Through Neighborhood Free Weekends for San Francisco residents and other access programs for the public, the Academy offers full access to all the museum has to offer free of charge on select days of the year.
The Academy offers Free Admission tickets to low-income families through Community Access Ticket Services (CATS), a partnership with social service agencies in the Bay Area. CATS ensures qualified low-income families can attend the Academy at any time. The Academy donates the largest number of free tickets to CATS out of any organization, contributing 9,000 tickets annually.
Through the Discover & Go Library Program, the Academy provides passes to moderate- to low-income neighborhood libraries, including San Francisco, Richmond, Alameda, Contra Costa, Berkeley, Oakland, as well as over 40 local library systems.
We’re proud to introduce an all-new way to become part of the Academy: the Community Value membership. At $159 annually, this membership provides families with affordable access to the Academy 220+ days a year.