de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA 94118
Closed until 9:30am (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:30 AM–8:45 PM
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  • "... blading treat, the observation tower is not blade friendly." (6 tips)
  • "First Tuesday of the month is free admission: get here early to avoid crowds." (2 tips)
  • "Bvlgari exhibit actually displayed in November 2013. Single..." (3 tips)
  • Cameo W.

    Ride to the top of the tower

    Cameo W. · 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 X. · December 7, 2009
  • 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 R. · October 21, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hyan K.

    King Tut exhibit

    Hyan K. · July 16, 2009
  • 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
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Raspberry Mousse Cake and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · January 17, 2011
  • Karla L.

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

    Karla L. · 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 L. · April 28, 2010
  • Alicia

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

    Alicia · October 29, 2009
  • Valerie G.

    Bask in the shadows of this amazing architecture.

    Valerie G. · January 6, 2010
  • Nilesh D.

    Free on every first Tuesday if every month

    Nilesh 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 G. · November 21, 2009
  • Denisse I.

    1st tuesday of every month is free

    Denisse I. · January 4, 2012
  • Lauren A.

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

    Lauren A. · September 16, 2011
  • Project G.

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

    Project G. · June 12, 2011
  • Marie B.

    A must see. Suggest purchasing the headseat.

    Marie B. · 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 S. · December 12, 2009
  • 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 A. · April 9, 2012
  • Owen G.

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

    Owen G. · 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 H. · 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. · 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 A. · September 20, 2011
  • Ruddha C.

    Olmec pieces now on view, enormous...

    Ruddha C. · 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
  • John L.

    Cafe is always crazy at lunch time.

    John L. · January 30, 2010
  • Charles M.

    Tut is just so so

    Charles M. · November 26, 2009
  • Amina

    King Tut! King Tut! King Tut!

    Amina · October 21, 2009
  • ˢcott k.

    Go to ... deyoung museum free friday

    ˢcott k. · March 13, 2009
  • Liz W.

    World class museum - amazing visiting exhibits. Not to be missed.

    Liz W. · January 17
  • Ira S.

    Bulgari exhibit In the 2nd floor special exhibition space. Be sure to watch the video of how they make a necklace.

    Ira S. · December 30, 2013
  • Aneel S.

    Cafeteria way above average for a museum, also a bit more pricey. They also have a kids menu.

    Aneel S. · July 28, 2013
  • Tammy C.

    Friday night music @ 6:30pm, lecture @ 7pm, cash bar

    Tammy C. · May 25, 2013
  • Yesi O.

    Check out the observation tower, it's free

    Yesi O. · November 4, 2012
  • James G. L.

    @MuseumModernArt you were AWESOME for encouraging photography when Paley Coll. traveled to @deyoungmuseum

    James G. L. · September 23, 2012
  • Siobhan M.

    Bring your own snacks/lunch because the food is ridiculously $$

    Siobhan M. · August 24, 2012
  • Mike B.

    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

    Mike B. · July 15, 2012
  • Renee

    Bank of America members have a free day once a month. Check with the museum what days are scheduled

    Renee · July 7, 2012
  • Darlene T.

    The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk!!

    Darlene T. · July 7, 2012
  • Brian H.

    The observation tower on a clear-skies day makes a fabulous viewing. Especially after priming the eyes with good stuff in the galleries.

    Brian H. · May 26, 2012
  • Krista T.

    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.

    Krista T. · February 21, 2012

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