The good news of the week (of the year!) is that some museums are about to reopen in San Francisco. Even better news, some will be free for a few days.
Obviously San Francisco museums are reopening with a plethora of safety measures from extra cleaning to mandatory facial coverings and physical distancing. Additionally, because they operate at reduced capacity, you have to book your time slot online in advance. Make sure to also double-check the hours of opening, check the websites for additional information, and download a self-guided tour on your mobile device.
Here is the announced schedule for the reopening of the de Young Museum, the SFMOMA, and the Asian Art Museum.
De Young Museum
It’s expected to reopen to the public on Friday, Sept. 25th. (double-check, the website reads “pending approval of the city of San Francisco”). From Sept 22nd through 24th, only members will be admitted.
But you can reserve your timed tickets online starting now for Frida Kahlo: Appearances can be deceiving exhibition.
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
More information on the website, click here
SFMOMA is reopening on Sunday, October 4th with two weeks of Free Community Days and free parking at the museum from Sunday, October 4 to Sunday, October 18th. There are three days for members only from Thursday, October 1st–Saturday, October 3rd. Social distancing is required, and all visitors age 3 and older, must wear masks while in the building.
Entry will be through timed tickets. Online booking will start on Wednesday, September 23 for members and on Friday, September 25th for the general public. Tickets will also be sold at the ticketing desk, but availability is limited and not guaranteed.
There are many exhibitions on view, but if you had not seen the Dawoud Bey exhibition, it’s a good time to do so.
Hours: Friday – Monday from 10 am – 5 pm and Thursday from 1 pm – 8 pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
To book online, click here.
Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum is scheduled to reopen on October 3rd with free admission for all from Oct 3rd to 12th.
October 1-2 will be for members, and for the general public from October 3rd. They will require time ticket booking in advance, and social distancing.
Hours: Thursday 1 pm to 8 pm – Friday to Monday 10 am to 5 pm – (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
Reserve your tickets
That’s it for now, but we’ll take it!! We will keep you posted about the reopening of other museums. Don’t forget that you can also visit 836M Gallery opened by appointment.