10 Little Known Museums In Northern California Where Admission Is Free

Here in Northern California, you definitely have a lot of choices when you feel like spending the day at the museum. There are tons of them! Art museums, history museums, nature museums…the list goes on and on. Although plenty of these museums charge a fee for admission, there are also plenty that does not. Below are ten free museums in Northern California that won’t cost you a thing to see. Check one out the next time you feel like a fun (and free) family outing!

Please note: Some of these museums might be closed in compliance with current COVID-19 guidelines. We highly recommend checking to see what’s open and what’s not before visiting any of these great destinations. 

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

How many of these little-known museums have you visited before? Did we miss any of your favorites? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!