These partners are now open

Selfies at SFMOMA. Photo courtesy of SFMOMA.

We're excited to report that many of our great partners have reopened recently, and more will reopen soon. With new health and safety guidelines in place, our partners are working hard to ensure your visit is a pleasant experience. Check out the new hours for each partner below, make a reservation in advance, and enjoy! We'll continue to update this list as additional partners reopen their doors.

Editor's Note: Please wear a mask and keep a physical distance of at least six feet while riding the trains or at an in-person event. Before you travel on BART, use our Trip Planner to get estimated arrival and departure times. See BART's 15-step plan to safely welcome back riders here.

The "Chanel Miller: I was, I am, I will be" exhibit at the Asian Art Museum from Hyde Street. Photo courtesy of the Asian Art Museum.

Asian Art Museum

After looking at "Chanel Miller: I was, I am, I will be" from outside on Hyde Street, head inside the now-open Asian Art Museum to wander the galleries. New exhibits include "After Hope: Videos of Resistance," a collection of more than 50 short videos exploring hope in art and activism; "Memento: Jayashree Chakravarty and Lam Tung Pang," which transports viewers to Kolkata and Hong Kong through contemporary works; and "Zheng Chongbin: I Look for the Sky," a collection of the Bay Area artist's site-specific installations. The museum reopened on March 11. Timed tickets are required and are quick and easy to reserve. On the first Sunday of each month, admission is free.

When: Thursday: 1-8pm; Friday-Monday: 10am-5pm; Tuesday-Wednesday: closed
Where: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Station: Civic Center/UN Plaza
Walk time: Five minutes
 

The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive is a five-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Photo courtesy of David Martindale.

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

This stunning, sleek and spacey museum will have you gawking before you’ve even entered BAMPFA’s doors on Center Street in Berkeley; the building’s exterior itself is a massive and much-talked about piece of art. BAMPFA is the visual arts center of UC Berkeley that showcases various exhibitions, films, performances, lectures, and more. This art center's mission is "to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film." BAMPFA is conveniently situated between the UC Berkeley campus and Downtown Berkeley, making it an accessible, unique, and engaging museum to visit. BAMPFA reopened on May 2. All visitors are required to have a timed ticket to visit the BAMPFA galleries, including those who receive free admission as a member, youth, or affiliate of UC Berkeley.

When: Friday: 11am-5pm; Saturday: 11am-12pm (member hour), 12-5pm (non-member hours); Sunday: 11am-5pm; Monday-Thursday: closed
Where: 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720
Station: Downtown Berkeley
Walk time: Five minutes
Website: BAMPFA
 
The entrance to Children's Fairyland. Photo courtesy of Children's Fairyland.

Children's Fairyland

After four months of closed doors, Children’s Fairyland reopened on March 19. An oasis of fun for the littles and bigs alike, this beloved Oakland theme park will now welcome you back and the magic is awaiting! Adults are only allowed through the Fairyland Gates with a child, and kids are only allowed in with an adult – that 70-year old rule makes for a safe, fun place to learn and play! Tickets are available and can be purchased online for specified dates with morning and afternoon shifts to keep everyone safe.

When: Wednesday-Sunday: 9am-12pm, 1-4pm; Monday-Tuesday: closed
Where: 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Station: 19th St/Oakland
Walk time: 10 minutes
 
Artwork at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Photo courtesy of Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum reopened to the public on Saturday, April 17. After a number of closures due to the pandemic, visitors will finally be able to see exhibits that have only been available to view online. Visit to see Levi Strauss: A History of American Style; Threads of Jewish Life: Ritual and Other Textiles from the San Francisco Bay Area; and, Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years. They can’t wait to welcome you back… and welcome you back safely! Timed tickets are available by reservation and begin at $14.

When: Thursday-Sunday: 11am-5pm; Monday-Wednesday: closed
Where: 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Station: Powell St
Walk time: Three minutes
Website: Contemporary Jewish Museum
 
"Contemporary Optics" at SFMOMA. Photo courtesy of SFMOMA.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

On March 7, SFMOMA reopened its doors with multiple new exhibits. In "Close to Home: Creativity in Crisis," seven Bay Area artists offer their emotional, political, and artistic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and today's social upheaval. See more local works in mural form in "Bay Area Walls," which includes Liz Hernández's new "Conjuro para la sanación de nuestro futuro" (or "A spell for the healing of our future"). Additionally, don't miss two works that explore the United States' history of racism in "New Work: Charles Gaines" and photography-based installations by contemporary artists from around the globe in "Off the Wall." SFMOMA is open with limited hours Thursday-Monday. Reservations are recommended.

When: Thursday: 1-8pm; Friday-Monday: 10am-5pm; Tuesday-Wednesday: closed
Where: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Station: Montgomery St
Walk time: Six minutes
Website: SFMOMA
 
"The Monument as Living Memory" and is on display now at YBCA. Photo courtesy of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

YBCA's outdoor space offers various public works for free, non-ticketed viewing. On view through the end of the month, "The Monument as Living Memory" is an evolving 18-week collaboration by Bay Area artists. Additionally, YBCA and SF Urban Film Festival's joint installation, "Mourning Is An Act of Love," uses video, glass painting, poetry, projections, and non-traditional forms of documentary to consider memorials and grief.

When: Anytime
Where: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Station: Powell St
Walk time: Five minutes
Website: YBCA
 

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