Parking and Public Transportation


Paid garage parking in Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse Garage and limited four-hour street parking on John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Drives is available at the de Young.

Please note that John F. Kennedy Drive is closed on Sundays from Transverse Drive to McLaren Lodge. John F. Kennedy Drive is also closed to traffic on Saturdays from Tea Garden Drive to Transverse Drive April through September.

Weekend street parking within the park is severely limited. Tea Garden Drive will be open on Saturdays for drop off and pick up of passengers only. Museum visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, the weekend Golden Gate Park Shuttle, bicycle, and use the Music Concourse Garage.

Music Concourse Garage

Parking for cars and bicycles is available in the Music Concourse Garage. Access to the north entrance of the Music Concourse Garage is from Fulton St. at 10th Avenue. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Drive and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park. The Music Concourse Garage is open 7 days a week from 7:30 am–10 pm year-round, and parking in the garage is encouraged.

Music Concourse Garage hours and rates:

Monday–Friday 7:30 am–10 pm$3.50 per hour; max. $20
Weekends 7:30 am–10 pm$4 per hour, max. $24.50
Special events/after 5:30 pm$12 flat rate

Alternate Parking

The Music Concourse Garage can fill up quickly, especially on weekends. Alternate parking can be found at:

  • Ocean Beach
    Free parking
    John F. Kennedy Dr. and the Great Highway
  • UCSF Medical Center Garage
    Paid parking ($3.00 per hour, maximum fee $24.00)
    Irving St. near 3rd Ave.

Both these locations are serviced by the Golden Gate Park Shuttle, which runs on weekends and major holidays.

Public Transportation

The Museum strongly encourages taking public transportation to Golden Gate Park. With easy connections from the Ferry Building, BART, CalTrain and regional transit stops, Muni provides convenient and frequent bus and light rail service to the park from throughout the city.

Muni to Golden Gate Park

Muni's 44-O'Shaughnessy bus stops near the front of the museum on Tea Garden Drive (southbound) and on Concourse Drive near the Academy of Sciences (northbound).

The 5-Fulton stops at 8th Avenue and Fulton Street, just outside of the park. From 8th, walk into the park and turn right on John F. Kennedy Drive to reach the museum's tower entrance.

The N-Judah Muni Metro streetcar, which is accessible, stops at 9th Avenue and Irving Street. To reach the de Young, walk north on 9th Avenue to Golden Gate Park. 9th Avenue turns into Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Keep walking on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard until you reach Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, then turn right and continue to the museum entrance.

Muni Discount

Muni riders save $2 on adult museum admission. Simply present your valid Muni FastPass or transfer to the cashier when purchasing your admission ticket.