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17 Bay Area Museums Free for Mother's Day + Tips...

There are many great exhibitions to see in the Bay Area so if you feel like going to the museum for Mother’s day, know that May 10th is also Koret Museum Day and 17 Bay Area museums will be free that day. It is a good opportunity to check out a museum.
Here is the list of the museums with their locations and the special exhibitions. Before going, read my tips on how to handle the visit with your little ones. Because the museums are free, they most likely be crowded so be patient, do not try to see everything, you can always come back another day.


Judah L. Magnes Museum: Naomie Kremer exhibition: Ghosts
Lawrence Hall of Science: Animal Grossology exhibition

Chabot Space & Science Center
Oakland Museum of California: Future of Sequoias exhibition

San Francisco

Asian Art Museum, last chance to see the wonderful exhibition: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan. Click here for the schedule of the day.
Contemporary Jewish Museum: You can see the New Works/Old Story: 80 artists at the Passover Table and the wonderful Chagall and the artists of Russian Jewish Theater (1919-1945)
Exploratorium: visit the Mind exhibition
Legion of Honor: Warhol Live (closes May 17th) and Artistic Luxury: Faberge, Lalique, and Tiffany (closes May 31st) exhibitions
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 2008 Seca Art Award (last day on May 10th) and Paul Klee exhibitions
Museum of the African Diaspora: American Icons Bay Area and Let the Motto Be Resistance exhibitions
San Francisco Zoo
M. H. de Young Museum

San Jose

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art: The Prints of Andy Warhol
Tech Museum of Innovation IMAX Movie


Bay Area Discovery Museum

Have a wonderful visit! 

Lydie Thomas is a Travel Whisperer and mother of two little avid travelers. She is sharing her tips and tricks on visiting the San Francisco Bay Area with children. She also loves to share her French culture and tips on vacationing in France with little ones. Subscribe to her blog or follow her on twitter @lydiethomas.
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