Rebuilt in 2005, the de Young museum features American, African and Oceanic art from the 17th through the 21st centuries. Originally founded in Golden Gate park in 1895, the re-opening showcases integration of architecture, art and natural landscape within the museum grounds.
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park
Tuesdays–Sundays 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Free entrance for San Francisco residents only every Saturday with Zip codes: 94102, 94103,94104, 94105, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94126, 94127, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94158, 94159, 94188
Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young was originally a Fine Arts Museum constructed for the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. After undergoing sever damage from the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, a newly rebuilt de Young Museum, designed by the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, opened in 2005. This new design allows you to take a stroll through the sculpture garden of historic elements from the previous de Young structure. The ninth-floor Observation Level of the de Young’s Hamon Tower offers breathtaking 360-degree views of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.