The de Young App by Guidekick

"The de Young's new mobile app is like a private tour with a curator..."—7x7

Get the most from your visit with the de Young mobile app, offering fascinating insights from the museum’s curators and an easily navigated map to help you see more of the collections.

With an observation tower, galleries on three levels, and many ways to move around the building’s unique layout, it’s easy to get lost in the de Young. The 3-D interactive map guides you by pinpointing your exact location and offering clear direction on where to go next. The app also offers the locations of key amenities, including museum stores, restrooms, elevators, café, and more.

Not sure where to start your visit? The app offers a choice of guided tours that cover diverse subjects including American paintings dating from as early as 1670 and the de Young’s collection of sculptures and murals from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Prefer to wander freely? Set notifications to alert you as you approach any of the 33 artworks currently included in the app.

The de Young app automatically loads context, analysis and stories about some of the museum’s most important works. Just lift your phone to your ear to start the audio narration.

The de Young app is free and available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play


Having trouble using the app? Contact for questions and feedback.