First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free Admission for Bay Area Residents

First Thursday of Every Month
1–8 p.m.

Tickets are free and are available about two weeks in advance; reserving online is highly encouraged. Please note: Admission for Diego Rivera’s America is also free for Bay Area residents on First Thursdays but requires timed tickets and has limited capacity.

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All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are invited to spend a day at the museum on us! From 1–8 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.

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.


First Thursdays in October, November, and December is sponsored by The North Face.

Major support is provided by the Hearst Foundations, illy, and United Airlines.

Generous support is provided by Nancy and Alan Schatzberg and Kay Harrigan Woods.

Additional support is provided by the Kelson Foundation, Susan Swig, and Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.