Planning your visit to the de Young


Tickets to Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond are timed and dated. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your ticketed time to join the appropriate queue for your time slot. Once inside the exhibition, you may stay for as long as you like during exhibition hours. The average length of a self-guided visit to the exhibition is 90 minutes. Tickets do not allow re-entry. Your ticket to Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond also includes admission to the de Young’s permanent collection galleries during regular museum hours and admission to the Legion of Honor, including its special exhibition, Japanesque, on the same day as your visit to the de Young.

Exhibition and Museum Hours

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond opens at the de Young on Saturday, Sept. 25, and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 18. Please note that hours for the de Young’s permanent collection may not mirror the hours of the special exhibition.

“Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond” hours

  • Tuesdays through Sundays: 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (last ticket: 4 p.m.)
  • Fridays (except Dec. 3-Jan. 7): 9:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. (last ticket: 7:30 p.m.)
  • Closed Mondays except Dec. 27 and Jan. 17.
  • Check the museum’s website for extended hours during the holidays and final weeks of the exhibition.

de Young permanent collection hours

  • Fridays: 9:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. (except Dec. 3 – Jan. 7)
  • Fridays: 9:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays
  • Closed Nov. 25 and Dec. 25.


Hotel Partners

The de Young is partnering with multiple San Francisco hotels to offer a variety of exciting Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond room packages that include VIP tickets and other special amenities. Please visit the de Young website for specific details.

Directions to the de Young

The de Young is located in Golden Gate Park at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive at John F. Kennedy Drive. The park is easily accessible from all parts of the Bay Area via public transportation, bicycle or vehicle. For specific directions and transit information, consult the museum’s website.


Paid parking for cars and bicycles is available in the Music Concourse Garage, which is open daily from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Entry to the garage is on Fulton Street at 10th Avenue. Due to the popularity of this exhibition and the California Academy of Sciences, the garage will fill to capacity early in the day. Limited street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods and on John F. Kennedy Drive behind the museum. This street is closed to traffic on Sundays and certain Saturdays.


The de Young and Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond are accessible for disabled visitors. In addition to visiting with the general public, people with disabilities have the option of visiting on our scheduled Access Day, Dec. 20. For more information and reservations, please call (415) 750-7645 or e-mail

Public Transportation

With easy connections from the Ferry Building, BART, Caltrain and regional transit stops, Muni’s 44, 5 and N-Judah lines provide convenient bus and light-rail service to the park from throughout The City.

Free bicycle parking is available in racks outside the museum and inside the Music Concourse Garage. Additional transportation information is available on the museum’s website.

Ticket prices

  Advance purchase Day of visit
Member Free Free
Adult $20 $25
Senior 65+ $17 $22
College student (with ID) $16 $21
Youth 6-17 $10 $15
Child 5 & under Free Free
Adult group (10 or more, Monday-Friday) $16 n/a
K-12 school group $8 n/a
College group $10 n/a


To Purchase Tickets

Group Visits

For K-12 or college school groups or groups of 10 or more adults:


Enjoying Your Visit

  • Please enter the de Young through the main entrance as the museum’s garage entrance will be for exit only. There will be limited access through the garage-level entrance for visitors with disabilities.
  • All bags are subject to inspection upon entering the museum. Complimentary parcel check is located on the de Young’s lower level.
  • No food or drink is permitted inside the exhibition.
  • Photography, videography, camera phone photography, sketching and painting are not permitted inside the exhibition.
  • Strollers, baby-carrying backpacks and large backpacks are not allowed inside the exhibition. Please plan to check them. Soft, front-pack infant carriers are permitted.
  • Restrooms are located on every level of the de Young. Baby changing stations are located within the accessible stalls. A family restroom is available on the lower level. There are no restrooms inside the exhibition.


The de Young Café

The de Young Café features a variety of snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Please note that the de Young Café does not accept reservations.

Café hours

  • Tuesdays through Sundays: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (except Dec. 3-Jan. 7)


Museum Store

An exhibition store accompanies Birth of Impressionism and offers a range of exhibition-themed merchandise, the illustrated exhibition catalogue and a variety of exclusive gifts and products from France.

Audio Tours

An audio tour of the exhibition in English is available for rental during your visit. Audio tours are $7 (adults) and $6 (museum members and children 12 and under).

Docent Tours

A limited number of early-morning private docent tours are available for groups. For reservations, please call (415) 750-3620 or e-mail


A First Republic ATM is located just inside the garage entrance to the de Young on the lower level of the museum.

Real-time Updates on Twitter and Facebook

Check the de Young’s Twitter feed for real-time information on ticketing and parking at
Become a member of the museum’s Facebook fan group at

Related programming at the de Young

Please check the de Young’s website at Some events require tickets.

Sunday, Sept. 26
Lecture by Guy Cogeval, president of the Musée d’Orsay, entitled “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond and Post-Impressionism.” $10 public, $5 members

Friday, Oct. 1
Friday Night at the de Young presents live music with Rupa and the April Fishes.

Friday, Oct. 8
Friday Night at the de Young presents French music of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s by Nuits St. Germain and a surprise by Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Friday, Oct. 15
Friday Night Soirée with Alliance Française with live music by Baguette Quartette, tableau vivant in Wilsey Court and a lecture by Dr. Anne Prah-Perochon entitled “Major Events During the Times of the Impressionists.”

Friday, Oct. 22
Friday Night at the de Young presents live music by Tango No. 9, Le Café Peetnik in the Piazzoni Music Room and a lecture by Professor James Hausefield entitled “Gauguin’s Baudelairean Dream.”

Friday, Oct. 29
Friday Night at the de Young presents Matt Small’s Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, Nov. 4<br /> ArtPoint, the young professionals group of the Fine Arts Museums, hosts a VIP reception and exhibition viewing with docent talks in the galleries. Check the website for more information.

Friday, Nov. 19
Friday Night Soirées with Alliance Française presents French chanteuse Jessica Fichot and a lecture by Dr. Renee Morel entitled “The Impressionists and their Literary Friends.”

Friday, Nov. 26
Friday Night at the de Young presents live French music and “Devil in the Deck,” a fairytale melding of theater, magic, music and storytelling.

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