- For up to 6 people
- Open-dated voucher
- Popular with families
de Young Museum
The much-beloved de Young Museum offers its visitors the very best of San Francisco. Founded in 1895, the museum has been a success since it first opened.
With an impressive collection of over 27,000 works of art, guests of all ages can gaze upon some of the world's best American artwork from colonial times to the 20th century.The museum also boasts an amazing permanent gallery dedicated to African art with over 180 objects showcasing the continent's creativity, diversity, and richness.
With a dramatic copper facade that is perforated and textured to give off the impression made by light filtering through a tree canopy, the de Young seeks to complement its natural surroundings. With a nod to its past, the museum's young visitors can enjoy the sphinx sculptures and the Pool of Enchantment while parents relax under the sun on the lush grounds.
Ready for summer? Plan a visit to the Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll- April 8 - August 20
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the legendary San Francisco summer of 1967. Please note General Admission tickets do not include entry to special exhibiitions. Additional fees apply for special exhibitions - please check museum's own website for updated information.
Smartsave also offers discounts for Legion of Honor.
What you should know
- Additional fees apply for special exhibitions
- 20% off all entry prices listed below. Discount does not apply to group rates
- Simply present the coupon at the attraction. Each coupon is valid for one to six people
- This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer
- Please check opening dates and times before your visit
Prices and discounts
de Young Museum Discount and Prices
|Regular price||with coupon|
|General Admission Ticket - Adult||$15.00||$12.00|
|General Admission Ticket -Senior (65+)||$10.00||$8.00|
|General Admission Ticket -Student(with valid ID)||$6.00||$4.80|
de Young Museum Opening Times.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and 25 Dec.
Open late on Friday's through 18 Aug 2017 (9:30 to 20:30)
|Opening - Closing|
|Tuesday||09:30 - 17:15|
|Wednesday||09:30 - 17:15|
|Thursday||09:30 - 17:15|
|Friday||09:30 - 17:15|
|Saturday||09:30 - 17:15|
|Sunday||09:30 - 17:15|
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, US
Exhibitions & Events
The following events are included with your entry ticket:
Founding pieces in the collection were purchased from the California International Midwinter Exposition in 1894. From that moment, the de Young’s collections of African art, like those of most major American museums, grew in a random fashion rather than by design—enriched in part by purchases, but mostly by donations from entrepreneurs, travelers, educators, and even Peace Corps volunteers. Research about their histories is ongoing.
The de Young’s holdings of American art include more than 800 sculptures and 3,000 decorative arts objects spanning from the 17th century to the present. The American sculpture and decorative arts collections formed an integral part of the de Young from its founding in 1895. In the ensuing decades, the focus expanded from historical objects associated with California’s Gold Rush and Mission eras to fine art objects drawn from across the nation.
The Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts contains more than 13,000 textiles and costumes from traditions around the world. A remarkable range of techniques is represented, including loom-woven textiles; nonwoven fabrics, such as bark cloth, felt, and knitting; and objects embellished with beading and embroidery.