Free Days

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

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.
2021 SCFD Free Days
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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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