Free Family Day FAQ
How do I get free tickets?
Up to two adults may each claim a free ticket when accompanied by a visitor 18 and under 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 under 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 under. 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.
What happens if tickets run 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 can I do if I get a free timed ticket for much later in the day? Can I come in early?
We adhere closely to ticket times, especially on busy days. If you get a ticket for later in the day, we suggest visiting some of our great neighborhood institutions. You can also ask one of our staff members for recommendations on other fun activities in the area!
What if I don’t come with someone 18 and under? Can I still get in for free?
If you arrive unaccompanied by someone 18 and under, 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 under?
Absolutely! A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase, both in person and online, for guests visiting unaccompanied by someone 18 and under.
Performance All Ages
Performance All Ages brings newly commissioned, participatory artworks to intergenerational audiences and facilitates direct engagement with artists through workshops, gallery activations, and live performances. Three artists join SFMOMA for residencies every year, each culminating in a museum-wide Free Family Day.