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School Group Tours
415.750.7696
schooltours@famsf.org

College Tours
415.750.3638
cinaba@famsf.org

Access Tours and Programs
415.750.7645
access@famsf.org

Adult Tours
groupsales@famsf.org
415.750.3620

Private VIP Docent Tours

Experience an unforgettable and immersive view of our permanent collection and special exhibitions with a private VIP docent tour. Guests skip the lines and are led by their own expert docent for a customized tour, offering an insider’s view of the museum and unique opportunities to enjoy the art on view.

Private VIP docent tours are currently available for either Frank Stella: A Retrospective or our permanent collection. Tours can be arranged for individuals and groups of up to 10 people, and are usually an hour long. Tours must be reserved at least four weeks in advance and are $250 per tour. To book, call Group Sales at (415) 750-3620 or email groupsales@famsf.org.

Audio Tours

Permanent Collection

Audio tours of the de Young's permanent collection are available from Antenna Audio. The audio tour is designed in collaboration with the museum's curators to enhance your visit to the de Young, and it is written for both adults and children. A Spanish-language version is also available. Prices are $8 general, $7 members. The tour is free to visually impaired visitors, and a large-print script of the tour is available free of charge to hearing impaired visitors. Visitors may purchase tours at the kiosk near the admissions desk located in the main lobby or online.

Special Exhibitions

Audio tours are also available for most major special exhibitions at the de Young. Special exhibition audio tours are $8 general, $7 members.

Docent Tours

Regularly scheduled docent tours are available Tuesdays through Sundays. Tours are free after museum admission, no reservations required. You are welcome to join the tours in progress. See the de Young events calendar for times and details.

de Young Calendar

Please note, we do not allow tours conducted by persons other than Museum staff or docents.

The de Young App by Guidekick

The de Young mobile app is the key companion for your visit to the museum. The app features an innovative map of the building that pinpoints your location and highlights selected artworks as well as museum amenities. Exclusive content allows you to hear the de Young’s curators tell the stories behind some of the museum’s most fascinating works of art.

The de Young app is free and available for download on the Apple App Store.