San Francisco families now have the chance to check out passes from libraries that will provide free entry into The Citys prized museums and other attractions under a pilot program starting in April 2010 and ending December 31, 2010. The program allows a San Francisco Public Library card holder with children to check out a pass for one of 18 attractions. The pass allows for one free entry for the family (2 adults and 2 children) into the cultural institution. Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/89753092.html. Click here for more information.





SPECIAL ONE-TIME FREE MUSEUM DAYS

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REGULARLY SCHEDULED FREE MUSEUM DAYS

Every Day
Cable Car Museum (always free)
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory (always free) - Not a museum, but tourists should find this very interesting if they happen to be in Chinatown.
Musee Mechanique - Mechanical Museum (always free) - Used to be at Cliff House.
San Francisco Botanical Garden (always free for SF residents with proof of residency) - Fee for non-San Francisco residents starting 8/1/10, click on link for exact details.

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9am to 10am
Japanese Tea Garden - [unofficial Web site]

Every Monday through Friday
Wells Fargo Museum (always free)

Every Tuesday through Saturday
Randall Museum (always free)
San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design (always free, donation requested)

Every Tuesday through Sunday
Museo ItaloAmericano - Italian American Museum (always free)
San Francisco Railway Museum (always free)

First Tuesday of Each Month - Next One: Tuesday, 11/2
Cartoon Art Museum
Conservatory of Flowers
de Young Museum
Legion of Honor
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SF MOMA
SF Camerwork - Added 9/1/10
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Galleries

First Wednesday of Each Month - Next One: Wednesday, 11/3
Exploratorium
San Francisco Zoo - Free for SF residents only. Proof of residency required.

Third Wednesday of Each Month - Next One: Wednesday, 11/17
California Academy of Sciences - Click here for the 2010 California Academy of Sciences Neighborhood Free Days Calendar for San Francisco residents. - Click here for the 2011 California Academy of Sciences Neighborhood Free Days Calendar for San Francisco residents.

Every Thursday through Sunday
San Francisco Fire Museum (always free)

First Thursday of Each Month - Next One: Thursday, 11/4
Chinese Historical Society of America

Every Friday
Federal Reserve Bank (always free) - 12noon

Every First Full Weekend - Saturday and Sunday of Each Month until December 2010 (More Dates to Come)* - Next One: 11/6 and 11/7
*with Bank of America card and photo ID only - check BofA's Museums on Us Web site for more details
Contemporary Jewish Museum - does not have a monthly free day outside of this program, also free on December 12, 2010 for all San Francisco Public Library card holders.
de Young Museum
Legion of Honor
Museum of the African Diaspora - does not have a monthly free day outside of this program

First Sunday of Each Month - Next One: Sunday, 11/7
Asian Art Museum





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