Learn about extra precautions to welcome you back.

Free + Reduced Admission

The de Young offers several programs for free or reduced admission to permanent galleries and special exhibitions. Details on these programs are outlined below.

Learn about the extra precautions to welcome you back. We will require timed tickets for every visitor, including general admission and admission to Frida Kahlo. To ensure your preferred time slot, please reserve your entry date and time in advance online.

Essential and Frontline Workers Discount

We are pleased to offer free general admission for essential workers — including emergency services, health care, grocery stores, city operations and maintenance, social services, public transit, and delivery services — to receive a $15 discount on tickets to special exhibitions, through December 2021. This discount can be redeemed on-site with your work badge. Please see the full list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.   

Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Reserve Online and Skip the Line

Every Saturday the de Young offers free general admission to all residents of the nine Bay Area counties. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including art making, gallery guides, and tours with discussion and sketching in the permanent galleries.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Reserve your tickets in advance online. Please be prepared to verify with ID onsite.
  • Free admission may be redeemed onsite with a driver’s license or postmarked envelope.
  • Visitors ages 17 and under always receive free admission to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma
Reserve your tickets

Free Tuesdays for All

General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by visiting the Ticketing and Membership Desks.

Accessibility Admission

Free general admission and discounted special exhibition admission during normal museum hours. The museum also offers dedicated Access Days for visitors with disabilities and a guest.

  • Visit our full list of Accessibility Programs for more information.
  • Free general admission may be redeemed by showing valid ID at the Ticketing and Membership Desks, or by contacting access@famsf.org.
  • Discounted special exhibition tickets can be redeemed by showing a valid ID, Medicare card, doctors’ note, or Reduced Fare Transit Card at the Ticketing and Membership Desks, or by contacting access@famsf.org.

Museums for All

All visitors receiving Medi-Cal and food assistance (SNAP benefits) are offered free general admission.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a valid Medi-Cal or EBT card at the Ticketing and Membership Desks.

Discover & Go

Discover & Go offers free general admission for California library cardholders.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Discover & Go voucher at the Ticketing and Membership Desks. Register online to receive a dated Discover & Go voucher prior to visiting.

Bank of America Museums on Us

During Museums on Us weekends—the first full weekend of every month—Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) cardholders receive complimentary general admission. Tickets are available onsite, day-of only, and are subject to availability; arrive early for best availability.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Offer available for account holder or cardholder only.
  • Visitors ages 17 and under always receive free admission to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.

Sotheby’s Preferred

Tickets through the Sotheby’s Preferred program will be available onsite, day-of only, and are subject to availability; arrive early for best availability.

  • This offer applies to both the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries.
  • Offer available for cardholder and up to three guests.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Sotheby’s Preferred membership card and photo ID.

Chase Private Client Arts & Culture

Tickets through the Chase Private Client Arts & Culture program will be available onsite, day-of only, and are subject to availability; arrive early for best availability.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries
  • Offer available for cardholder and one guest.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Chase Private Client Arts & Culture membership card and photo ID.

The Cultivist

Tickets through the The Cultivist program will be available onsite, day-of only, and are subject to availability; arrive early for best availability.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries
  • Offer available for cardholder only.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting The Cultivist membership card and photo ID.

Public Transportation Discount

Receive a $2 discount with proof of purchase from any Bay Area public transportation system, including BART, Muni, Caltrain, and more. 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.

  • This offer applies to general admission for permanent collection galleries and to special exhibitions.
  • Discount may be redeemed by presenting a proof of purchase from any Bay Area public transportation system.


Please note the following rules and restrictions apply to discount offers:
Most offers do not include discounted admission to special exhibitions. Not valid with other offers, discounts, special ticketed events, special pricing, or previous purchases. Valid for single-day admission only. Offer may be valid for a limited number of tickets per transaction. Coupon has no cash value. Tickets not for resale. Prices, offers, and hours subject to change without notice. Parking not included. Discounts applied with valid documentation.

Sponsors

Free Saturdays admission is generously underwritten by Diane B. Wilsey and programming is supported by Kaiser Permanente.