Join us for the First Annual Free Museum Day on October 28th!

Participating Museums & Educational Sites for First Annual Free Museum Day:


  • African American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley | 1857 Fulton Street, Fresno | 11 am to 4 pm 
  • Central Sierra Historical Society & Museum | 42642 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake | 11 am to 3 pm 
  • Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County | 19450 Ave. 21 1/2, Chowchilla | 9 am to 4 pm 
  • Fresno Art Museum | 2233 North First St, Fresno | 11 am to 5 pm  
  • Fresno County Historical Museum & Big Fresno Fair Museum | 1121 S. Chance Ave, Fresno | 10 am to 4 pm 
  • Henry Madden Library at Fresno State | 5200 N. Barton Ave, Fresno | 9 am to 5 pm
  • San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust River Center | 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno | 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Shinzen Japanese Friendship Garden & Clark Bonsai Collection | Woodward Park, Fresno | 10 am to 5 pm 
  • The Fresno Discovery Center | 1944 N Winery Ave, Fresno | 9 am to 5 pm  
  • Tulare County Museum | Mooney Grove Park, Visalia | 10 am to 4 pm
  • Clovis - Big Dry Creek Museum | 401 Pollasky Ave, Clovis | 10 am to 2 pm
  • Eastern Fresno County Historical Society | 33280 Lodge Rd, Tollhouse | 10 am to 2 pm  


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:

Fresno Art Museum

Rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Mesoamerican permanent collection. (MAP)

Arte Américas

Education-focused art gallery featuring rotating exhibitions of Mexican-themed paintings, sculptures & modern art. (MAP)

Shinzen Friendship Garden

Japanese garden providing peaceful paths in an educational setting, featuring the renowned Clark Bonsai Collection. (MAP)

Central Sierra Historical Society

Bright, modern facility at Shaver Lake, focusing on the cultural and natural history of the Sierra Nevada region. (MAP)

The Fresno Discovery Center

Hands-on children’s science center, with additional cactus gardens and outdoor exhibit area in a park setting. (MAP)

Henry Madden Library

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.

Download our printable map showing museums in the greater Fresno area!