de Young museum

COVID-19 Updates

We are excited to welcome you to the museum! 

In accordance with an order from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, all individuals regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask while inside the de Young museum. Proof of vaccination is not required for regular museum visits to the de Young, but is a requirement to attend some onsite events.

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

Per city guidelines, masks are required while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. 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 outdoor dining only 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
Coat Check and de Youngsters Studio 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.