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How to Use the FAMILY PASS

The FAMILY PASS is only valid for San Francisco Families with Children up to age 18.

1. Visit any SF Public Library (Click to find a Library Branch)

2. Choose a Participating Attraction or Pool (Click for availability by Branch)

3. Use your SF Public Library Card to check out a FAMILY PASS. Library card holder must be present at checkout.  Only one pass may be checked out on a library card at a time (Click here to get your Library card).

4. Confirm the days and hours that the selected Participating Attraction or Pool is open.

5. Take the FAMILY PASS to the Participating Attraction or Pool.

6. Enjoy free entrance for 1 to 2 adults accompanied by 1 to 4 children.

Note: The FAMILY PASS is only valid for San Francisco Families with children up to age 18.  Only one pass may be checked out per person, and the individual who wishes to check out a pass must present their valid library card in-person.  Quantities are limited and restrictions apply.


Use the FAMILY PASS to Enjoy FREE Admission to 23 Participating Attractions



Aquarium of the Bay
Get up close and personal with more than 20,000 marine animals from San Francisco Bay and nearby waters.
The Embarcadero & Beach Street
415 623-5300


Asian Art Museum
Explore the art and cultures of the world’s largest continent at the Asian Art Museum, located next to the Main Library at Civic Center.
200 Larkin Street
415 581-3500


California Academy of Sciences
Come explore an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum under one living roof.
55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park 
415 379-8000


California Historical Society
Learn about our state’s dynamic and evolving history through exhibitions, programs, and educational activities for all ages.
678 Mission Street
415 357-1848


Cartoon Art Museum
In the Yerba Buena cultural district, find over 6,000 pieces of cartoon, animation, comic book, graphic novel, and anime art.
655 Mission Street
415 227-8666

Restrictions: 4 guests total per pass.

Children's Creativity Museum
A hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience designed to inspire kids’ creativity, collaboration, and communication.
221 4th Street
415 820-3320


Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
The Chinese Historical Society of America is the oldest and largest organization in the country dedicated to the documentation, study, and presentation of Chinese American history. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational, public programming, the CHSA Museum promotes the contributions and legacy of Chinese in America.
965 Clay Street
415 391-1188 x101


Coit Tower
Take the elevator to the observation deck for 360° views of the City and Bay.
Telegraph Hill Blvd.
415 362-0808

Conservatory of Flowers
This oldest existing conservatory in North America is a spectacular living museum of 1,750 rare and beautiful tropical plant species.
100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park
415 831-2090


Contemporary Jewish Museum
Embracing a range of media, the Museum includes contemporary art, historical objects, film, music, and live performance.
736 Mission Street
415 655-7800


The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. Creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
Pier 15, on the Embarcadero at Green Street
415 528-4444


Haas-Lilienthal House
Take a docent-led tour of San Francisco’s only Victorian house museum. See authentic furnishings and San Francisco artifacts. Tours Wed and Sat Noon to 3, Sundays 11 to 4.
2007 Franklin Street  
415 441-3000


Japanese Tea Garden
Visit the oldest public Japanese garden in the U.S. Features an arched drum bridge, pagodas, koi ponds and a Zen garden.
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. in Golden Gate Park


Museum of the African Diaspora (Currently Closed for Renovations)
Exhibitions couple art, culture, and technology to bring the African Diaspora and the world community closer together.
685 Mission Street
415 358-7200


San Francisco Zoo
Meet more than 693 animals representing some 197 species in a beautiful park setting designed to inspire caring for nature.
1 Zoo Road
415 753-7080


Swimming Pools
Please note: passes to the pools are only valid during recreational swim times. Recreational swim times can be found here: http://sfrecpark.org/Rec-Aquatics.aspx 

Balboa Swimming Pool
Havelock St. and San Jose Ave.
415 337-4701

Coffman Swimming Pool
1701 Visitacion Ave.
415 337-9085

Garfield Swimming Pool
1271 Treat St.
415 695-5001

Hamilton Swimming Pool
1900 Geary Blvd.
415 292-2008

MLK Swimming Pool
5701 3rd St.
415 822-2807

North Beach Swimming Pool
651 Lombard St.
415 391-0407

Rossi Swimming Pool
600 Arguello Blvd.
415 666-7014

Sava Swimming Pool
2699 19th Ave.
415 661-6327


Check Out San Francisco FAMILY PASS is made possible by the generosity of the participating attractions, San Francisco Children's Fund, the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, San Francisco Public Library, and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department