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Family Appreciation Day 2009

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Mayor Gavin Newsom's 4th Annual

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

San Francisco families with children
ages 0 to 18 years old
ENJOY
32
 museums and other attractions for FREE!

 

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  • Adults must accompany children
  • One adult in each family must provide proof they live in SF
  • Hours vary by location
Kids ride MUNI FREE from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 11!
MUNI FunDay Pass: Transfers Good All Day Sundays in January
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Participating Attractions
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Participating Attractions

Note: Printed Event Guides will be available at ALL Participating Attractions
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.asianart.org

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
Tours begin at Dugout Store
FAD Tours: 11:00, 11:30, 12:15, 12:45, 1:30, 2:00
www.attpark.com

Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.cablecarmuseum.org

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive - Golden Gate Park
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Always Free: Third Wednesday of the Month
CLICK HERE for Other FREE Days in 2009
www.calacademy.org 

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.cartoonart.org

Chinatown Alleyway Tours
Meet at Portsmouth Square
FAD Tours: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
www.chinatownalleywaytours.org

Coit Tower
1 Telegraph Hill
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/918533

Conservatory of Flowers
JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park
FAD Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
www.thecjm.org

Crissy Field Center
603 Mason Street at Halleck, Presidio
FAD Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.crissyfield.org/center

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park
FAD Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
www.thinker.org

Exploratorium
3601 Lyon Street
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.exploratorium.edu

Fort Point National Historic Site
Long Avenue and Marine Drive, Presidio
Under South Tower of Golden Gate Bridge
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.nps.gov/fopo/contacts.htm

Golden Gate Park Carousel
Koret Playground, Golden Gate Park
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:00 pm
www.parks.sfgov.org

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
West end of Crissy Field Promenade, Presidio
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.farallones.org

Haas-Lilienthal House
2007 Franklin Street
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.sfheritage.org

Hyde Street Pier
2905 Hyde Street at Jefferson Street
FAD Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
www.nps.gov

Japanese Tea Garden
Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park
FAD Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
www.sfpt.org

Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
FAD Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
www.legionofhonor.org

Museum of Craft and Folk Art
51 Yerba Buena Lane (between Market & Mission and 3rd & 4th Streets)
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.mocfa.org

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
FAD Hours: Noon to 4:00 pm
www.moad.org

Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
FAD Hours: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
www.randallmuseum.org

S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
Pier 45
FAD Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.ssjeremiahobrien.org

San Francisco City Guides
Golden Gate Bridge, meet at Strauss Statue: 11:00 am
Mission Dolores: 11:00 am
www.sfcityguides.org

San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street, 2nd Floor
FAD Hours: Noon to 5:00 pm
Special Puppet Show: 2:00 pm - Koret Auditorium
www.sfpl.org

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.sfmoma.org

San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.sfzoo.org

Tree Frog Treks
2112 Hayes Street
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.treefrogtreks.com

USS Pampanito
Pier 45
FAD Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.maritime.org

Wells Fargo History Museum
420 Montgomery, MAC A0101-106
FAD Hours: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
www.wellsfargohistory.com

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
FAD Hours: Noon to 3:00 pm
www.ybca.org

Zeum
221 4th Street
FAD Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
www.zeum.org

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 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is "proof they live in San Francisco"?

One adult in your family must be able to show proof they live in San Francisco such as:

  • Driver's License
  • California ID
  • Rent receipt
  • Utility bill with home address
  • Recent report card mailed from San Francisco Unified School District

2. How many attractions can we visit?

You may visit as many of the 32 Participating Attractions as you want during the event.

3. What does "FAD Hours" mean?

FAD stands for Family Appreciation Day. FAD Hours are the hours that the Participating Attraction agreed to open their doors for free to San Francisco families with children. These hours may be different than their regular Sunday hours. The hours vary by location. Please arrive at the location during their FAD hours.

4. How many children can I bring?

This event is designed for family groups. We define family as adults and children together. One adult may bring as many children as he or she can supervise. Adults are responsible for the behavior of the children they bring. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child ages 0 to 18. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

5. What about high school students?

High school students with valid San Francisco school identification may participate in Family Appreciation Day without adult supervison. Each student must have a picture ID. High school students are asked to be on their best behavior while visiting Participating Attractions.

6. Why is this only for San Francisco families?

Because this is San Francisco tax dollars at work. Costs associated with this event are paid by the San Francisco Children's Fund, which comes from San Francisco property taxes.

7. Is all MUNI free?

All MUNI buses, light-rail vehicles (streetcars), and cable cars are free for kids (up to age 18) with a paying adult from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 11. NOTE: Transfers are good ALL DAY on Sundays. Sorry, BART is NOT FREE.

8. How were the Participating Attractions chosen?

The Participating Attractions volunteer to be included. They are not reimbursed. Event Staff are a combination of employees from the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families; community volunteers; and Participating Attraction staff.

9. How will it work?

You can just walk right into Participating Attractions that are "Always Free." 

When you arrive at a Participating Attraction that normally charges a fee, one adult in your group will be asked to show proof he or she lives in San Francisco. Everyone in your group will receive a special wrist band and an Event Guide. Wear your wrist band and use it for entrance to all Participating Attractions throughout the day.

10. What if places are too full?

Popular locations may get crowded. There may be lines. We will do our best to make sure everyone is able to gain entrance, but we must follow safety rules. All entrances are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive during the posted FAD Hours.

11. How else can I find out about FAD locations?

Look for a printed list with addresses in the Examiner on Friday, January 9. Call 311.There will be a printed guide at all venues.

 

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