de Young Museum

Art Museum and Sculpture Garden
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA 94118, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:30 AM–8:45 PM
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    Tatyana K.
    "get the tix for Picasso online, it sells out in advance"(7 Tips)
    Brian H.
    "The observation tower on a clear-skies day makes a fabulous viewing."(9 Tips)
    Amy R.
    "quite badly organised but the views from the observation deck"(6 Tips)
    ashley t.
    "Free admission and one of the best panoramic views of SF!"(5 Tips)
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  • K Jean

    Great Exhibitions and Location. Awesome building with observation tower. Cool Friday night events. Don't forget to see the sculpture garden and café.

    K Jean · June 29
  • Candid Cuisine

    Lots of dandelions around de Young museum

    Candid Cuisine · June 25
  • Helga K.

    Tihe architecture is impressive the museum itself not so much unfortunately. The permanent collection really has a provincial taste to it..

    Helga K · June 18
  • Stephanie R.

    Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month! Check the roof view, it's beautiful

  • Antoine R.

    Super musée au milieu du Golden Gate Park, juste en face de l'academy of science ! Gratuit le 1er mercredi du mois😉

    Antoine RMS · May 31
  • Jenny Q.

    Free observation deck. A must every time

    Jenny Q · May 31
  • Benjy W.

    Caution: this museum is a lot bigger than it looks. Allow 4-5 hours if you want to see a special exhibition as well as the regular galleries.

  • Nao T.


    Nao Tomita · May 14
  • Chau Bui B.

    Check out the James Turrell sky-space

    Chau Bui Bui · May 6
  • Chau Bui B.

    View from the second floor window

    Chau Bui Bui · May 6
  • Chau Bui B.

    Keith Haring

    Chau Bui Bui · May 6
  • heidi h.

    Architecture and art

    heidi harman · May 4
  • heidi h.

    The building itself it worth seeing as well as the art in it.

    heidi harman · May 4
  • Stacy

    tower closes at 4:30

    Stacy · April 15
  • Stacy

    very interesting and good exhibitions

    Stacy · April 15
  • julia t.

    The cafeteria is surprisingly good and the outdoor seating scenic. Small but interesting exhibits.

    julia t · April 3
  • Ina L.

    Now showing master pieces from Scotland, really worth visiting. Also they host a large collection of African, Mesoamerican, Pacific art on upper level

    Ina Li · March 16

    I really enjoyed key pieces. The exhibits are impressive. Was disappointed that I bought a City Pass booklet but the Museum wanted an additional $14 for the featured exhibit! No Bueno.

    TAKEENIA G · March 14
  • Martine P.

    Just love this place. Go up the tower and enjoy the view.

    Martine Pedersen · March 4
  • Longfei X.

    Be careful parking your car cause my car was broken in and had stuff stolen

    Longfei Xing · March 3
  • Alan x.

    Busquen el Skyspace de James Turrell en el jardín y pongan su canción favorita mientras ven el cielo.

    Alan x el mundo · February 25
  • Il Team Neapolisbook

    Le mostre che si svolgono qui dentro sono sempre di altissimo livello!

    Il Team Neapolisbook · February 22
  • Patricio B.

    Auch!! Muy caro!!

    Patricio Bahamondes · February 19
  • Nnenniqua

    Great visiting exhibits! Check out view on top before you leave!

    Nnenniqua · February 18
  • Ray L.

    Special exhibitions cost 29 instead of the usual 10. Just a heads up that I could have used.

    Ray Lin · February 16
  • Kelly .

    Membership here also includes admission to the Legion of Honor

    Kelly 🍰 · February 11
  • MisterEastlake

    In 1884, he was shot by an irate businessman, Adolph B. Spreckels, apparently due to a negative newspaper article, but survived. So think about that when you walk around Spreckels Lake (in GGPark).

    MisterEastlake · February 10
  • MisterEastlake

    M. H. de Young died on Feb. 15, 1925 and a Catholic church mass was held in St. Mary's Cathedral (he had converted to Catholicism after marrying his wife, Katherine I. Deane).

    MisterEastlake · February 10
  • MisterEastlake

    M.H. de Young was also the director of the Associated Press for many years.

    MisterEastlake · February 10
  • MisterEastlake

    In SF, M.H. de Young & brother, Charles, founded the Daily Dramatic Chronicle 1st pub. in 1865. This was the predecessor of The San Francisco Chronicle SF's only remaining daily broadsheet newspaper.

    MisterEastlake · February 10
  • MisterEastlake

    De Young was born in St. Louis, MO the son of Miechel de Young (possibly originally De Jong), who was a jeweler & dry-goods merchant. The family was Jewish & immigrated from the Netherlands & France

    MisterEastlake · February 10
  • pablo i.

    El primer martes de cada mes la entrada es gratis.

    pablo illanes · February 3
  • Will 李.

    You can walk into museum. But have to pay to see exhibits. Check out the tower and go up to scenery tower to see surrounding neighborhood. No charge.

    Will 李 · January 31
  • Clare

    Beautiful museum

    Clare · January 30
  • Ayana B.

    At Keith Haring exhibit

    Ayana Baltrip Balagas · January 13
  • Magnus J.

    Visit the top sight seeing floor for free. Great views!

    Magnus Jern · January 10
  • Emilio M.

    Love, love, love the building's architecture! Plus, Golden Gate Park is always nice for a walk

    Emilio Martínez · December 30, 2014
  • Sophyan J.

    The park outside is beautiful on a sunny day

    Sophyan Julio · December 30, 2014
  • priscilla

    Nao perca a vista do último andar. Pergunte por esse espaço, é incrível

    priscilla · December 8, 2014
  • SFist

    Find the elevator in the east end of the building and ride up, up, up to the Hamon Tower Observation Floor for breathtaking panoramic views of Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and more! Read more

    SFist · December 5, 2014
  • Gerard R.

    Go downstairs for another museum shop

    Gerard Reyes · December 1, 2014
  • Ian W.

    Please remain at least 18 inches from the art at all times.

    Ian Westcott · December 1, 2014
  • Tammie T.

    A lot of people sketching statues when we went.

    Tammie Tam · November 30, 2014
  • Shannon C.

    Check out the awesome Keith Haring exhibit! Now through February!

    Shannon Coulson · November 30, 2014
  • Bennett W.

    Another great place to visit to explore art work displayed and obtain new knowledge in fine arts

    Bennett Wong · November 28, 2014

    The best part of the de Young Museum is the observation deck & the Ruth Asawa exhibit that's not even part of the ticketed museum area.

    AGVSM · November 26, 2014
  • Scottie M.

    While their permanent collection is a little lack luster, I still love this museum. They have the best traveling exhibits and the observation tower odds the best view in the entire city (and free!)

    Scottie Milagro · November 17, 2014
  • S_J L.

    great view from the top floor :) variety of works n arts♥ lots to see here! check out the gift shop on ur way out

    S_J L · November 2, 2014
  • Wojciech Z.

    Great view from 9th floor of tower and pretty cool exhibitions.

    Wojciech Zalot · October 31, 2014
  • Alex D.

    Great views of san francisco from Tower 9

    Alex Diaz · October 10, 2014

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