Some museums are reopening in San Francisco.
Beware that San Francisco museums are reopening with 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 double-check the hours of opening on their respective websites for additional information, and download their self-guided tour on your mobile device when available.
De Young Museum & Legion of Honor
You can reserve your timed tickets online starting now for Frida Kahlo: Appearances can be deceiving exhibition, Uncanny Valley or Calder Picasso.
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
For more information go on the website
Social distancing is required, and all visitors age 3 and older, must wear masks while in the building.
Tickets can be sold at the ticketing desk, but availability is limited and not guaranteed.
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
It requires 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
California Academy of Sciences
it will be reopening to the public on March 17th!
They offer advance access for members and donors on March 15-16. Tickets will be available beginning March 10, and all guests, including members, must reserve tickets online in advance.
Masks must be worn properly by all guests ages 3+ at all times, the physical distancing of at least 6′ must be maintained at all times, some exhibits, including the planetarium, will remain temporarily closed, reservations will be required for the rainforest and Shake House.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Indoor and outdoor exhibits are open! First indoor exhibits to reopen: Bay Hall and the Art Studios.
Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of national parkland in Sausalito, BADM features exhibition spaces and daily programs for children 6 months of age to 10 years. Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required.
Museum of Craft and Design
The Museum of Craft and Design will reopen to the public with two brand new exhibitions, Design by Time and Encoded Holidays: Gary Hutton x Tom Bonauro, on Thursday, April 1, with a member preview day on March 31. Plan your visit sfmcd.org/visit
Learn more about how they’re preparing for your safe return.
All on-site visits, tours, and events are postponed or canceled until further notice. Check online programs here.
We will keep you posted about the reopening of other museums. Don’t forget that you can also visit 836M Gallery opened by appointment.