San Francisco

de Young Museum General Admission Ticket

San Francisco, United States

From $15.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy 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 collections, as well as sculptures and paintings. Upgrade your ticket to include entrance to the Special Exhibits. Be sure to stop at the Hamon Observation Tower before heading out, and enjoy spectacular views of the famed Twin Peaks and the San Francisco skyline. With this ticket, you can also enter the Legion of Honor Museum at no extra cost.
  • 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
  • Admire many San Francisco landmarks from the Hamon Observation Tower

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Tuesday : 09:30 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

    Sunday : 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

What To Expect

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 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. 

Visit the 144-foot (44-meter) Hamon Observation Tower for views of the Marin Headlands, the entirety of Golden Gate Park, and the Twin Peaks Sutro Tower.

Upgrade: Special Exhibitions

Add value to your experience with entrance to the museum's Special Exhibits.

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.

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Legion of Honor

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

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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59 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Amazing exhibits!
Kenneth_H, Jan 2023
The museum and its exhibits were amazing. We unfortunately could not get into the Ramses exhibit but still had a educationally good time.
We enjoy all exhibits...
Damon_W, Nov 2022
We enjoy all exhibits especially Ramesse as it reminded us being back in the Valley of the Kings. I would recommend this exhibit to others to see for themselves
Ava_C, Jun 2022
3rd party scam, get a refund or don't use them. Waste of money, I'll be on them to make sure I get my refund for sure
Good to visit without kids.
SarahL, Mar 2022
Observation tower! Absolutely beautiful view of Golden Gate Park and the rest of SF. The art is wonderful but most of the descriptions seem to find something wrong with America on which to focus… like not just the rooms focused on racial issues or on immigration but nearly every piece in the museum.
We had a fantastic time....
Ramone_C, Feb 2022
We had a fantastic time. The price is good the artifacts amazing and it felt great being amongst people.
Enjoyable day
Estefania_F, Jan 2022
The impressive artwork and spacious building. Friendly staffs but one only with angry eyes!! Nice garden sculptures and the BIG safety pin!
100% Worth it!
Be_A, Jan 2022
Golden Gate Park was gorgeous and a fun place to walk around and hang out. We went to see the Judy Chicago exhibit at the de Young which was impressive! We also went to the top of the museum to get a 360 view of the city. Awesome. Highly recommend!
The Museum is a neat place to explore.
Tonya_R, Aug 2021
The skyline was closed due to maintenance, but despite that, my experience was pleasant. I had a nice time looking at the paintings and sculptures. They have a video projected on the wall towards the end and that was very cool. I also enjoyed reading about each piece of art and gaining a better understanding of the story behind them. Overall, the museum was neat and interesting.
Poor customer service
Jocelyn_C, Aug 2021
I did not have a good experience and will not use again. I mistakenly purchased tickets or the wrong day and called IMMEDIATELY — 90 seconds later— and could not get an exchange or refund. I know I made an error but ZERO customer service. Not impressed.
Jean_D, Jul 2021
My daughter loved it. She loved upper level. It was very fascinating and love the first floor paintings. Read almost every interesting facts.
Eva_J, Jun 2021
It was boring. Nothing special. Art museum employees unfriendly. I wouldn’t go back. Art brochure had no information about the rooms th ewr mes etc.
Not what I expected.
Victor_E, Jun 2021
Outside sculptures were nice. I also thought the oil paintings were interesting. Thought there would be more ancient artifacts.
No entry to Frida exhibit
Alise_O, Oct 2020
Ticket purchase was deceptive on the website. We thought we were buying tickets to the Frida Kahlo exhibit- it stated no where that it was sold out. The museum was cool as always but we were there to see Frida. Will try again!
Check before
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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