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Visiting the de Young

The de Young App by Guidekick

Free and available for download on the Apple App Store.

The de Young Museum, a favorite of San Francisco residents and visitors since 1895, is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in the heart of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Map of the de Young Galleries

Here are a few helpful guides to plan your upcoming visit to the de Young: 


Open Tuesdays through Sundays9:30 am to 5:15 pm
Open Late Fridays (April 17–November 27, 2015)9:30 am to 8:45 pm
Closed Mondays and Select HolidaysClosed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Presidents Day

The Museum Café and Hamon Education Tower Observation Level close one hour prior to museum close.

Special Hours*

Monday, December 21, 2015, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 9:30 am–4 pm
Monday, December 28, 2015,  9:30 am–5:15 pm
Thursday, December 31, 2015, 9:30 am–4 pm
Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:30 am–4 pm
Monday, May 30, 2016,  9:30 am–5:15 pm

General admission to the de Young is free for all veterans and active military personnel with military ID on Veterans Day.

*Special hours are subject to different prices for some special exhibitions. 

General Admission

Seniors 65+$7
Youths 6–17$6
College students with valid ID$6
Children 5 and underFree
First Tuesday of the monthFree (special exhibition fees still apply)
FAMSF membersFree
Audio tour$8 ($7 FAMSF members)

To order tickets by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 888-901-6645 and for member tickets call 800-777-9996. Transaction fees apply for all phone orders.

Admission tickets to the de Young include same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor (special exhibition fees not included).

Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions. Prices and hours subject to change without notice.

Discounts and Promotions

The de Young offers ongoing discounts and promotions including free general admission on the first Tuesday of every month and a public transportation discount. To see our current promotions, click here.

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.

Visiting with Children

Infant changing stations are available in all restrooms. Standard-size strollers are allowed, however please note that some exhibitions have restricted stroller access.

The de Young offers a wide range of programming for children including a family audio tour available at the information desk, drop-in art classes on most Saturdays, and hands-on art making in the Artists Studio. For more information on programs for children, please visit Families with Children.


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