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de Young Museum General Admission Ticket

4 (72)
San Francisco, US

de Young Museum General Admission Ticket

4 (72)
San Francisco, US
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Immerse yourself in the world of art at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. With a general admission ticket, you'll have the freedom to explore the museum's impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. Marvel at the masterpieces by renowned artists and discover the fascinating cultures represented in the exhibits. Upgrade your experience with an audio tour and gain access to the top-tier Special Exhibitions, featuring works by Picasso, Van Gogh, and more. Don't forget to visit the Hamon Observation Tower for breathtaking views of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Plus, this ticket also grants you free entry to the Legion of Honor Museum, doubling your artistic adventure.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 2 hours - 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Self Guided Experience & Audio Guided
  • Explore distinguished art collections at de Young Museum
  • Marvel at important American paintings and sculptures
  • Admire stunning views of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
  • Enhance your experience with fascinating audio tour
  • Visit Legion of Honor Museum for free
  • 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

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Experience the vibrant art scene of San Francisco with a visit to the de Young Museum. Located in the picturesque Golden Gate Park, this museum houses an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage displayed throughout the museum as you explore its permanent exhibitions. Upgrade your ticket to include access to the top-tier Special Exhibitions and enjoy an audio tour that enhances your understanding of the artworks. Don't miss the opportunity to admire breathtaking views of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from the Hamon Observation Tower. Plus, this ticket also grants you free entry to the Legion of Honor Museum, doubling your art exploration in the Bay Area.

What to expect?

During your visit to the de Young Museum, you can anticipate an enriching experience immersed in the world of art. Marvel at the impressive collection of American paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects spanning centuries. Discover fascinating pottery, woodcarvings, and other decorative items from South America, Africa, and New Zealand. Take a moment to recharge at the de Young Café, where you can enjoy delectable cuisine while overlooking the museum's exquisite sculpture garden. If you're looking for a more immersive experience, consider upgrading your admission to access the Special Exhibitions, which have previously featured works by legendary artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh. The audio tour available will provide deeper insights into the artwork and is suitable for both adults and children. With an average duration of 2 to 4 hours, you'll have ample time to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene.

Who is this for?

The de Young Museum's diverse collection caters to art enthusiasts of all backgrounds, making it an ideal destination for anyone with an appreciation for creativity and culture. Whether you're an art history enthusiast, a lover of contemporary art, or simply curious about different artistic endeavors, this museum offers something for everyone. Families will find the experience educational and engaging for children, who can broaden their artistic knowledge and spark their imagination. Visitors seeking a day of cultural immersion in San Francisco can explore the de Young Museum and gain a deeper understanding of art from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania.

Why book this?

Booking your visit to the de Young Museum promises an unforgettable journey into the world of art. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage displayed across the museum's diverse collection, encompassing centuries of artistic expression from various continents. The opportunity to upgrade your experience with access to the Special Exhibitions allows you to witness world-renowned masterpieces up close, providing unique insights into the works of renowned artists. The audio tour further enriches your understanding of the artworks, ensuring a more immersive and educational visit. Moreover, the chance to enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge from the Hamon Observation Tower adds an extra touch of wonder to your museum experience. Additionally, the included free admission to the Legion of Honor Museum extends your artistic exploration, allowing you to delve deeper into the cultural treasures of San Francisco.

Good to know

When planning your visit to the de Young Museum, keep in mind that the typical duration ranges from 2 to 4 hours. This timeframe provides ample opportunity to explore the permanent exhibitions at your own pace, admire the architecture, and indulge in culinary delights at the onsite café. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes, as the museum's spacious layout invites leisurely strolls, and there are multiple levels to explore. Consider allowing extra time to fully appreciate the breathtaking views from the Hamon Observation Tower and capture stunning photos of the surrounding landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned art connoisseur or someone taking their first steps into the art world, the de Young Museum is an essential destination for a memorable cultural experience in San Francisco.


Visitors to the de Young Museum have voiced their admiration for the collection, describing it as a treasure trove of art from diverse cultures. Many reviewers emphasize the engaging and informative audio tour that offered valuable insights into the exhibits. The opportunity to access the Special Exhibitions received high praise, with visitors marveling at the caliber of internationally recognized artworks on display. The architecture and location of the museum, nestled within the picturesque Golden Gate Park, were also highly appreciated by reviewers. Overall, visitors left the de Young Museum feeling inspired, enlightened, and with a deeper appreciation for the art world.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

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.

Admission Included

Legion of Honor

This ticket also provides free same-day General Admission to the Legion of Honor Museum

Admission Included



4 (72)


Unfortunately, I was unable to go to my event because I was sick. That wasn't TripAdvisor's fault. The problem occurred when I tried to cancel my event. I was able to do that up to 24 hours before the event. However, because I had bought the tickets as a guest (I didn't realize that I had an account) TripAdvisor did not have a way for me to cancel. I tried going through the Museum but they did not recognize either of the confirmation numbers that were provided. If I had signed in prior to purchasing the tickets presumably, I would have been able to cancel through my account. I say presumably because there is no way for me to know whether that's true. However, regardless of how I made the purchase, I should have had some way to cancel. Not a whole lot of money but it ended up being wasted none the less. So, No, it was not a good experience.


Museum was great but Tuesday was a free day at the museum. First Tuesday of the month is free admission. We paid admission through this site and feel like we were taken advantage of so we paid for the museum of a free day no refund option.

Ron M

I really enjoyed this museum. It had a well curated collection tips of art. The sculptures outside the cafe were amazing. Well worth $20


We were in SF for a short stay and put a visit to the De Young on the top of our priority list so we could see the Kehinde Wiley show. It was amazing. Outstanding, beautiful, moving and emotionally inspiring.


Ansel Adam exhibit absolutely stunning and the historical context very illuminating. Unfortunately it was the last day for this show.


I hate there because the security guard standing at lobby. When I wear backpack entering to admission desk. A black man is a security guard say something loud to my direction, I didn't aware he is talking to me. He said something again and looking at me, I knew this time he is talking to me but I didn't get what he is saying. Suddenly, he shout " off!" loudly, I was scared of him. I walk towards him, I tried to understand what he said. Finally, I get it I need to put down the backpack under my waist. I was tourist from Asian, my English is not as good as American. If I didn't get your meaning, you have to be patient or use body language to make your guests to understand but not shouting makes every people looking at me. Also, the word "OFF" is very impolite wording. Actually, at that time, there is lobby area, I didn't understand why need to put down the backpack under waist. The security guard should remind guest in front of each exhibits room, not lobby area. The security guard also not telling me there is a free storage to keep my backpack. Is it not your job? But I thanks the sweet lady sitting on admission desk telling me that.


The Kehinde Wiley exhibit was astonishing. I knew his portraits it not the sculpture or paintings of this scale. I told my SF family, who are very aware of SF museums and especially yours that if they only went to one more exhibit in all of 2023, this is the one to see. It was a revelation to me.


The ticket price was a great value. The Ansel Adams photos alone was an awesome exhibit. The flower arrangement exhibition with the art made the experience interesting.


Used free audio provided at bottom of stairs to exhibit.Highly recommend using these. I was going specifically for this exhibit, but did visit other galleries in the museum and easily filled the afternoon with the offerings. Highly recommend seeing the Wiley exhibit . Also enjoyed sculpture garden off café during lunch.


My parents and I stopped in for a few hours in July 2022 to view the Obama portraits and the featured Faith Ringgold exhibit "American People". What a wonderful time we had at the de Young Museum. The building itself is gorgeous and highlights the selected artwork on display. It was such a well curated experience with both the Obama portraits and Ringgold's exhibit. As an added bonus, we went to the observation deck and had a lovely view of San Francisco and the bay. The museum is definitely a must experience while visiting the bay area!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 06:53