Visiting the de Young

April 17, 2014

Please note: Visitors to the de Young may be impacted by multiple events taking place throughout Golden Gate Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 19–20, 2014. With increased traffic to Golden Gate Park visitors are encouraged to allow for extra time to park and enter the museum. Parking may be congested and limited in the Concourse Garage and museum adjacent street parking with enhanced parking enforcement. Road closures inside the park, including on JFK Drive, will also limit street parking availability. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause de Young visitors.

March 26, 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.


Open Tuesdays through Sundays9:30 am to 5:15 pm
Open for extended hours on Fridays (March 28-November 29, 2014)9:30 am to 8:45 pm
Closed Mondays 

On July 4, the museum is open until 4 pm with no Friday Nights program. 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 Hamon Education Tower Observation Deck closes one hour prior to museum close.

General Admission

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.

Public Transportation Discount

Muni riders with proof of public transit purchase receive a $2 discount. This discount is available in person at the time of purchase only, does not apply to internet sales, or previously purchased tickets, and cannot be combined with other offers.

Blue Star Museums

The de Young participates in the 2013 Blue Star Museums Program. All active military personnel and their families receive free general admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Special exhibition fees still apply.

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.