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"Friday Nights at the de Young"
Mid-Jan thru' Thanksgiving 5pm-8:45pm
Friday Nights at the de
FREE for Members
If you're looking for something different
a Friday night, head over to the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Mingle over cocktails
and enjoy a fun evening of art, culture and entertainment — the
museum is open until 8:45pm. Free for members, "Friday Nights at the de Young" features
a mix of live music, poetry, films, dance, art-making demos, lectures,
docent tours and interactive kids activities.
During a Friday night visit, we enjoyed listening
to a live band while sipping wine and people-watching.
Get together with family, friends or business associates and
limited, so arrive early if you don't want to stand. For the best
view of the entertainment and fun people-watching, climb the
main staircase, located in the
lobby area and peer over the balcony.
Nights 'til 8:45pm
"Friday Nights at the de Young" runs from mid-January
thru' Thanksgiving. The popular Friday Night events draw between
1,500-5,000+ people. Admission to "Friday Nights at the de Young" is FREE for Members.
Regular admission fees for non-members who want to visit the galleries ($10 adults,
$7 seniors, $6 youths (13-17) and college students with ID, free for children
12 and younger.
No-host cocktails are available at the bar,
set up near the stage. Just
look for the massive artwork that dominates the main room — it
makes a great backdrop for the featured entertainment.
Enjoy walking through the galleries and visiting the exhibits,
but leave your drinks behind. Beverages are only allowed
in the lobby area and cafe.
cafe is open for dinner during the Friday night events — enjoy
a variety of items, including fresh salads, sandwiches and hot
Tower Observation Floor
The Tower Observation Floor is
also open during "Friday Nights at
the de Young." Get in line early to take the elevator to the 9th
floor — it's popular with visitors and the lines can get longer as
the night goes on. The incredible panoramic views make a great backdrop for
If you're looking for another FUN
event, we highly recommend "Nightlife" at
the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park (located
just across from the de Young Museum). It offers more of a party
atmosphere (DJ music and dancing), younger crowd with no kids (21
and over) — visitors get a chance to mingle over cocktails
while exploring the museum, aquarium and its exhibits.
Nights at the de Young
Fri open til 8:45pm.
First Tuesday of each month Free. Special exhibition
fees still apply.
Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.
Parking (for cars and bicycles) is available in the Concourse parking facility.
Access to the north entrance is from Fulton St. @ 10th Ave. Access to the south
entrance is at Concourse Dr. and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park.
Open daily, year-round.
Limited parking is available on John F. Kennedy
Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
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