Yerba Buena Family Day: Free

Yerba Buena Family Day is downtown San Francisco’s biggest free family block party. That means you and your family are in for a full day of free fun at five popular SF attractions, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Contemporary Jewish Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum) and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Each attraction features hands-on art-making activities for kids, and special family-friendly performances. All free! “It would cost a family of four $120 just to visit these museums and that doesn’t include all the extras.”

Families can be among the first to experience the freshly redesigned Children’s Creativity Museum, unveiling its exciting new Imagination Lab for the first time that weekend. Kids can ride the historic carousel, experiment with clay animation, and much, much more. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, visitors will marvel at Harry Houdini’s world famous escape acts in the exhibition Houdini: Art and Magic, thrill to a live performance by The Magic of Chin-Chin and make their own optical illusions.

At SFMOMA, kids can be inspired by the exhibition Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective and sketch, scribble, and squiggle their way through the wonderful world of drawing. Down the block at MoAD, families can decoupage their own memory boxes … And Yerba Buena Gardens Festival offers a lively afternoon under the sun with multiple performances throughout the Gardens … ” 

WHAT: Yerba Buena Family Day — Free admission to 5 popular San Francisco attractions. Info: www.ybfamilyday.org.

WHEN: THAT’S A WRAP! Check back for the next event (possibly in September or October.

WHERE: The following five locations downtown San Francisco …

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) at 151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard).
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum,  at 736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth).
  • Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) at 685 Mission Street (at Third).
  • Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum) at 221 Fourth Street (at Howard).
  • Yerba Buena Gardens Festival at Mission Street (between Third and Fourth).

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