de Young museum

COVID-19 Updates

We are excited to welcome you to the museum! 

In accordance with Bay Area Public Health recommendations, we strongly advise that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear masks while inside the museum.

Note that staff and visitors may choose to wear a mask even if they are fully vaccinated. Please refrain from asking people why they are wearing a mask. 

We continue to have safety measures in place to ensure that we have a safe and healthy environment for our visitors and staff. The measures include frequent cleaning of high-touch areas, sanitizing stations, and Plexiglass shields at our Tickets and Membership Desks.

*The museums reserve the right to deny entry, refuse service to, or revoke the admission of any visitor who does not comply with safety guidelines.

Guidelines for Your Visit

Ticket iconStay Home if You’re Sick

If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our staff and communities. Our staff is available to help rebook your tickets for a later date at no extra charge via phone at 800.777.9996 for members and 888.901.6645 for non-members.

Ticket iconWear A Face Mask

In alignment with Bay Area Public Health recommendations, masks are required for unvaccinated visitors and strongly advised for all others. We have masks available for those who need them.


When You Are Here

Food and Drink
The café is open from 11 am to 3 pm for indoor dining and outdoor dining on the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden Terrace, weather permitting. 

Water fountains are open and a touchless bottle filling station is available on the lower level of the de Young.

Closed Areas
The de Young Observation Level, Coat Check, and de Youngsters Studio will remain closed. To encourage curiosity, Discovery Guides are available at the Information Desk. Download a map.

How to Get Here 

JFK Drive and Parking
John F. Kennedy Drive is currently closed to vehicular traffic from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. Paid parking is available in the Music Concourse garage, which may be accessed from the Fulton Street and 10th Avenue entrance. A limited number of accessible parking spots are available in the garage. For information on public transportation, please visit the SFMTA website. Cars have the ability to drop off visitors in front of the de Young using Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. This is accessible via the intersection of MLK and Music Concourse drive.