de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA 94118, United States
Open until 5:15 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:30 AM–8:45 PM
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  • Cameo W.

    Ride to the top of the tower

    Cameo Wood · April 27, 2009
  • Gilt City

    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.

    Gilt City · June 24, 2011
  • Natasha W.

    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.

    Natasha W · January 31, 2010
  • ToryBurch

    This museum, redesigned in 2005, offers a wide scope of artwork—it combines colonial American paintings with pottery from Africa and murals from Teotihuacan.

    ToryBurch · May 6, 2011
  • The Bold Italic

    Free Friday Nights at the de Young start early and end early, so be sure to get there on time to maximize your experience. Read more

    The Bold Italic · March 10, 2011
  • Chun X.

    Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Read more

    Chun Xia · December 7, 2009
  • Travel + Leisure

    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.

    Travel + Leisure · July 30, 2012
  • Collectrium

    Visit the Hamon Observation Tower for panoramic views of San Francisco. Entrance is free.

    Collectrium · February 15, 2011
  • Robert R.

    ...enjoy the exhibitions! Also check their special events schedule for Cultural Encounters on Friday Nights at de Young! ->

    Robert Rowe · October 21, 2010
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Place to See Ruth Asawa's Art for Free. It's easy to take Asawa for granted, but there's still no one quite like her. Her life-size... Read more

    SF Weekly · May 6, 2013
  • Alicia

    note, all the free stuff is great - sculpture garden, tower, gift store, cafe. No museum admission required to access.

    Alicia · October 29, 2009
  • Hyan K.

    King Tut exhibit

    Hyan Kim · July 16, 2009
  • Dora

    Each month a different Bay Area artist transforms the Kimball Education Gallery into a working art studio. You can meet the artists Wed-Sun from 1 to 5 p.m. FREE!Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Raspberry Mousse Cake

    Foodspotting · January 17, 2011
  • Karla L.

    Catch the post-impressionist exhibit in the fall! Van Goghs, Gauguins, and Cézannes.

    Karla Lopez · June 10, 2010
  • Oz L.

    Outside of the unique architecture of the building, the best part is the observasion tower. Incredible views of San Francisco!

    Oz Lubling · April 28, 2010
  • Valerie G.

    Bask in the shadows of this amazing architecture.

    Valerie Green · January 6, 2010
  • Project G.

    Dont buy the audio tour. Distracting, little info. Save your money.

    Project GreenBag · June 12, 2011
  • Nileshd D.

    Free on every first Tuesday if every month

    Nileshd D · February 3, 2010
  • Jennifer G.

    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!

    Jennifer Goslyn · November 21, 2009
  • Denisse I.

    1st tuesday of every month is free

    Denisse Ide · January 4, 2012
  • Lauren A.

    Gorgeous museum...check out one of the many gift-shops for extremely unique gifts

    Lauren Albrecht · September 16, 2011
  • Marie B.

    A must see. Suggest purchasing the headseat.

    Marie Baillargeon · April 10, 2010
  • Jari S.

    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

    Jari Salomaa · December 12, 2009
  • Longfei X.

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

    Longfei Xing · March 3
  • 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 was also the director of the Associated Press for many years.

    MisterEastlake · February 10
  • Daniel K.

    Bvlgari exhibit actually displayed in November 2013. Single donation beyond tax deductible let you see the actual naim exhibits and more... $60 versus $46 fir two guests. Plus doing good!

    Daniel Kijner · November 13, 2013
  • Yesi O.

    Check out the observation tower, it's free

    Yesi Orihuela · November 4, 2012
  • Christine B.

    It's nice to get a glass of wine & dessert and sit outside in the garden

    Christine B · August 28, 2012
  • Felipe A.


    Felipe Arango · April 9, 2012
  • Owen G.

    SFFAMA had an awesome runway event during their Friday Nights relaunch party

    Owen Geronimo · March 31, 2012
  • Erik H.

    The Bandshell area in front of the DeYoung Museum was the site of the Wedding scene in "The Wedding Panner"

    Erik Hom · March 21, 2012
  • Cory O.

    An architectural marvel. Even if you don't go in, just admiring it from the outside is worth the trip.

    Cory O'Brien · January 20, 2012
  • mylifeisgorgeous

    Built by swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, this museum has become a hot cultural spot inside Golden Gate Park. Opens everyday Read more

    mylifeisgorgeous · October 23, 2011
  • Rocky A.

    Go up in the tower.

    Rocky Agrawal · September 20, 2011
  • Ruddha C.

    Olmec pieces now on view, enormous...

    Ruddha CA · March 2, 2011
  • Mae W.

    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

    Mae W · October 13, 2010
  • Megan

    Birth of Impressionism exhibit was amazing. Definitely recommend the audio guide!

    Megan · October 3, 2010
  • Greg N.

    For whatever reason, the security personnel here won't let you send a text message in the exhibits. They're fairly easy to evade, however.

    Greg N · September 26, 2010
  • John L.

    Cafe is always crazy at lunch time.

    John Loughney · January 30, 2010
  • Charles M.

    Tut is just so so

    Charles Martin · November 26, 2009
  • Amina

    King Tut! King Tut! King Tut!

    Amina · October 21, 2009
  • ˢcott k.

    Go to ... deyoung museum free friday

    ˢcott kendall · March 13, 2009
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • Max S.

    Recomendo aos brasileiros que visitem este museu! Sobretudo se tiverem adquirido o City Pass. Depois de apreciar as obras de arte visitem a lojinha do DeYoung que tem vários souvernirs com preços bons

    Max Sms · April 18, 2014
  • Lorena F.

    Vale mucho la pena subir a "Tower Observation - Level 9" esta increíble la vista de todo San Francisco"

    Lorena Franzoni · January 22, 2014

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