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de Young Museum

Art Museum and Sculpture Garden · Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA 94118, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:30 AM–8:45 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

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    Brian H.
    "The observation tower on a clear-skies day makes a fabulous viewing."(11 Tips)
    Tatyana K.
    "get the tix for Picasso online, it sells out in advance"(7 Tips)
    ashley t.
    "Free admission and one of the best panoramic views of SF!"(6 Tips)
    Natasha W.
    "... though the line to the special exhibits might block the entryway."(8 Tips)
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  • Jackson G.

    I abhor stickers, stamps, buttons, and wristbands. May I leave the ticket in my shirtfront pocket, instead, like a handkerchief? Cool staff.

    Jackson Galan · 1 week ago
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  • Chris M.

    For a less stuffy tour, check out #MuseumHack. Use promo code JULIAN for $5 off. TIL: The attached 🌈🌈 painting on the second floor was torn in half. Kneel down to see where.

    Chris Messina · 1 week ago
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  • Chloe C.

    Go to the view-area. It's free! Just enter and walk to the right.

    Chloe Condon · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ren W.

    Great building experience

    Ren W · 3 weeks ago
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    The de Young Museum has a unique collection of Oceanic art and includes important New Zealand Maori woodcarvings.

    The Ritz-Carlton · January 11
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  • Allison K.

    The view from the observation tower is great.

    Allison Kasic · January 2
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  • Ashley S.

    I know everyone has already left this tip but you CANNOT beat the view at the top of the tower

    Ashley Spears · December 21, 2015
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  • Mikahla V.

    Go for a nice walk through the park afterwards.

    Mikahla Vicino · December 4, 2015
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  • Ting S.

    Observation tower is free admission. The best view of SF.

    Ting S · November 6, 2015
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  • Gustav V.

    Frank stella painting and James Turrell sculpture 😁

    Gustav Von Sydow · November 3, 2015
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  • Esperance F.

    Awesome place!

    Esperance Fitoussi · October 6, 2015
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  • Peter E.

    The view from the towers is spectacular.

    Peter Escardó · September 28, 2015
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  • Frank S.

    Going up to the top of the tower is a fantastic park view and you do not have to buy a ticket for the museum to go. :)

    Frank Souza · September 6, 2015
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  • Sherry L.

    The special exhibitions are worth seeing. The cafe serves some good food.

    Sherry Li · September 6, 2015
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  • megan

    The cafe food is just meh, but the back patio is not a bad place to share a bottle of wine with friends (after the art of course).

    megan · August 29, 2015
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  • Maximilian H.

    The view from the tower

    Maximilian Hofer · August 27, 2015
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  • Ariel G.

    BOA card holder should always bring cards with them. They will have free pass on certain days.

    Ariel Gu · August 26, 2015
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  • Island Bruin

    The permanent collection is meh, but they consistently get great touring exhibitions. See the art world one exhibit at a time without leaving SF.

    Island Bruin · August 26, 2015
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  • Joseph B.

    The views from the tower.

    Joseph Bleckman · August 26, 2015
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  • Meghan S.

    Cool collection and Turner exhibition!

    Meghan Smith · August 13, 2015
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  • Amy P.

    Don't forget the observation tower is free.

    Amy Poli · August 6, 2015
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  • K J

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

    K J · June 29, 2015
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  • Candid Cuisine

    Lots of dandelions around de Young museum

    Candid Cuisine · June 25, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Stephanie R.

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

    Stephanie Robinson · June 2, 2015
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  • Jenny Q.

    Free observation deck. A must every time

    Jenny Q · May 31, 2015
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  • 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.

    Benjy Weinberger · May 27, 2015
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  • Chau B.

    Check out the James Turrell sky-space

    Chau Bui Bui · May 6, 2015
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  • Chau B.

    View from the second floor window

    Chau Bui Bui · May 6, 2015
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  • Chau B.

    Keith Haring

    Chau Bui Bui · May 6, 2015
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  • heidi h.

    Architecture and art

    heidi harman · May 4, 2015
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  • heidi h.

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

    heidi harman · May 4, 2015
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  • Stacy

    tower closes at 4:30

    Stacy · April 15, 2015
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  • Stacy

    very interesting and good exhibitions

    Stacy · April 15, 2015
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  • julia t.

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

    julia t · April 3, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • TAKEENIA G.

    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, 2015
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  • Martine P.

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

    Martine Pedersen · March 4, 2015
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  • Longfei X.

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

    Longfei Xing · March 3, 2015
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  • Nnenniqua

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

    Nnenniqua · February 18, 2015
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  • Ray L.

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

    Ray Lin · February 16, 2015
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  • Kelly .

    Membership here also includes admission to the Legion of Honor

    Kelly 🍰 · February 11, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • MisterEastlake

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

    MisterEastlake · February 10, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Clare

    Beautiful museum

    Clare · January 30, 2015
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  • Ayana B.

    At Keith Haring exhibit

    Ayana Baltrip Balagas · January 13, 2015
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