Read our COVID-19 safety guidelines. Note: access to the museum may be impacted 9/30–10/2 due to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

    Access to the museum may be impacted 9/30–10/2 due to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time.

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In alignment with Bay Area Public Health guidelines, masks are strongly recommended but no longer 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.

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. 

The Hamon Tower Observation Level is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are not required for entry. 

Enhance your visit to the museum by purchasing an audio tour (not included in museum admission). Audio tours can be enjoyed on provided devices or your personal device.

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

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.