Free First Fridays

Admission will be free at the History Museum on the first Friday of the month. Explore the museum, enjoy Playing in the Past and a General Tour.

Playing in the Past

Preschool Activity Hour starting at 11 a.m.

An exciting hour of crafting, exploring and storytelling held the first Friday of the month. Each month there is a different craft and story. Starts in the Wells Fargo Learning Center.


Come learn about surfing! Make an ocean mobile to take home. Then, join us in exploring the exhibit Mavericks where you can listen to the story Pig Kahuna.

General Tour Starting at 2 p.m.

Explore local history from the time of original Native American residents to today. This hour-long tour will include some of the highlights of the museum's long-term exhibits. Starts in the Rotunda.


June 1, 2018: Counting with Robots in San Mateo County History Makers

July 6, 2018: Bon Adori Dancer in Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County

August 3, 2018: Toot and Pop in Charles Parsons' Ships of the World