In celebration of International Museum Day, you can visit the de Young and Legion of Honor museums for free all day today (Friday, May 17).

The de Young’s special exhibits will still cost you, however: Tickets to see Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt’s Century will be $15.

The de Young is located in Golden Gate Park, at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. It’s open today from 9:30 AM – 8:45 PM.

The Legion of Honor is in Lincoln Park, at 34th Avenue and Clement Street. It’s open today from 9:30 AM-5:15 PM.

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