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San Francisco Families with Children …

Do you have an SF Library Card? You can check out much more than a book! Use the Check Out SF FAMILY PASS to Enjoy FREE Admission to 23 Participating Attractions!

The only way to access the Family Passes is by visiting your local library and checking out the pass, just like a book. Each library has one pass for each attraction, except for the Main Library, which has two for each attraction. Each pass is valid for four youth under age 18 and two adults! Passes are valid for one admission to each attraction, and must be used within a week of checking out the pass. 

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

www.aquariumofthebay.org

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

www.asianart.org

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

www.calacademy.org

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

www.californiahistoricalsociety.org

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

www.cartoonart.org 
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

http://creativity.org

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

http://www.chsa.org/

Coit Tower
Take the elevator to the observation deck for 360° views of the City and Bay.
Telegraph Hill Blvd.
415 362-0808
http://www.sfkids.org/Content.aspx?id=6598

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

www.conservatoryofflowers.org

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

www.thecjm.org

Exploratorium
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

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ 

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

www.sfheritage.org

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

www.japaneseteagardensf.com

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

www.moadsf.org

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

www.sfzoo.org

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