Get same-day entrance to two Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor when you visit one or the other with your Explorer Pass.
Located in Lincoln Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, and all San Francisco, the Legion of Honor building itself is a three-quarter scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Legion d'Honneur in Paris and one of San Francisco's most beautiful museums.
The museum displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Highlights include works by El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Auguste Rodin, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet and Fra Angelico. Perhaps Rodin's best-known monumental work, the Thinker, dominates the Legion's outdoor Court of Honor.
Located right in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is one of the most visited art museums in the country and home to one of the most impressive collections of fine art with over 1,000 paintings, sculptures, and more.
Its collection spans a variety of American art from the 17th American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.
Tip: be sure to check out the museum’s observation tower for sweeping views of the surrounding areas in Golden Gate Park.
Legion of Honor:
Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5:15 pm.
de Young Museum:
Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5:15 pm