Looking for more free admission options? Many local museums do not charge a fee for admission and therefore do not require a Discover & Go pass. See the list below for more local museums you can explore.
The Chico Air Museum was founded to collect, preserve, document and display artifacts significant to the rich aviation and aerospace history of Chico Army Air Field and the North Valley. Our primary purpose is to educate and inspire people of all ages, while honoring the creativity, dedication and sacrifices of the men and women who contributed to the remarkable aviation heritage in the Northern Sacramento Valley.
A new White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE!
With 27 original and reproduction homes, businesses and landmarks, History Park highlights Santa Clara Valley’s past. Complete with paved streets, running trolleys and a café, this 14-acre site has the charm and ambiance of times gone by. Stop by the Museum Café at O’Brien’s Candy Store for lunch and some treats! While in the Pacific Hotel visit the Gallery there, and then stroll to the Leonard and David McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House, both of which offer fitting locales for art, cultural and historic rotating exhibits.
The Janet Turner Print Museum is an academic art museum that produces six exhibitions during the academic year, August through mid May from the collection of nearly 4,000 original fine art prints. Each exhibition explores a different theme ranging from art concepts to social context. While recognizable artists such as Picasso and Dali are represented, the collection spans at least six centuries representing 40 countries with a variety of printmaking techniques. The final exhibition in the spring celebrates current CSU, Chico printmaking student work. We are located on the beautiful CSU, Chico campus bordering Chico Creek in downtown Chico.
We are always free when open for exhibitions. Please check our website, http://www.janetturner.org for current schedule and follow us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/TheTurnerPrintMuseum
The Lace Museum is a lovely small museum which showcases an extensive collection of lace and lace making tools. The museum houses hundreds of pieces of lace, lace-making tools, vintage clothing, books and other materials covering the history of lace. Exhibits change 3 times per year. Volunteer docents give tours of the permanent and changing exhibits. The Lace Museum provides on-going lace making classes with experienced instructors. The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and is supported by donations. The museum also has a gift shop.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 at The Bancroft Library after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and visitors.
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is an artist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 70,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs, including exhibitions, public programs like Family Days, and art class programs for adults and kids.
The Peninsula Museum of Art offers five galleries with changing exhibitions of fine art from outstanding regional artists. Included is the Peninsula Art Institute made up of working studios for professional artists and a community gallery. The space also provides a Museum Store, reference library, and art classes.
History of the San Lorenzo Valley including logging, railroad, turn-of-the-century schoolroom, antique kitchen, and rotating exhibits. Current exhibit 'Bear With Us' displaying bear encounters and stories from the 1700's to the present. Interactive activities, video, and 'bear cave'. The museum resides in a church built in 1906 from old-growth redwood and is listed on National Register of Historic Places.
SOMArts Cultural Center cultivates access to the arts across the Bay Area by collaborating with community-focused artists and organizations. Together, we engage the power of the arts to provoke just and fair inclusion, cultural respect, and civic participation. SOMArts has new, free to visit visual art exhibitions nearly every month that reflect the Bay Area's many dimensions of diversity. Check out www.somarts.org to learn more about upcoming events and exhibitions and see the work of local artists!
A tour through the Sunnyvale Historical Museum begins with the fascinating story of the Stevens Townsend Murphy party of 1844, which was the first party to bring wagons over the Sierra into California. The middle of the tour contains beautifully presented information about the industrial and agricultural history of Sunnyvale. Finally, see our "WOW" room, a 100' mural showing regional history from the Ohlone Indians to the present. Ever wonder who Matilda, Mary and Maude were? Come and find out.
The Travis Heritage Center has a variety of historic airlift aircraft on display, assorted exhibits pertaining to military operations and a picnic area. The Heritage Center's static aircraft represent various periods of Air Force airlift, both tactical and strategic. Our exhibits showcase the history of our installation, beginning with Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base and ending with today's Travis Air Force Base and the rich history of the 60th Air Mobility Wing dating back to its activation as the 60th Transport Group.
All non-military visitors that do not possess a DoD issued ID card must check in at the Visitor Center. Do not drive to the main gate.
All non-military visitors for the Heritage Center age 18 and over are required to present a photo ID and submit to a criminal background check at the Visitor Center. On occasion, this process can take up to 45 minutes. Once this process is completed, an escort will be requested from the Heritage Center to meet the visitors at the Visitor Center. Please visit our website for more information about planning your visit to us at https://travisheritagecenter.org