Japanese American National Museum
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Japanese American National Museum



100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
phone: 213.625.0414
fax: 213.625.1770



Due to ongoing construction of the Metro Regional Connector, there may be street closures and detours near JANM. Visit for the latest updates.

Full weekend closures at 1st St. between Central Ave. and Vignes St. and Alameda St. between Temple St. and 3rd St. will take place over a period of 55 hours from Friday at 9 p.m. through Monday at 4 a.m. on the following dates:

  • June 3–5
  • June 10–13
  • June 17–20
  • June 24–26

In addition to the weekend closures, 1st St. between Alameda St. and Central Ave. will be closed from May 23 through September 2016.

For more information, please check Metro’s website.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope these activities do not deter you from visiting JANM.


Museum Hours

Museum Galleries*

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.*
  • Final visitor admissions are accepted 30 minutes before closing.

  • Closed Monday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Guided tours for school groups available by appointment Tuesday through Friday.

JANM Store

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Closed Monday
Shop online at

Hirasaki National Resource Center (HNRC)

  • Tuesday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Closed: Wednesday and Friday
Check the HNRC page for information on how to make an archival research appointment >>

Museum Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


General Admission

Adults $9
Seniors (62 and over) $5
Students (with ID) and Youth (6-17) $5
Children 5 and under and JANM Members, Free.
*Free general admission every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all day every third Thursday of the month.

Special group rates and rentals available. For reservations call 213.625.0414.

Reserved and guided school groups receive a discount off of general admission!
$4/student, $6/adult chaperon with advanced reservations. Schools that wish to come on free Thursday must make reservations in advance.

Adult and senior groups of 10 or more receive an admission discount of $1 off regular admission per person.

Same-day admission for both JANM and The Defining Courage Experience, located at the Go For Broke National Education Center in JANM’s Historic Building, is $15 for adults, and $8 for seniors, students with I.D., and youth. For more details about The Defining Courage Experience, including admission pricing, visit

FREE Admission for Active Duty Military Personnel

JANM is proud to once again participate in the Blue Star Museums program. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2016, JANM admission is FREE for all active duty military personnel and up to five members of their families.


Bags & Parcel Check
All bags and parcels larger than 10 inches by 16 inches must be checked in at the Visitor Services desk. The museum also has lockers available for guest use.

Only service animals are allowed on museum grounds.

For more information please contact Visitor Services at 213.625.0414.



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