Free Family Day FAQ

When is the next Free Family Day?

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Special Free Family Day activities conclude at 4 p.m., but the galleries remain accessible until the museum closes at 5 p.m.

What’s going on that day?

This Free Family Day will offer an array of creative activities that families can enjoy together, including art making, story time with San Francisco Public Library librarians, a treasure hunt that takes you around the museum, and a screening of the documentary Batkid Begins (2015) in our theater, presented in collaboration with SFFILM. Thematic activities will highlight the people of San Francisco and their stories, and explore photography as an artistic practice, taking inspiration from artist JR’s expansive digital mural The Chronicles of San Francisco (on view in the Roberts Family Gallery off the Howard Street entrance beginning May 23).

How do I get free tickets?

Up to two adults may each claim a free ticket when accompanied by a visitor 18 and younger on Free Family Day. These free tickets must be claimed in person on the day of the event. Regular-priced tickets will still be available for purchase both in person and online for those guests visiting without children that day. Visitors 18 and younger are always free at SFMOMA.

Do Free Family Day tickets include admission to special exhibitions?

Admission to special exhibitions that require a surcharge is not included. However, timed tickets for these special exhibitions can be purchased onsite for an additional fee. Special exhibition tickets are free for visitors 18 and younger. These timed tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check availability at the Ticketing Desk.


Can I get free tickets in advance?

Unfortunately, no. Free tickets are only available on Free Family Day on a first-come, first-served basis. While free tickets are not available in advance, regular-priced tickets will still be available for purchase both in person and online for guests visiting without children.

Is there a limit to how many free tickets you’re giving out?

We need to keep a close eye on capacity in our galleries, so tickets may run out. We suggest arriving earlier in the day for the best chance of getting into the museum.

What if I don't come with someone 18 and younger? Can I still get in for free?

If you arrive unaccompanied by someone 18 and younger, you’ll need to purchase tickets. Programming on Free Family Day is designed to cultivate and engage the next generation of art lovers.

Can I purchase tickets if I know I won’t be attending with someone 18 or younger?

Absolutely! A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase, both in person and online, for guests visiting unaccompanied by someone 18 and younger.

Who do I contact if I still have questions?

Email or call us at 415.357.4000 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!

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