Visiting the de Young

October 21, 2014

John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park will be closed to traffic from Tea Garden Drive to Transverse Drive on Saturdays, beginning April 5, 2014. Sunday street closures will continue as normal. Street parking within the park on Saturdays and Sundays is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the Music Concourse Garage and to take public transportation or bike to the museum.

For people with disability placards one accessible parking space will remain on John F. Kennedy Drive near Tea Garden Drive, four are located in the tour bus parking lot across from the Japanese Tea Garden, and four are on Martin Luther King Drive just west of Tea Garden Drive.

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: 

Hours

Open Tuesdays through Sundays9:30 am to 5:15 pm
Open Fridays for extended hours (April 17–November 27, 2015)Starting April 17, 2015:
9:30 am to 8:45 pm
Closed Mondays and select holidays. 

On July 4, December 24, and December 31, the museum is open until 4 pm. The de Young is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

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

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

Special Holiday Hours

Monday, December 22, 2014, 9:30 am–5:15 pm (de Young only)
Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 9:30 am–4 pm
Monday, December 29, 2014, 9:30 am–5:15 pm (de Young only)
New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:30 am–4 pm
New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Friday, January 9, 2015, 9:30 am–4 pm
Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, 9:30 am–5:15 pm

General Admission

Adults$10
Seniors 65+$7
Youths 13–17$6
College students with valid ID$6
Children 12 and underFree
First Tuesday of the monthFree (special exhibition fees still apply)
FAMSF membersFree
Audio tour$7 ($6 FAMSF members)

Save $1 per special exhibition ticket with advance online purchase. Prices in your shopping cart reflect the automatic savings.

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.

Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions.

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

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.

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.

Please be advised that some themes and images explored in the Keith Haring: The Political Line exhibition may not be suitable for all visitors.