Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Free Summer Attractions 

Wednesday, Jun 29 2005
Comments
Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin (at Fulton), S.F., 581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Free on the first Tuesday of the month (children 12 and under always free); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

California Academy of Sciences

875 Howard (between Fourth and Fifth Sts.), S.F., 321-8000, www.calacademy.org.

Free on the first Wednesday of the month (children 3 and under always free); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Legion of Honor

100 34th Ave. (at Clement), S.F., 863-3330, www.thinker.org.

Free every Tuesday (children 11 and under always free); 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exploratorium

3601 Lyon (at Marina), S.F., 561-0360, www.exploratorium.edu.

Free on the first Wednesday of the month (children 3 and under always free); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Golden Gate Bridge

U.S. Hwy. 101, S.F., 921-5858, www.goldengatebridge.org.

Free to pedestrians.

Golden Gate Park Historical Walking Tours

Friends of Recreation and Parks

263-0991, www.frp.org.

Free walking tours of Golden Gate Park, including several toddler-friendly options and "jungle tours" of the Conservatory of Flowers.

Museum of Craft & Folk Art

Fort Mason, Building A (Buchanan & Marina), S.F., 775-0991, www.mocfa.org.

Free on the first Wednesday of the month; 11 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MOCFA will be moving downtown at the end of the year.)

Oakland Museum

1000 Oak (at 10th St.), Oakland, (510) 238-2200, www.museumca.org.

Free on the second Sunday of the month (children 5 and under always free); noon to 5 p.m.

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

1201 Mason (at Washington), S.F., 474-1887, www.cablecarmuseum.com.

Admission is always free; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

San Francisco City Guides

c/o SF Main Library

100 Larkin (at Ninth St.), S.F., 557-4266, www.sfcityguides.org.

Free walking tours every day of the week, focusing on subjects ranging from neighborhoods and popular landmarks to themes from the creepy ("Ghost Walks") to the saucy ("Bawdy & Naughty").

San Francisco Fire Department Museum

655 Presidio (at Pine), S.F., 558-3546, www.sffiremuseum.org.

Admission is always free; open Thursday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

San Francisco Maritime Museum

Polk (at Beach), S.F., 561-6662, www.maritime.org.

Admission to the museum building is free; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 Third St. (at Mission), S.F., 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Free on the first Tuesday of the month (children 12 and under always free); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo (at Skyline), S.F., 753-7080, www.sfzoo.org.

Free on the first Wednesday of the month (children 2 and under always free); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker

914 Heinz (at Eighth St.), Berkeley, (510) 843-6000, www.scharffenberger.com.

Free factory tours daily; reservations suggested.

Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. (at Lincoln), S.F., 661-1316.

Free admission and guided tours; Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2626 Bancroft (at College), Berkeley, (510) 642-0808, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Museum (but not archive) free on the first Thursday of each month (UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students, and children 12 and under always free); 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission (at Third St.), S.F., 978-2787, www.yerbabuenaarts.org.

Free on the first Tuesday of each month; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

About The Author

Tamara Palmer

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"