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de Young Museum General Admission Ticket

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy skip-the-line general admission to San Francisco’s de Young Museum, home to one of the city’s most prominent art collections. Seated in Golden Gate Park, you have the chance to explore the rare artifacts of the permanent exhibitions, as well as sculptures and paintings. Upgrade your ticket to include entrance to the Special Exhibitions or the insightful commentary of an audio guide. Be sure to stop at the Hamon Observation Tower before heading out, and enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. With this ticket, you can also enter the Legion of Honor Museum at no extra cost.
  • Skip-the-line admission to the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
  • Ticket also provides free same-day, general admission to the Legion of Honor Museum
  • Enjoy a staggering permanent collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, and textiles from around the world
  • Upgrade to take the audio tour and gain entrance to the Special Exhibitions
  • Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and other San Francisco landmarks from the Hamon Observation Tower
Admission to the De Young Museum
Same day admission to the Legion of Honor
Special exhibitions or audio tours (unless selected at time of booking)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4502

Departure Time

General Admission
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Tuesday - Friday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Tuesday - Friday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Admission with Audio
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Tuesday - Friday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Find the distinctive copper-clad modern building in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum. This art collection is the most-visited West of the Mississippi.

Exchange your voucher for admission and breeze past the lines to enter the collection and explore at your leisure. See examples of decorative objects from New Zealand, Africa, and South America, as well as woodcarvings and pottery. View American works dating from the 1600s to the present. 

Your ticket also gives you admission to the museum's rotating exhibits of graphic arts, textiles, and photography. The collection includes couture designs by Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, photos from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and Japanese prints and photos. 

Take a break at the de Young Café, where you can enjoy refreshments with views of the museum's sculpture garden. 

Climb the 144-foot (44-meter) Hamon Observation Tower for views of the Marin Headlands, the entirety of Golden Gate Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Upgrade: Special Exhibitions and Audio Tour

Add value to your experience with an Audio Tour, suitable for visitors of all ages, or entrance to the museum's Special Exhibits.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
de Young Museum
Exploring the museum at your leisure, marvel at important American paintings, sculptures and decorative objects from the 17th century to the present, as well as fascinating pottery, woodcarvings and other decorative objects from South America, Africa and New Zealand. Recharge at the de Young Café, offering views of the museum’s sculpture garden and menu items tied to the themes of current Special Exhibitions. Browse the intriguing selection of publications, home goods, toys and crafts at the museum’s stores, and don’t miss the views of the Marin Headlands from the 144-foot-tall (44-meter) Hamon Observation Tower. Enhance your de Young Museum experience with the fascinating audio tour, suitable for both adults and children. Or you can choose to upgrade admission to the Special Exhibitions. Past exhibitions have showcased masterpieces by Picasso and Van Gogh, provocative costumes by designer Jean Paul Gaultier and priceless ancient Egyptian artifacts from the tomb of King Tut.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Legion of Honor
This ticket also provides free same-day General Admission to the Legion of Honor Museum
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Standard-size backpacks and strollers allowed. Bags larger than 8"h x 8"w x 5"d must be carried by hand. Other items may be required to check. Some exhibitions have restricted stroller access
  • Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs may be borrowed from the Information Desks on a first-come-first–served basis
  • No smoking in the museum or the park by city ordinance
  • Please silence cell phones and pagers while in the galleries
  • Still photography is permitted in the permanent galleries but no video, tripods, or flash photography
  • Sketching is permitted for individuals with pencil on a small (9” x 12” or smaller) hand-held pad in the permanent collection only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during de Young Museum General Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by de Young Museum General Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during de Young Museum General Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by de Young Museum General Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during de Young Museum General Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by de Young Museum General Admission Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during de Young Museum General Admission Ticket?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by de Young Museum General Admission Ticket.

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Darleen_C
, Oct 2020
We purchased our tickets online from VIATOR so we’re shocked when we got to the DeYoung to find out the museum was sold out for the day and we wouldn’t be admitted . Ticket person had a small attitude but changed when I told her I was a tourist from Boston and we had never been there before. She called a supervisor over who admitted us.
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Smooth process
Amanda
, Oct 2020
Great museum - my favorite in SF! Nice service from viator, and was able to get my ticket pass at the desk. Hoping in the future they can make it electronic.
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DeYoung is wonderful. Viator is not.
Regina_J
, Sep 2020
THIS REVIEW IS NOT FOR THE MUSEUM. The museum is wonderful. I bought a ticket for the DeYoung on Viator off a link on a Facebook article about a special exhibit. The article talked about the exhibit and the link underneath said “Buy tickets here.” When we got to the DeYoung, we learned that what I had bought was a coupon to be redeemed for general admission. We also didn’t have a reservation for the day we purchased for (which is needed now because of Covid). Thanks to the wonderful staff at the DeYoung we managed to get in for general admission even though they were full. I will never buy a ticket on Viator again.
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Even having pre-paid for admission, we...
shughes
, May 2017
Even having pre-paid for admission, we still had to wait in a long line to get the voucher exchanged for a ticket to get into the museum. The museum itself was fun and interesting I especially liked the tower.
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We had a WONDERFUL time at the De...
Teresa s
, May 2016
We had a WONDERFUL time at the De Young and the Oscar de la Renta exhibit was fantastic!! Also enjoyed a lovely lunch in their atrium cafe..... Thanks again for the great deal !!!! Terry S Los Gatos, CA.
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Very nice museum but disappointed...
Ira J J
, Dec 2015
Very nice museum but disappointed that the special exhibition was not included in the ticket, only general admission.
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nice museum although was not able to...
Ayhan G
, Sep 2015
nice museum although was not able to atten on a tuesday which was closed
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My wife and I had not been to the...
Michael M
, Aug 2015
My wife and I had not been to the new facility yet. It was very nice and brought back old memories from our visits to the old de Young.
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Price was excellent, should have asked...
Kay C
, Aug 2015
Price was excellent, should have asked if we could include the Turner exhibit!
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Help desk had no idea about the voucher...
Leaza S
, Aug 2014
Help desk had no idea about the voucher from Viator. used it anyway.
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