MCD’s Visitor Policy

The Museum of Craft and Design ask visitors to help us provide the safest experience possible for all guests and staff. MCD requires visitors to show proof of up-to-date vaccinations. All visitors over two years old must wear a specialized filtering mask such as KN95 or N95 at all times while inside the Museum Store, galleries, and restrooms.

Admission

Tickets may be purchased at the front desk or online up to 60 days in advance. Reserving tickets online is not required, but encouraged. Admission tickets for MCD Members, children 12+ under, EBT, active-duty military personnel, first-responders, and members of NARM and ROAM are free.

As part of the SF Museums for All program, visitors who are part of Medi-Cal or Cal Fresh programs can get 4 free admission passes each visit!

Pay What You Can Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, we invite visitors to experience the museum and pay what they wish for admission.


All visitors over two years old must wear a specialized filtering mask such as KN95 or N95 at all times while inside the Museum Store, galleries, and restrooms. Temperature checks will be conducted upon entry.

In an effort to provide the safest possible experience for our guests and staff, MCD requires all visitors to provide up-to-date proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination, either your physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov. Photo ID for patrons under 16 is not required.

Children 12 and under who are in the process of being vaccinated (have received their first dose) or who are not old enough to be vaccinated are permitted to visit. 

 

Hours

Wednesday–Saturday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday

MCD is closed on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

 

Guidelines

Guidelines for Visitors and Staff

All visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination, either your physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. Children 12 and under who are in the process of being vaccinated (have received at least their first dose) or who are not old enough to be vaccinated are permitted to visit. All visitors ages 2 and older must remain masked at all times. 

All visitors over two years old and staff members must wear a mask while inside the museum. This includes inside the MCD store and galleries. If you do not have a mask, there are masks available at the front desk.

Please always maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet away from people not in your ticketed group.

Hand sanitation stations are available at the entrance of the museum and handwashing stations are located in front of the bathrooms.

What To Expect

Signage has been installed to encourage distancing and traffic flow.

Hand-sanitizer units will be available throughout the museum.

Coat check is self-serve and located to the left of the restrooms.

Bag check is currently closed. Bags larger than 11″x15″ are not permitted in the galleries. MCD has enhanced its cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.

If you are part of an immunocompromised high-risk group, are in need of other accommodations, or have additional questions, please contact us info@sfmcd.org

Tickets

Admission

Museum members: Free
General admission: $10.00
Students with ID: $8.00
Seniors (65 and older): $8.00
Children (through age 12): Free

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) member and a Blue Star Museum. *MCD offers free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel (including National Guard), first responders, and their families. As part of the SF Museums for All program, visitors who are part of Medi-Cal or Cal Fresh programs can get 4 free admission passes each visit.

Pay What You Can Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, we invite visitors to experience the museum and pay what they wish for admission.

Members

MCD Members are always free and will have first access to reserve tickets. If you are a member and didn’t receive an e-mail for early access, want to confirm the status of your membership, join, or renew, contact us at membership@sfmcd.org.

Tours

Interested in bringing a group to tour the Museum of Craft and Design exhibitions?

MCD offers school and all-ages children’s group tours FREE of cost. Student tours are designed with student-led interactive elements and MCD educators will work with teachers to include connections to your classroom curriculum, when possible.

Adult group tours are docent-led and can include participants of all ages. Touch tours and ASL interpretation are available upon request. Groups of all types are welcome to interact with hands-on in-gallery projects, and/or pick up a take-home MakeArt Kit, depending on availability.

Please inquire about project availability upon booking.
For any questions and to book your visit, please contact tours@sfmcd.org

GROUP TOURS

Tour duration is approx 45 minutes. Subject to availability.
Time Slots are available Wednesday–Friday*
11:00am – 11:45am
1:00pm – 1:45pm
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Rates (Includes general admission)
5 person minimum to book

$12 Adult | $10 Seniors (Ages 65+)
Free: Children (under 12), School Groups (all ages), Chaperones
Grades k-5 require 1 chaperone per 5 students
Grades 6-12 require 1 chaperone per 10 students

Deposit: A non-refundable $40 deposit* will be required to hold your requested date at the time of booking, and can be paid by credit card via phone. The remaining balance will be charged on the day of your event.
*excluding student groups

Location

The Museum of Craft and Design is located at 2569 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd), in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. The T Third Muni Metro and the 48 bus stop are within one block of the Museum. Please double-check all current bus and transit schedules.

Temporary directions for those coming from the East Bay or within San Francisco: From Embarcadero Station, exit at Market/Spear streets out of BART onto the street. Once at Market/Spear, turn the corner to take the T Inbound shuttle that is replacing the T Sunnydale streetcar at this time during the construction at UCSF/Mission Bay stops through March. Once on the shuttle, stop at 23rd Street station, and walk to 2569 Third Street.

Finding street parking in the neighborhoods and industrial areas around the Museum can sometimes be a challenge. There is a paid lot at 20th Street and Illinois Street.

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