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 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 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.

Upcoming dates:

February 3, 2022
4–8 p.m.

Due to the local surge in COVID-19 cases, in-person programs during this First Thursday have been postponed. Bay Area residents can still reserve free tickets to enjoy the museum from 4–8 p.m.

March 3, 2022
4–8 p.m.

Join Leah Rosenberg and six color experts on a chromatic journey through SFMOMA’s galleries.

Major support for First Thursdays is provided by the Hearst Foundations.
Generous support is provided Nancy and Alan Schatzberg.

Free Family Days at SFMOMA

Enjoy a day of art and family fun at SFMOMA! These special days include special art-making activities for the whole family in our Koret Education Center, located on the Second Floor. 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.

Check back soon for our next Family Free Day!

Free Family Days are generously supported by the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, and the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

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.