Read our COVID-19 safety guidelines. We are open on Independence Day, Monday, July 4.

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 special exhibitions. To ensure your preferred time slot, please reserve your entry date and time in advance online.

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.

  • 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
  • Due to our annual fundraiser, Bouquets to Art, we will not be hosting Free Saturdays on June 11, 2022. For more information about this event, please click here.
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 pending ticket availability. Due to ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, gallery capacity is limited.
  • Due to our annual fundraiser, Bouquets to Art, we will not be hosting Free Tuesdays on June 7, 2022. For more information about this event, please click here.

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.

Access Membership

Access membership is a discounted level of membership ($79/year) for people with disabilities. 

Benefits include:

  • Free admission tickets for one member and a guest to the permanent collections and most special exhibitions at the de Young and the Legion of Honor
  • Invitations to members-only events and viewing hours
  • Priority ticketing for special exhibitions
  • Discounts at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Stores
  • Free subscription to the Fine Arts member magazine and e-news
  • Free American Sign Language (ASL) Tours
  • Discounts on audio tours, ticketed special events, films, and lectures

Eligibility required; we request that you please provide documentation from a physician or a local or federal government agency. Examples of documentation may include a physician letter, a Medicaid or Medicare card, an SSD benefits letter, or a disabled transit pass. No eligibility is required for renewals. To join, email membership@famsf.org, call 415.750.3636 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm), or visit the membership desk at the de Young museum or the Legion of Honor.

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 pending ticket availability. Due to ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, gallery capacity is limited.

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 pending ticket availability. Due to ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, gallery capacity is limited.

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.
  • Bank of America Museums on Us will not take place from Saturday, June 12–Sunday, June 13 and will resume on Saturday, July 3–Sunday, July 4. 

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.

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.