We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
415.750.3600
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$86*
and up
San Francisco CityPass
Top Rated
$10*
and up
de Young Museum Admission
86%
Ranked #24 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Tue - Thu 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Owner description: The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, is the nation’s fifth most visited art museum. It showcases American art from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries, international textile arts and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.
Write a Review

694 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    402
    194
    61
    15
    22
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

On our last visit we took in the David Hockney exhibition which we thoroughly enjoyed. Today the featured artist was Kieth Haring. It was a very interesting collection of work displaying the issues and causes he cared about. A very adult exhibit with reactions to the causes of his day most still relevant today. He had a unique style honed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I spent a morning here while making my way through the park, wish I could have given it more time. Enjoyed a great variety of exhibits, something for everyone here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
420 reviews 420 reviews
207 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

De Young Museum in San Francisco is a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon with your love one. The unhurried atmosphere allow the visitors to stroll through the building and appreciate the exhibition pieces. The first time when I saw the exhibitions 50 years ago and to see them again brought back the joy of the treasure of memory.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eagle River, Alaska
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The current exhibit, works by Keith Haring, was nicely curated but not our style - and it didn't matter because there were so many other collections to view. It was the Paul and Barbara Weiss collection of pueblo pottery that delighted me - fabulous collection that included early Mimbres. The textiles collection and American decorative arts were also a real... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walnut Creek, California
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The museum is very good and it is interesting for the kids it is also next to the Academy of Science which is great with an earthquake exhibit and rain forest that are excellent for the kids. Allow yourself a half day to see both. Great food places right in the venue - with a adult beverages available - a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Keith Haring show was really really spectacular in all senses of the word. I wasn't sure if I understood or even liked his work very much, but I wanted to see the De Young museum from a purely architectural standpoint and so oh a whim I decided to give the exhibit a try. I am so glad that I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Excellent museum. Not 'touristy' despite being full of tourists! Give yourself at least 4 hours. Our kids enjoyed it too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Barbara, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I recommend taking the tour. The audio was excellent but when the tour passed, they were getting a lot of additional information

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
52 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's worth the trip over to this area to visit the de Young. I've been many times and will go back many more. Make time on your itinerary to visit & you'll be glad you did.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Playa del Rey, CA
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love Dutch Baroque art, and Vermeer happens to be my favorite artist of all time, so it was a fabulous coincidence that The Girl With the Pearl Earring was making an appearance at the de Young, along with other dutch masters, while we were in town.. It was such a wonderful experience. The museum is not very big, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed de Young Museum also viewed

 

Been to de Young Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from de Young Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?