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Skip the Line: de Young Museum General Admission Ticket

San Francisco, United States
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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
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.
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Golden Gate Park
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.
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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.
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Legion of Honor
This ticket also provides free same-day General Admission to the Legion of Honor Museum
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Even having pre-paid for admission, we...
, 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
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.
Price was excellent, should have asked...
Kay C
, Aug 2015
Price was excellent, should have asked if we could include the Turner exhibit!
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.
This tour was endless, a great...
Lollie V
, Jul 2014
This tour was endless, a great surprise... Tower excellent, the beat view ever of all of San Francisco
Actually, I had meant to get tickets...
Karen Ann W
, Feb 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!
Took two friends from Galveston to...
Kevin P
, Jan 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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