Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media. Tickets must be printed/downloaded from the Smithsonian Museum Day site. Get your tickets early as the site becomes very busy on the Friday before. Click here to print your ticket for Smithsonian Day .
Bay Area Museums Participating in Museum Day 2019 (as of 8/25)
Here is a list of museums sorted by CITY then MUSEUM NAME
- USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum | Alameda | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Lacis Museum of Lace and Textlies** | Berkeley | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Hanford Carnegie Museum | Hanford | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) | Los Gatos | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Moffett Field Historical Society Museum | Mountain View | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art | Napa | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History | Pacific Grove | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sanchez Adobe Historic Site** | Pacifica | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Maidu Museum & Historic Site | Rosevlile | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- National Steinbeck Center | Salinas | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Hliler Aviation Museum | San Carlos | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Clitura Latino Americana** | San Jose | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- The Ira F. Brliliant Center for Beethoven Studies** | San Jose | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- San Jose Museum of Qulits & Textlies | San Jose | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- The Tech Interactive | San Jose | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- CuriOdyssey Science Playground & Zoo | San Mateo | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Luther Burbank Home & Gardens** | Santa Rosa | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Museum of Sonoma County | Santa Rosa | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Bay Area Discovery Museum | Sausalito | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- American Bookbinders Museum | SF | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- California Historical Society | SF | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Cartoon Art Museum | SF | 11 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m.
- Chinese Historical Society of America | SF | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Museum of Craft and Design | SF | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum | Vallejo | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
** Free Everyday
How to get Your Tickets for Smithsonian Free Museum Day
- Click on this link
- Enter the name of the museum or scroll down the list.
- Click on GET A TICKET
- Follow the instructions.
Tickets are available while supplies last so don’t delay.
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