9:30 am–5:15 pm
Open Late Select Fridays
Oct 13 | Nov 10
9:30 am–8:30 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Check our calendar for special hours.
The Museum Café and the Hamon Education Tower Observation Level close one hour prior to the museum’s close.
- Free – Members
- $15 – Adults
- $10 – Seniors (65+)
- $6 – Students (w/ valid ID)
- Free – Youth and Children (17 and under)
About the de Young
Founded in 1895 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years.
On October 15, 2005, the de Young Museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
The de Young is part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Directions to the de Young
Please note that John F. Kennedy Drive is closed on Sundays from Transverse Drive to McLaren Lodge. John F. Kennedy Drive is also closed to traffic on Saturdays from Tea Garden Drive to Transverse Drive April through September.
From the North Bay/Golden Gate Bridge
From the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza take the 19th Ave/Park Presidio Blvd exit and proceed through the tunnel onto Park Presidio Blvd. Go two miles to Cabrillo St. Turn right on Cabrillo, then right again on 14th Ave. Proceed one block north to Balboa St, turn right. Proceed across Park Presidio Blvd to 8th Ave. For surface access to the de Young, turn right onto 8th Ave across Fulton St to JFK Dr. For direct access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility, turn right on Fulton St and then left on 10th Ave.
From the South Bay/I-280 North
At Daly City, take Route 1 North toward 19th Ave./Golden Gate Bridge. Go five miles on 19th Ave. through Golden Gate Park and make a right onto Fulton St. Turn right on 10th Ave. for access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility, or two blocks to 8th Ave. and turn right into the park.
From the East Bay/I-80 West
Weekdays: Continue on I-80 through San Francisco for about one mile and then bear right, following signs for Golden Gate Bridge/US101 North. Follow signs for Octavia St. and Fell St.; freeway ends at Market St. Cross Market St. and go four blocks and make a left turn onto Fell St. Go 1.5 miles on Fell St. For access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility: Just beyond Shrader St. bear right and make a right turn onto Stanyan St. Go two blocks and make a left turn onto Fulton St. Take Fulton to 10th Ave. and make a left turn into the parking facility. For surface access to the de Young continue on Fell St. then just after Shrader St. bear left onto Kezar Dr. Bear right onto JFK Dr. and follow to the de Young.
Alternate Route Weekends: Take the Fremont St. exit from the Bay Bridge, make a left onto Fremont St. Go 0.3 miles and turn left onto Pine St. Take Pine St. for 2.7 miles past Presidio Ave. and bear left onto Masonic Ave. Follow Masonic Ave. for 0.8 miles and make a right turn onto Fulton St. Follow Fulton for 1.3 miles to 8th Ave. for surface access to the de Young or to 10th Ave. for direct access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility.
Limited four-hour street parking is available on John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Drives near the de Young.
Weekend street parking within Golden Gate Park is severely limited. Museum visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, the weekend Golden Gate Park Shuttle, bicycle, and use the Music Concourse Garage.
Both locations are serviced by the Golden Gate Park Shuttle, which runs on weekends and major holidays.
Music Concourse Garage
Parking for cars and bicycles is available in the Music Concourse Garage, owned and operated by City Park. Access to the north entrance of the Music Concourse Garage is from Fulton St. at 10th Avenue. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Drive and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park. The Music Concourse Garage is open seven days a week from 7 am–7 pm year-round, and parking in the garage is encouraged. Additionally, the garage is open until 10 pm on Fridays during Friday Nights at the de Young programming.
Music Concourse Garage hours and rates:
Monday–Friday – $5 per hour (max. $29)
Weekends – $6 per hour (max. $33)
Special event/evening rate (after 5:30 pm; good until closing) – $17 flat rate
Drop-off (less than 15 minutes) – No charge
Lost Ticket (weekday) – $29
Lost Ticket (weekend) – $33
Please note that the garage is not operated by the Fine Arts Museums. For garage information, call (415) 750-0741 or visit goldengateparking.com. The Music Concourse Garage Manager is Rich Cruz.
UCSF Medical Center Garage
Irving Street near 3rd Avenue
$3.00 per hour, maximum fee $24.00