Previously just a summer program, Museums for All is now available all year round for low-income visitors.
Museums For All (MFA) is a popular community program put on by the SF Human Services Agency, helping museums give free or reduced admission to low-income visitors. The Agency recently announced that the popular program has now been made permanent and year-round, meaning that a significant amount of visitors will now have increased access to over 20 of the city’s most fascinating museums!
San Francisco Museums For All is now year-round and permanent! This program offers free/reduced priced admission to museums for those with low-incomes. All you have to do is use your EBT or Medi-Cal card to gain access to museums across SF! https://t.co/WzdddtJNsm pic.twitter.com/Go90PYBcLM
— San Francisco Human Services Agency (@SFHumanServices) June 22, 2021
Eligible visitors can get free or discounted admission at the museums by showing their EBT or Medi-Cal card with proof of SF residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. The MFA admission can include up to three family members or friends. Keep in mind that most museums allow you to do so at the ticket window, but check each museum’s website in case you need to reserve a spot in advance.
Participating museums include the Asian Art Museum, SFMOMA, the Legion of Honor, the de Young Museum, the Cable Car Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and many more! See the full list here.
Many museums and gardens offer a standing free admission day each month for all visitors. See our article about monthly free admission days here!