Ride to the top of the tower
On July 14, a rare opportunity to see Picassos from the Musée National Picasso in Paris is dressed up with cocktails, dancing and a crowd to remember.
While in the park, stop by the observatory tower for 360 views of San Francisco. It's free and normally not a line- though the line to the special exhibits might block the entryway.
This museum, redesigned in 2005, offers a wide scope of artwork—it combines colonial American paintings with pottery from Africa and murals from Teotihuacan.
Visit the Hamon Observation Tower for panoramic views of San Francisco. Entrance is free.
From the museum’s copper-clad torqued tower, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid, Sutro Tower, and the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tower’s café serves food sourced within a 150-mile radius.
King Tut exhibit
Try the Raspberry Mousse Cake and spot it on Foodspotting!
Catch the post-impressionist exhibit in the fall! Van Goghs, Gauguins, and Cézannes.
Outside of the unique architecture of the building, the best part is the observasion tower. Incredible views of San Francisco!
note, all the free stuff is great - sculpture garden, tower, gift store, cafe. No museum admission required to access.
Bask in the shadows of this amazing architecture.
Free on every first Tuesday if every month
Saw Chihuly exhibit here - amazing, just freaking amazing. Food is slightly spendy, but good. Recommend going, even w/out spec. exhib. on agenda. Great place to think!
1st tuesday of every month is free
Gorgeous museum...check out one of the many gift-shops for extremely unique gifts
Dont buy the audio tour. Distracting, little info. Save your money.
A must see. Suggest purchasing the headseat.
if there are looooong lines, enter the de young museum from the lower/garage entrance to avoid the line(s), best access with strollers anyways
It's nice to get a glass of wine & dessert and sit outside in the garden
SFFAMA had an awesome runway event during their Friday Nights relaunch party
The Bandshell area in front of the DeYoung Museum was the site of the Wedding scene in "The Wedding Panner"
An architectural marvel. Even if you don't go in, just admiring it from the outside is worth the trip.
Go up in the tower.
Olmec pieces now on view, enormous...
Come on a Friday night when there are special events going on. Been a member for the past 4 years & membership is totally worth it. Impressive 2010 exhibits! Can't wait to see what they have in store
Birth of Impressionism exhibit was amazing. Definitely recommend the audio guide!
Cafe is always crazy at lunch time.
Tut is just so so
King Tut! King Tut! King Tut!
Go to ... deyoung museum free friday
World class museum - amazing visiting exhibits. Not to be missed.
Bulgari exhibit In the 2nd floor special exhibition space. Be sure to watch the video of how they make a necklace.
Cafeteria way above average for a museum, also a bit more pricey. They also have a kids menu.
Friday night music @ 6:30pm, lecture @ 7pm, cash bar
Check out the observation tower, it's free
@MuseumModernArt you were AWESOME for encouraging photography when Paley Coll. traveled to @deyoungmuseum
Bring your own snacks/lunch because the food is ridiculously $$
If you live in SF its well worth it to join ArtPoint. You get free access to the museum plus a bunch of events where you can hang out with other young people who appreciate the arts
Bank of America members have a free day once a month. Check with the museum what days are scheduled
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk!!
The observation tower on a clear-skies day makes a fabulous viewing. Especially after priming the eyes with good stuff in the galleries.
Walking around the area right outside of the museum is almost as good as inside, so make sure you layer it up to stay warm.