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I recently joined or renewed and I have not received anything in the mail. Can I visit the museum anyway?

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Yes. It takes two to four weeks to process your new membership application and up to six to eight weeks for your card to arrive in the mail. Until then, you may visit the museums, including special exhibitions, at any time; just be sure to bring your photo identification. If you have renewed, just use your current card.

Do members always get free admission to the museums?

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Yes. Members are always admitted free of charge to the permanent collections at both the de Young and the Legion of Honor. In addition, members receive free tickets to nearly all special exhibitions. Daily ticket limits apply: two tickets per day for Individual, Out of State, Senior, Teacher, and Student members and four tickets per day for higher-level members. There is no limit on the number of days members can visit such special exhibitions and receive free admission—members may come as often as they like.


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