september, 2020

25sep9:30 am5:15 pmde Young Museum Opens Sept. 25Legion of Honor Opens Mid-October 20209:30 am - 5:15 pm de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Event Details

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, following their temporary closure under the shelter-in-place order mandated by the City of San Francisco (pending City approval).

de Young

The de Young museum is scheduled to open to the public on Friday, September 25. The museum will open to members on September 22, 23, and 24. On view, the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving will premiere to Bay Area audiences, and Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI will reopen in an expanded version with Pierre Huyghe’s bronze sculpture Exomind. Visitors can reserve their tickets now at

Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor will be open to the public mid-October. The film and installation Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale has been extended and will be on view through the fall.

 Free Admission for Essential Workers

From the reopening through December 2021, the de Young and Legion of Honor will offer free general admission for essential workers, who will also receive a substantial discount on tickets to special exhibitions.

Free Saturdays

Continuing the popular Free Saturdays program, general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor museums will be free every Saturday for all residents of the Bay Area. The first Free Saturday at the de Young museum will be September 26.

New Health and Safety Measures

Rigorous measures based on city guidelines will be taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment for visitors and staff. Visitor capacity has been reduced to 25 percent, in addition to an instituted timed ticket to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings will be required for staff and adult visitors at all times in the buildings. More information.

Visitor Information
de Young: Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 1.800.777.9996 (member support, 24 hours/day) 1-888-901-6645 (general public support, 24 hours/day) Open Tuesdays – Sundays, 9:30 am–5:15 pm. More information regarding tickets can be found at John F. Kennedy Drive is closed to vehicular traffic from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. Paid parking is available in the Music Concourse garage as of September 21, 2020, which may be accessed from the Fulton Street and 10th Avenue entrance. For information on public transportation, please visit SFMTA.

Legion of Honor: Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco. Currently closed; reopening information to be announced soon. More information regarding tickets can be found at


(Friday) 9:30 am - 5:15 pm


de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118