The de Young mobile app is the key companion for your visit to the museum. The app features an interactive map of the building that pinpoints your location and highlights selected artworks and museum amenities. Hear the de Young’s curators tell the stories behind some of the museum’s most fascinating works of art with content available exclusively through the app.

• Map pinpoints your location to help you navigate the de Young
• Phone displays nearby artwork highlighted on the map
• Map indicates locations of the museum stores, restrooms, elevators, café, and other amenities


About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, are the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.

The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park and was established as the Memorial Museum in 1895. It was later renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, who spearheaded its creation. The present copper-clad landmark building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It holds the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.


*GPS usage: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app is optimized to conserve as much battery life as possible.

What's New

Version 2.0.6

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews



Wow...this really made my summer of love visit special.



The best app for museum visiting ever.

I went to de young museum yesterday while I totally forgot that I have downloaded this APP the day before. So during the first hour I was just wondering around in those exhibition halls, looking at those artworks that I knew so little about, focusing on just the colour, light, composition etc., the normal aspects. Time passed very slowly and I got tired easily because of the enormous artworks that I was trying to see. I then sat on the bench in front of one painting to have a rest. And of cause I checked my phone. Then I saw this APP. Things totally changed afterwards. I was indulged in the highlight artworks this APP presented. I spent the rest 3 hours, appreciating just a dozen artworks, with the guidance of the narrators introducing the author, the background of the creation, stories behind and so on. Rather than look at all the artworks, this APP allows me to know deeper about what I have viewed and have a better understanding. further more, the GPS feature and the detailed 3D layout of the museum allows you to locate the artwork easily which is so thoughtful to those who have no sense of direction like myself.

I strongly recommend this APP to all visitors to de young museum. 5 stars!

I have downloaded all apps guidekick developed. And I will definitely use them soon.

Entrances? Garage? Bookstore, Emergency exits?


I worked for the FAMSF for ten years & it was not unusual for people to ask me for directions.
Looking at your layout you are missing where do people enter, like specifically the front entrance. The parking lot entrance is an obvious miss, that is probably the one thing that will confuse people the most. And that empty space where you enter from the garage is the Bookstore! With stairs in the back that connect the two floors of the store. A big $ maker and you missed it!
Also all emergency exits should be marked, for example I know you can exit the cafe from the back.
That is also where the special event tent is located so you should show it. In fact you might be in violation of Fire Regs not showing all exits. This museum is a maze to get around & I would not like to need to leave in a hurry based on the current floor plan.
I cannot recommend this app.
Fix it please.


Guidekick, Inc.
145.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Guidekick Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective $5.99
  2. The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll $3.99
  3. Frank Stella: A Retrospective $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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