Free Days

Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


2021 SCFD Free Days
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Advanced online registration is required to ensure that we can accommodate people safely given ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.

Reserve Your Tickets for Free Day


Throughout the pandemic, we have expanded our free-access programs to special events and for daily admission, including stepped up efforts to distribute thousands of free tickets through community partners. If your community-based organization is interested in helping distribute tickets, please email


We will update this page with dates as we confirm Free Days for 2022.

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