San Francisco Skyline at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

San Francisco Museums Offering Free Admission Because of Bad Air

November 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) — Several museums in San Francisco are offering free admission to the public to help them escape the heavy smoke and haze 

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the de Young fine arts museum are opening free to the public this weekend as a respite from the smoke and haze covering much of the Bay Area.

The permanent collection on SFMoMA's second floor and the Public Knowledge Library will be open Sunday without a ticket.

"We hope that these galleries, in addition to the Public Knowledge Library can offer a place for reflection as we all continue to find ways to cope with the ongoing impact of the fire and smoke," the museum said in a statement. 

The Contemporary Jewish Museum and the de Young Fine Arts Museum are also eliminating admission fees this weekend, SFGate reported.

For more information about where to find filtered air in the city, visit the website from the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.