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2019 Smithsonian Free Museum Day | Bay Area Museums

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 .

Free Museums in the SF Bay area for Smithsonian Museum Day 2019

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.
NOTE: You are only allowed to download one ticket to one museum on Museum Day. Once you click “generate ticket,” you won’t be able to change your museum selection. The offer is for U.S. Residents only.

Tickets are available while supplies last so don’t delay.

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