I abhor stickers, stamps, buttons, and wristbands. May I leave the ticket in my shirtfront pocket, instead, like a handkerchief? Cool staff.
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.
Go to the view-area. It's free! Just enter and walk to the right.
Great building experience
The de Young Museum has a unique collection of Oceanic art and includes important New Zealand Maori woodcarvings.
The view from the observation tower is great.
I know everyone has already left this tip but you CANNOT beat the view at the top of the tower
Go for a nice walk through the park afterwards.
Observation tower is free admission. The best view of SF.
Frank stella painting and James Turrell sculpture 😁
The view from the towers is spectacular.
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. :)
The special exhibitions are worth seeing. The cafe serves some good food.
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).
The view from the tower
BOA card holder should always bring cards with them. They will have free pass on certain days.
The permanent collection is meh, but they consistently get great touring exhibitions. See the art world one exhibit at a time without leaving SF.
The views from the tower.
Cool collection and Turner exhibition!
Don't forget the observation tower is free.
Great Exhibitions and Location. Awesome building with observation tower. Cool Friday night events. Don't forget to see the sculpture garden and café.
Lots of dandelions around de Young museum
Tihe architecture is impressive the museum itself not so much unfortunately. The permanent collection really has a provincial taste to it..
Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month! Check the roof view, it's beautiful
Free observation deck. A must every time
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.
Check out the James Turrell sky-space
View from the second floor window
Architecture and art
The building itself it worth seeing as well as the art in it.
tower closes at 4:30
very interesting and good exhibitions
The cafeteria is surprisingly good and the outdoor seating scenic. Small but interesting exhibits.
Now showing master pieces from Scotland, really worth visiting. Also they host a large collection of African, Mesoamerican, Pacific art on upper level
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.
Just love this place. Go up the tower and enjoy the view.
Be careful parking your car cause my car was broken in and had stuff stolen
Great visiting exhibits! Check out view on top before you leave!
Special exhibitions cost 29 instead of the usual 10. Just a heads up that I could have used.
Membership here also includes admission to the Legion of Honor
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).
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).
M.H. de Young was also the director of the Associated Press for many years.
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.
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
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.
At Keith Haring exhibit