Museums Members for A Day

This post was most recently updated on July 11th, 2019

Take your SF museum membership beyond the walls to enjoy exhibitions all around town–for free! Choose among your favorites from the following SF Bay Area institutions who have joined together to offer members free admission.

For 2019, Museums Member for A Day will be on Sunday, April 14, you can use your membership card for one of these locations to explore another. Some restrictions do apply. Click on the name of the museum to visit the web sites for more info about what’s going on and exhibits.


 Check out the discounted activities at: GrouponEntertainment BookFree Museum Passes (Discover and Go) |Go San Francisco card | San Francisco City Pass

San Francisco Museums Members for A Day Locations

Asian Art Museum
BAMPFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive)
Cartoon Art Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum
deYoung (surcharge for special exhibition)
Legion of Honor (surcharge for special exhibition)
Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD)
Museum of Craft and Design
Oakland Museum of California (surcharge for special exhibition)
SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
The Walt Disney Family Museum

Present your Membership card for two free general admission tickets per membership at each location; some restrictions apply. Check with each location for details of open hours and a listing of exhibitions on view.

Other Ways to Save Money on Museum Admissions

I love Free Days and Discounts, but my definite favorites are Discover and Go (museum and attractions passes through our local libraries),  Groupon and the Entertainment Book.

If you haven’t tried Groupon or the Entertainment Book here are some quick ways that I use them to save money.

  • Groupon: There are no service charges so the price you see is the price you pay.  I always check Groupon when I am traveling.
  • Entertainment Book:  Great for coupons for dining and family fun with both a printed book for local stuff and electronic version that gives you access to discounts around the US. Go to and you can view the coupons for your area before you buy.  Plus with the electronic version you can reuse certain coupons more than once!

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