Photo: © Henrik Kam

First Thursdays + Free Days at SFMOMA

Thanks to the generosity of our funders, SFMOMA offers regularly scheduled free days and free evenings, and guests 18 and younger always enjoy free admission to the museum. We regularly update this page with upcoming dates and activities, but you can also sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new events, exhibitions, and activities are announced.

First Thursdays at SFMOMA

All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are invited to spend an evening 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 and related events — for free.

Tickets and event details become available about two weeks in advance, and reserving online is highly encouraged. Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Check back soon for upcoming programming.

First Thursdays in August is sponsored by Cruise.

Major support for First Thursdays 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.

Free Family Days at SFMOMA

Enjoy a day of art and family fun at SFMOMA! These special days include art-making activities for the whole family in our Koret Education Center, located on Floor 2, plus additional activities and activations. Admission to the museum is free for up to four adults accompanying one child or teen (eighteen and younger). For more information on Free Family Day, see our FAQ.

Our next Free Family Day is September 11: Rivera, Murals, and More!

Get ready for a big day of fun as Free Family Day teams up with Mini Mural Festival to bring you an extravaganza of creativity! Drop into the Koret Education Center on Floor 2 for hands-on artmaking with Youth Art Exchange, pick up a family kit with a sketchbook, and explore the art of Diego Rivera’s America.

Learn more about Mini Mural Festival at sfmoma.org/events.

Support for Free Family Days is provided by the John & Marcia Goldman Family Free Sundays Endowment Fund and The Hearst Foundations.

Diego Rivera, The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on this Continent (Pan American Unity), 1940. © Banco de México Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico D.F. / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image: courtesy City College of San Francisco.


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 our always free-to-see area, including poignant mural commissions by local artists and Diego Rivera’s monumental mural created in the Bay Area in 1940.