• Getting Here

    It's easy to get to BAMPFA's new location in dowtown Berkeley. One block from BART and along bus lines & bike routes.

  • 1 kid + 1 adult =$0

    Admission to the galleries is free for kids 18 & under plus one adult. So bring your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or neighbor to explore the new BAMPFA!

  • Babette

    Hang out above Center Street. The new cafe features great views and extended hours. 

  • Art Lab

    Creative, hands-on art projects for all ages with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. Drop-in hours through May are Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 PM and Saturdays and Sundays 11 AM to 9 PM.

  • Photo: Sibila Savage

    Get a Taste of the New BAMPFA with Free Admission in June

    The galleries will be closed as we install our summer exhibitions, but you can still browse in the store, visit the cafe, make mail art in the Art Lab, and get lost in Qiu Zhijie’s Art Wall mural, The World Garden. Film programming continues into the summer without a break.



Wednesday–Sunday, 11 AM–9 PM

Beginning June 1:
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM 
Friday & Saturday, 11 AM to 9 PM 



Admission free from June 1 to July 5 while most galleries are closed for reinstallation. The Art Lab, Crane Forum, Reading Room, store, and cafe will be open during this period.


BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under


Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons


General admission

Galleries free first Thursday of each month


Cal Student Film Pass holders


BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students


UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons


General admission

Free same-day gallery admission for film ticket holders

Additional feature: $5

Exceptions noted in program descriptions


BAMPFA is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available for visitor use at the admissions desk in the Center Street lobby. The Barbro Osher Theater includes wheelchair spaces with companion seating. More >


We offer guided visits and tours for school, college, and other groups of over ten people. Learn more >

Visitor Policies

Review our policies before your visit.

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