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Tour code: 5959DEYOUNG
Enjoy 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’ll have the chance to explore the rare artifacts of the permanent exhibitions, as well as sculpture 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, where you’ll find spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. 

Highlights

  • Admission to the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
  • 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, which have included Impressionist masterpieces and ancient Egyptian artifacts
  • Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and other San Francisco landmarks from the Hamon Observation Tower

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This museum features top-notch special exhibits -- everything from Chihuly to King Tut to Dutch masters, even Yves Saint Laurent gowns. There's always something new and extraordinary to be discovered at the de Young.

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What You Can Expect

de Young Museum Admission

Enjoy Amazing Views from the Hamon Education Tower Observation Deck

The most-visited art museum west of the Mississippi, San Francisco’s de Young Museum houses a vast permanent collection of art in a distinctive copper-clad structure in Golden Gate Park. 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.

Delve deeper by touring the museum’s rotating exhibits of photography, textiles and graphic arts. The collection includes Japanese prints, photos of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and couture designs by Christian Dior and Coco Chanel.

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 Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands from the 144-foot-tall (44-meter) Hamon Observation Tower.

Upgrade: Audio Tour or Special Exhibitions
Enhance your de Young Museum experience with the fascinating audio tour, suitable for both adults and children. Or you can choose to enjoy entrance to the highly anticipated Special Exhibitions, a staple at the de Young. 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.

Customer Reviews

Teresa s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Such a great treat to visit the de Young Museum! I have been here more times that I can count on two hands and it never fails to disappoint. They’re always featuring fabulous exhibits that would be a shame to miss. My favorite ones have been, The Art of Bulgari and the most recent (and current!), Oscar De La Renta exhibit. Had the opportunity to go with my mom and sister for this past Mother’s Day. They too, were saying what a fun day it was. My mom even said, “This has been the best Mother’s Day!”. If you’re in SF and find yourself in Golden Gate Park, be sure to visit the de Young Museum.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the de Young was absolutely stunning. They showcased dresses from the start to end of de la Renta's career. If you're interested to learn about his technique and style, you must get the audio tour!

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Ayhan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

nice museum although was not able to atten on a tuesday which was closed

Lollie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was endless, a great surprise... Tower excellent, the beat view ever of all of San Francisco

Erna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The flower show was spectacular!

Karen Ann W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Actually, I had meant to get tickets for the David Hockney exhibit, but, by accident just bought those for the general admission. But I was very pleasantly surprised when, as we peeked at the rooms of the D.H. exhibit, bordering the rest of the museum, an employee (commissioner?) asked me if I wasn't interested in seeing the exhibit. I told him what had happened and he gave me and my husband "staff" passes to see the special exhibit. What a nice gesture! We were delighted!

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Terrific!

Kevin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Took two friends from Galveston to the deYoung to see the David Hockney show. It was great, as is the entire museum, including the amazing tower with its enormous view. The tickets were a bargain and worked out well.

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