Cheap Summer Fun: Learn the Free Museum Days Schedule

School’s out – or almost out – for Bay Area kids, and even with camps and swim lessons scheduled, there are always plenty of stretches of open time with parents looking for something fun to do that doesn’t cost a fortune. This is the perfect time to look around for free weekday visits offered by museums and parks, generally the same day every month, and take advantage of them.

Today – the first Wednesday of the month – is free admission to the San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco residents only), the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, and to the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Tomorrow – the first Thursday of the month – the Pez Museum in Burlingame has free admission.

The first Tuesday of the month, doors open for free at SF MOMA, the Cartoon Art Museum (pay what you wish), the Conservatory of Flowers, the Legion of Honor, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford always offers free admission.

Explore something new this summer, for free!

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