Masks are required for all visitors. Read our safety guidelines.

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In alignment with Bay Area Public Health guidelines, masks are required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination is not required for regular museum visits to the de Young, but is a requirement to attend some onsite events.

Please note that the de Young museum will be closing at 2:30 pm on Thursday, December 9, in preparation for our annual staff celebration. The Hamon Observation Tower will also close at 2:30 pm.

Book Tickets Online in Advance

All visitors are encouraged to book ticket reservations online in advance for general admission and special exhibitions. Tickets may also be purchased at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wilsey Court, the de Young museum store, and the de Young café do not require a ticket for entry. 

Tickets are required to visit the Hamon Tower Observation Level, open Tuesday–Sunday from 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Admission to the observation level is included in a general admission or special exhibition ticket.

Enhance your visit to the museum by purchasing an audio tour (not included in museum admission). Please bring your own device and headphones to listen to your audio tour.

At 4:30 pm a visit to the permanent collections is free to the public and does not require a ticket. Special exhibition prices still apply.


9:30 am–5:15 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Check our calendar for special hours.

Ticket Information
  • Members: Free

  • Adults: $15

  • Seniors (65+): $12

  • Students (w/ valid ID): $6

  • Youth (17 and under): Free

  • Group Visits

*General admission tickets allow you to see the permanent collection and select exhibitions in the museum, separate tickets are required to view the special exhibitions.

Learn more about free and reduced admission.

Get tickets by phone 24/7: 888.901.6645 (800.777.9996 for members). Transaction fees apply.

Tickets include same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor.

Additional Information

Prices and hours subject to change without notice. Last ticket sold one hour before closing. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or previously purchased tickets.

Here in Golden Gate Park

Our building is an essential destination in San Francisco, a contemporary architectural landmark that offers sweeping views of the city from a dramatic tower observation level.