Welcome to the Greater Fresno Alliance of Museums & Educational Sites. We exist to spread awareness of the numerous educational facilities in the greater Fresno region, including traditional museums, education-focused galleries, outdoor exhibits, kids museums, planetariums and more. Scroll through the list of museums below, then click on an image to be redirected to that organization's website.
World-class collection of Mammoth fossils, Ice Age animals, informative exhibits and educational displays. (MAP)
Bright, modern children's museum with engaging exhibits, interactive play features and learning-focused activities. (MAP)
Large historical complex featuring pioneer-era buildings, Native American artifacts, agriculture equipment and more. (MAP)
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)
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
On Saturday, October 28, select museums and educational sites in Fresno, Madera, and Tulare counties will come together to celebrate the First Annual Free Museum Day. Participating sites will offer free admission to visitors during their regular business hours. 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.
Participating Museums & Educational Sites for First Annual Free Museum Day:
Free admission does not include special ticketed events or parking fees.
Download our printable map showing museums in the greater Fresno area!