Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 

Find out more about how San Francisco is leading the charge to include all residents in our arts and culture communities.


Why San Francisco Museums for All?

San Francisco is home to some of the world’s greatest art, science, and history museums, but entrance fees for families can range from $20 to $150 – which make it harder for some families to access.

Mayor London N. Breed launched San Francisco Museums for All to bridge this gap and create more equitable access to the City’s renowned arts and cultural institutions and their educational opportunities – especially during the summer months.


Who can access museums through San Francisco Museums for All?

Any San Francisco resident who is currently enrolled in CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or cash assistance benefits through the San Francisco Human Services Agency is eligible for the free admission program.


What museums are participating?


  • Asian Art Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • California Academy of Sciences *
  • Cartoon Art Museum
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • de Young Museum
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of the African Diaspora
  • Museum of Craft and Design
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

* - discounted $3 general admission only.


What is included in admission through San Francisco Museums for All?

General admission access for up to four individuals is included. Special exhibits or additional programs that are not included in a museum's general admission fees is not included.