Thanks to the generosity of our funders, SFMOMA offers regularly scheduled free days and free evenings. Find upcoming dates below and check back for additions, or sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new events are announced.
Miss a free day? We always have art that’s free to see, no ticket required. And remember: guests 18 and under enjoy free admission every day!
All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are invited to spend an evening at the museum on us! From 4–8 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.
Tickets are free and reserving online is highly encouraged. Tickets go online two weeks in advance.
Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA 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.
October 7, 2021
Visit the Joan Mitchell exhibition and join us for poetry and music on the rooftop terrace.
November 4, 2021
Visit the exhibition Tatiana Bilbao Estudio: Architecture From Outside In and hear from Bilbao in conversation with Ron Rael of Rael San Fratello.
December 2, 2021
Stay tuned for December’s exhibitions and programs!
Tickets for future First Thursdays go online about 2 weeks ahead of time.
Enjoy a day of art and family fun at SFMOMA! This special day of art and family fun is all about murals—from Diego Rivera’s Pan American Unity to fresh works by local artists in Bay Area Walls. Explore them with self-guided activities for the whole family.
Admission is free for up to four adults accompanying one child or teen (eighteen and younger), and reserving your tickets online is highly encouraged. 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. For more information on Free Family Day, see this FAQ.
SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of art-filled public spaces that are open to the public, no ticket required. Check out what’s currently on view in on our Free-to-See page.