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. 

Fossil Discovery Center

World-class collection of Mammoth fossils, Ice Age animals, informative exhibits and educational displays. (MAP)

ImagineU Children's Museum

Bright, modern children's museum with engaging exhibits, interactive play features and learning-focused activities. (MAP)

Tulare County Museum

Large historical complex featuring pioneer-era buildings, Native American artifacts, agriculture equipment and more. (MAP)

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)

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

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:

  • African American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno, 11 am to 4 pm 
  • Central Sierra Historical Society & Museum, Shaver Lake, 11 am to 3 pm
    Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County, Chowchilla, 9 am to 4 pm
    Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, 11 am to 5 pm  
  • Fresno County Historical Museum & Big Fresno Fair Museum, Fresno, 10 am to 4 pm 
  • Henry Madden Library at Fresno State, Fresno, 9 am to 5 pm
  • San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust River Center, Fresno, 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Shinzen Japanese Friendship Garden & Clark Bonsai Collection, Fresno, 10 am to 5 pm 
  • The Fresno Discovery Center, Fresno, 9 am to 5 pm  
  • Tulare County Museum at Mooney Grove Park, Visalia, 10 am to 4 pm  

Free admission does not include special ticketed events or parking fees.

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