First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free Admission for Bay Area Residents

First Thursday of Every Month
Noon–8 p.m.

Tickets are free and are available about two weeks in advance; reserving online is highly encouraged.

Reserve Tickets

All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are invited to spend a day at the museum on us! From noon–8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, Bay Area residents can enjoy SFMOMA’s galleries filled with lively and inspiring art — for free. First Thursdays also feature live programs that highlight exhibitions on view.
View upcoming First Thursday dates and learn more about planned programming.

SPECIAL OFFER from First Thursdays major sponsor, illy: All visitors on First Thursdays can enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY cup of illy drip coffee at Steps Coffee (while supplies last), our coffee bar on Floor 2 in Schwab Hall. Steps Coffee will be open until 6:00 p.m. To redeem your offer, use the voucher that you will receive along with your pre-visit email from SFMOMA or at the visitor desk when you get your tickets onsite at the museum.


Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA for free. Due to social distancing requirements, some exhibitions have limited capacity and use a virtual waiting list. We suggest checking in early at the exhibition to add your party to the list.

Qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.


Presenting support for First Thursdays is provided by Penny S. and James G. Coulter.

Major support for First Thursdays is provided by Concepción S. and Irwin Federman.

Significant support is provided by illy.

Additional support is provided by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.