People in the Court of Honor on Free Saturday at the Legion of Honor

Free Saturday at the Legion of Honor museum, San Francisco, 2019. Photograph by Gary Sexton

Free + reduced admission

We offer several programs for free or reduced admission to our permanent galleries and special exhibitions. 

Free Saturdays for Bay Area residents

Book online and skip the line

Every Saturday we offer free general admission to all residents of the nine Bay Area counties.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions.
  • We suggest booking your tickets in advance online. Please be prepared to verify with ID on-site.
  • Free admission may also be redeemed on-site with a driver’s license or postmarked envelope.
  • Visitors ages 17 and under always receive free admission to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma

Free Tuesdays for all

General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Full-price admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • We suggest booking your tickets in advance online. 
  • Free admission may also be redeemed by visiting the ticketing and membership desks, pending availability. 

Accessibility admission

Includes free general admission and discounted special exhibition admission during normal museum hours. We also offer dedicated Access Days for visitors with disabilities and a guest. Visit our full list of Accessibility programs for more information.

  • Free general admission and discounted special exhibition tickets may be redeemed by showing valid ID at the ticketing and membership desks, or by contacting access@famsf.org.
  • Valid ID includes documentation from a physician or a local or federal government agency, including a physician letter, a Medicaid or Medicare card, an SSD benefits letter, or a disabled transit pass.

Access Membership

Access membership is a discounted level of membership ($89 / year) for people with disabilities. 

Benefits include:

  • Free admission for one member, a companion, and a guest to the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor
  • Priority ticketing to special exhibitions
  • Member Wednesdays, with members-only access to select special exhibitions every Wednesday
  • Invitations to special exhibition previews and after-hours viewings
  • Discounts on special exhibition audio tours
  • 10% off at the Museum Stores and 20% off during members-only sale days
  • Free subscription to Fine Arts magazine and Member Monthly email newsletter

Eligibility required to join on-site; please provide documentation from a physician or a local or federal government agency. Examples of documentation include a physician letter, Medicaid or Medicare card, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits letter, or disabled transit pass. To join, email membership@famsf.org, call 415.750.3636 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm), or visit the membership desk at the de Young or Legion of Honor. No eligibility documentation is required for renewals; to renew, verify your membership.

Museums for All

All visitors receiving Medi-Cal and food assistance (SNAP benefits) are offered free general admission.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Full-price admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a valid Medi-Cal or EBT card at the ticketing and membership desks, pending availability.

Discover & Go

Discover & Go offers free general admission for California library cardholders through select libraries in the area.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Full-price admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Discover & Go voucher at the ticketing and membership desks. Register online to receive a dated Discover & Go voucher prior to visiting, pending availability.

Bank of America Museums on Us

During Museums on Us weekends — the first full weekend of every month — Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (US Trust) cardholders receive complimentary general admission. 

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Full-price admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (US Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.
  • Offer available for account holder or cardholder only.
  • Tickets are available on-site, day-of only, and are subject to availability; arrive early for best availability.

Public transportation discount

Receive a $2 discount with proof of purchase from any Bay Area public transportation system, including BART, Muni, Caltrain, and more.

  • This offer applies to general admission and special exhibitions.
  • Discount may be redeemed by presenting a proof of purchase from any Bay Area public transportation system.
  • This discount is available in person at the time of purchase only; it does not apply to online purchases or previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with other offers.

Sotheby’s Preferred

Sotheby’s Preferred members receive free museum admission.

  • This offer applies to general admission and special exhibitions.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Sotheby’s Preferred membership card and photo ID.
  • Offer available for the cardholder and up to three guests.
  • Tickets are available on-site, day-of only, and are subject to availability; arrive early for best availability.

Rules and restrictions for discount offers

Most offers do not include discounted admission to special exhibitions. Not valid with other offers, discounts, special ticketed events, special pricing, or previous purchases. Valid for single-day admission only. Offer may be valid for a limited number of tickets per transaction. Coupon has no cash value. Tickets not for resale. Prices, offers, and hours subject to change without notice. Parking not included. Discounts applied with valid documentation.

Sponsors

Free Saturdays admission is generously underwritten by Diane B. Wilsey and programming is supported by Kaiser Permanente.