Rebuilt after an earthquake, de Young Museum can resist seismic shaking with its striking twisted tower. This modern complex in Golden Gate Park holds collections of American and contemporary international art. Archives of American art dating back to the 17th century, including textiles and costumes, make the museum exceptional. Textiles come from as far away as Turkey, and the costumes showcase early fashions from designers such as Christian Dior. Our San Francisco trip planner makes visiting de Young Museum and other San Francisco attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Tours to de Young Museum
$79 BOOK WITH VIATOR Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$78 BOOK WITH VIATOR Go San Francisco All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions and Tours
Duration: 1 to 5 days
de Young Museum reviews
My boyfriend and I like art museums, but we'd say we prefer "traditional" art over modern. This museum is more modern - it has cool rotating and non-rotating exhibits and I like that it showcases... more »
Just saw the Frida Kahlo exhibit on the 14th October. Not interested in commenting on the exhibit itself. You either like her or you don't. It felt dangerous to be there. While they control the... more »
The De Young museum is located on the edge of Golden Gate Park adjacent to the California Academy of Sciences. It us situated in a beautiful courtyard with 3 majestic fountains and beautiful landscaping. The De Young features a free lookout point at the very top of the building, which is a beautiful modern copper structure, a piece of art in itself. Featuring great variety of rotating exhibits and a vibrant permanent collection. Very much worth checking out and at a reasonable price, especially for students. Would definitely recommend.
I love the De Young Museum because, when I get into the quieter galleries, the museum has the feel of the "traditional" museums where it's hushed, and I can wander from gallery to gallery in that quiet atmosphere. It's nostalgic to me. (These comments are similar to the comments I made for the Legion of Honor.) I love it enough that I have decided to become a member. Special exhibits come and go; it's the permanence of the De Young that draws me in.
Plan your trip to San Francisco
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in San Francisco
Hidden gems in San Francisco
Side trips from San Francisco
Parks in San Francisco
Kid-friendly things to do in San Francisco
Trips to de Young Museum by other users
14 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM San Francisco Yosemite National Park Los Angeles 7 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Notre Dame Des Victoires Church Grace Cathedral Beer Tastings & Tours 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA San Francisco Yosemite National Park Los Angeles 14 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Francisco Yosemite National Park Los Angeles 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Francisco Big Sur Yosemite National Park 16 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Diego Los Angeles San Luis Obispo