Participating Museums & Educational Sites for First Annual Free Museum Day:
Free Museum Day gives everyone an opportunity to experience the wealth of art, culture, history, science, and natural beauty in the greater Fresno region and its surrounding areas. The event encourages visitors of all ages to explore and engage in each site’s educational offerings.
See map for locations. (Note: free admission does not include special ticketed events or parking fees).
NOTE: The following list of museums are part of our alliance, but
are not necessarily participating in Museum Day on Oct. 28th:
Rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Mesoamerican permanent collection. (MAP)
Education-focused art gallery featuring rotating exhibitions of Mexican-themed paintings, sculptures & modern art. (MAP)
Japanese garden providing peaceful paths in an educational setting, featuring the renowned Clark Bonsai Collection. (MAP)
Bright, modern facility at Shaver Lake, focusing on the cultural and natural history of the Sierra Nevada region. (MAP)
Hands-on children’s science center, with additional cactus gardens and outdoor exhibit area in a park setting. (MAP)
Set in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery, the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State showcases a rotating series of art and cultural exhibitions several times a year.
Additional museums in the Fresno area:
Expansive two-story facility with numerous exhibit areas detailing the history of the Fresno region, including local sports, government, public safety, cultural influences and more. Open during the Fresno Fair, and by appointment (559-650-FAIR). VISIT WEBSITE
Historical site with restored 1890's ranch house, educational exhibits about the San Joaquin River, self-guided nature trail, gardens, picnic areas and gift shop. Also staging for the Lewis S. Eaton Trail (walking, biking and horseback riding). VISIT WEBSITE
Collection of historical photographs, artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the 1880’s which documents the numerous contributions of local African-Americans who live or are from the San Joaquin Valley. VISIT WEBSITE
Large collection of artifacts and historical memorabilia from the Fresno Fair, including exhibits on horse racing, agriculture, fair culture and more. Open during the Fresno Fair, and by appointment (559-650-FAIR). VISIT WEBSITE
Download our printable map showing museums in the greater Fresno area!