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 fishing! Make a fishing rod to catch a magnetic fish to take home. Then, join us in exploring the exhibit Nature’s Bounty where you can listen to the story The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin’!

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.


April 5, 2019: The Littlest Matryoshka in Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County

May 3, 2019: Pass the Ball, Mo! in Sports Hall of Fame

June 7, 2019: How Seeds Grow in San Mateo County's History Makers