Our Favorite Things To Do in San Francisco

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Visit Exploratorium Free on First Wednesdays

Visit the original home of the Exploratorium before they move to pier 15/17 of the San Francisco waterfront in 2013. Every first Wednesdays are free but groups of 10 or more are required to make reservations due to capacity limit.


Free Admission to the Legion of Honor every First Tuesdays

If you are visiting San Francisco on the first Tuesday of the month, you can get free admission to its most beautiful public museum, California Palace of the Legion of Honor or simply known as The Legion of Honor. It is an attractive neoclassical building occupying an elevated site in Lincoln Park, a plaza with fountain in front of the palace and views over the Golden Gate Bridge. It houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and holds a collection of ancient and European art dating back more than 6,000 years ago.


California Academy of Sciences

A must for all museum and learning lovers, the California Academy of Sciences is in Golden Gate Park (if you take the bus from Market St, close to the hostel, you'll get to drive all the way down and check out Haight) and it's well worth a visit. Among the exhibits there's a four storey rainforest, where you can explore the plants and wildlife all the way up from the ground to the canopy, and a huge aquarium with areas from all over the world (including an albino alligator!). There's also an exhibit dedicated to Africa (Africa has penguins - who knew??).