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 is free to see, no ticket required. And remember: guests 18 and younger 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 are available about two weeks in advance; reserving online is highly encouraged.
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.
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!
Spend the waning days of 2021 with favorites from our permanent Painting + Sculpture collection on Floor 2. The ongoing presentation Open Ended: Painting and Sculpture 1900 to Now will be free for all visitors from December 20 to December 23, 2021.
Enjoy a day of art and family fun at SFMOMA! This special day is all about home: where it is for you and what it looks or feels like. Explore this theme with creative 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.
January 9, 2022. Check back for ticket information, or sign up for our Family Newsletter to stay up to date.
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.