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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.

KQED Sundays: During the month of May, KQED members can experience Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest and Mr. Roboto for free during KQED Sundays. Just show your KQED member card upon entry.




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, and Christmas Day.


What To Expect

Hand sanitizer units will be available throughout the museum.

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

Bags larger than 11″x 15″ are not permitted in the galleries and can be checked at the front desk if needed.

MCD has enhanced its cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.


Here are a few ways we hope to accommodate any special needs you might have during your visit:

Wheelchair lift
Wheelchair available to borrow
Closed-captions on all videos
Large Print Text available upon request or via QR code
Arabic, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese Translations available via QR code
Audio tours for both exhibitions available via QR code

If you are planning a visit and have any advance questions about accessibility please e-mail us at



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), veterans, 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.

Group Tickets
Have a group of 15 or more? Please e-mail to book your group’s tickets.


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


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


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


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, the 48, 15, and 55 bus stops are within one block of the Museum. Please double-check all current bus and transit schedules.

For those coming from the East Bay or within San Francisco: From Powell Station, go one level up from BART and proceed to the Union Square MUNI Metro station. Once at the MUNI Metro station, take the T Sunnydale outbound train, stop at 23rd Street platform, and walk back 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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