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What I really loved here that we had a lot of space to enjoy the exhibits, there weren?t many visitors inside and this is the only way to appreciate a good painting or take a close look to a sculpture. There are countless items to see but don?t miss the strange architecture of the building itself. What we enjoyed more was the Native American sculptures and some of the contemporary art but we didn?t really get excited. The exhibits are well presented and this adds a lot to a museum visit.

There are temporary exhibitions from time to time, Tutanhamun exhibit was on display during our visit but we?ve been to Cairo so we skipped that and the extra 20 dollars they asked for! And from what I know his famous mask and sarcophagus weren?t there.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 09.30-17.00 (till 20.30 on Fridays). The entrance fee from the permanent collection is $10 (including a visit to Legion of Honor) or free with the CityPass (the pass saved us a lot of money). The giftstore is (as usual) overpriced.

Address: 50 Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
Directions: Located in Golden Gate Park. Take JFK Drive in from the east to the museum or Fulton Stret east on the north side of the park to a left on Tenth Avenue to the museum parking garage.
Phone: 415.750.3600
Website: http://www.deyoungmuseum.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 20, 2010
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