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A Day at Yerba Buena Gardens


As day at Yerba Buena Gardens is a time to embrace your every mood, celebrate diversity, and find green relief. Discover, explore and join people of all ages enjoying one of the top 30 urban parks in the US. Choose one of these YBG experiences and make it your own.

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Day of Culture

  • Warm Up

  • Celebrate Diversity

  • Enjoy World-Class Performance

  • Absorb Inspiration

  • Savor, Sip + Unwind

  • Kick Back

Start at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial’s majestic waterfall and its inspirational words, poems and images. Take a public art walk to see the Green Glass Ship or the interactive robotic sculpture Urge. Visit SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. End your day with an unforgettable performance at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts or an IMAX movie at Metreon.


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Afternoon of Green Relief

  • Open Up Downtown

  • Experience World-Class Performance

  • Take It All In

  • Encounter Artistic Expression

  • Sip + Savor

  • Chill Out

  • Relax + Unplug

  • Share a Bite

Find your place amid the Esplanade’s landscaped lawns, with Butterfly and Reflection gardens tucked at its edges. Enjoy a free midday Garden’s Festival performance. Admire the Green Glass Ship sculpture in the tree-lined East Garden. Gaze upon the glimmering crescent pool and dramatic city views from the Upper Terrace and Sister City gardens.


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Cool Day for Kids

  • Discover Kid Paradise

  • Let Loose

  • Hang On

  • Fuel Up + Recharge

  • Be Cool

  • Relax + Regroup

  • Sit Back + Wind Down

Ride the historic LeRoy King Carousel built in 1906. Sign up for a Children’s Creativity Museum class to ignite your child’s imagination. Ice skate or bowl. Unleash the kids at the Children’s Garden with its massive play area. The Tot-Lot + Learning Garden has pint-sized play structures and organized gardening, crafts, music and more.

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