A gigantic fossil of Tyrannosaurus Rex stands in the light-filled lobby of the California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco residents enjoy free admission on designated weekends each year, according to zip code.

Fall 2019 dates now scheduled—find your zip code below!



Free admission is available for San Francisco residents of each zip code during the designated dates listed below. Visiting adults may bring up to six children for free entry. Proof of residency is required.*

Next Free Weekend: September 13-15, 2019
Neighborhoods: Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Cow Hollow, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Laurel Heights, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Richmond, Western Addition
Zip Codes: 94115, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94123, 94129, 94159

Next Free Weekend: October 4-6, 2019
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Financial District, Hayes Valley, Mission Bay, Nob Hill, North Beach, Russian Hill, SOMA, Telegraph Hill, Tenderloin, Treasure Island, Union Square, Yerba Buena Island
Zip Codes: 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94108, 94109, 94111, 94126, 94130, 94133, 94158

Next Free Weekend: October 18-20, 2019
Neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley
Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134

Next Free Weekend: October 25-27†, 2019
Neighborhoods: Castro, Forest Hill, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Parkmerced, Parkside, St. Francis Wood, Sunset
Zip Codes: 94114, 94116, 94122, 94127, 94131, 94132

†Please note: The Academy is closing early at 3 pm on October 26.

*Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combinations are acceptable:

  • A driver’s license or state ID card

  • Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date

  • Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box)


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