Stretch your budget by enjoying free museum visits, art workshops, nature activities and more.
Check out the websites of the destinations below to confirm the dates and hours of their next free admission days.
Also visit our Events page where we identify free events and activities.
Habitot Children’s Museum (days vary) – Berkeley
Oakland Museum of California (first Sunday) – Oakland
Telescope Viewing at Chabot (Fri & Sat eves) – Oakland
San Mateo County History Museum (1st Friday) – Redwood City
Asian Art Museum (1st Sunday) – San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences (4 select days per year) – San Francisco
Exploratorium (select days throughout the year) – San Francisco
CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point (select days) – San Mateo
Hands on Science Classes at Intel Museum (always free) – Santa Clara
Bay Area Children’s Discovery Museum (1st Wednesday) – Sausalito
Bay Model Center – Sausalito
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford (always free, special family programs on Sundays) – Stanford
Home Depot Kids Workshop (1st Saturday) – all locations