The View from the Classroom Window

Monday, May 17, 2010

BAY AREA FREE OR REDUCED ADMISSIONS TO MUSEUMS, ETC.

My E.S. just sent this to me:

FREE ADMISSION – ANYDAY

1. Tilden Regional Park Botanic Garden, Nature Study Area & Little Farm, Berkeley
http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden

2. Museum of Children's Art, Oakland http://www.mocha.org

3. Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/community-services/ac-generalinfo.html

4. Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

5. Nasa Ames Research Center, Mountain View http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html

6. Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton http://www.ucolick.org/public/visitors.html

7. Jelly Belly Factory Tour, Fairfield http://jellybelly.com

8. Cable Car Museum, San Francisco http://www.cablecarmuseum.org

9. Chinese Cultural Center Gallery, San Francisco http://www.c-c-c.org

10. Museo ItaloAmericano, San Francisco http://www.museoitaloamericano.org

11. San Francisco Fire Department Museum, San Francisco http://www.sffiremuseum.org/index.html

12. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford http://museum.stanford.edu

13. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu

14. San Francisco Botanical Garden www.sfbotanicalgarden.org

FREE ADMISSION – FIRST SUNDAYS

1. Oakland Museum of California— (not including special exhibitions) http://www.museumca.org/visit/index.html

2. Asian Art Museum, San Francisco http://www.asianart.org/hoursandadmission.html

FREE ADMISSION -- FIRST TUESDAYS

1. De Young Museum, San Francisco (except special exhibitions) http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/visiting/index.asp

2. Legion Of Honor, San Francisco (except special exhibitions) http://www.famsf.org/legion/visiting/index.asp

3. Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco ("pay what you wish" day) http://www.cartoonart.org/directions.html

4. Museum of Craft & Folk Art (Yerba Buena), San Francisco in 2008 http://www.mocfa.org/visit/index.html

5. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco http://www.ybca.org/visit/gallery.aspx

6. Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/visit/hours

7. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), San Francisco http://www.sfmoma.org/visit/visitinfo_ hours.asp


FREE ADMISSION – FIRST WEDNESDAY

1. San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco—For residents of San Francisco only http://www.sfzoo.org

2. Exploratorium, San Francisco http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/hours_admission.html

3. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. http://www.badm.org

FREE ADMISSION – THIRD WEDNESDAY

1. California Academy of Sciences & Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco (first come, first served) http://www.calacade my.org


FREE ADMISSION – FIRST THURSDAY

1. Burlingame Pez Museum, Burlingame http://www.burlingamepezmuseum.com

2. Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

ALMOST FREE or REDUCED FEES

1. Tilden Park Steam Train ($1.75) or Merry-Go-Round ($1) http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden

2. Los Gatos Billy Jones Railroad Train or Carousel ($2) http://www.bjwrr.org

3. Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Factory and Museum Tour ($3) http://www.mrsgrossmans.com

4. Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose SJ— Open Access Policy http://www.thetech.org/about/open_access

5. Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose— Open Door Policy http://www.cdm.org/info

6. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey County Public libraries has a "book" that residents of Monterey County can check out for free admission for up to 6 people. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org

7. A List of Free Things to Do in San Jose http://www.sanjose.com/free-guide

8. 25 Sacramento Museums that are Free or Nominal Fee http://www.sacmuseums.org/findamuseum.html

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