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Plan Your Visit

Upcoming:

  • Wednesday, August 10—Anniversary of Civil Liberties Act of 1988

    JANM will be closed on Wednesday, August 10, in observance of the Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.

  • Saturday, August 13—FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY

    Admission will be FREE all day in conjunction with the Natsumatsuri Family Festival.

 

Museum hours

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; last entry is at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.; last entry is at 7 p.m.
  • Closed Monday and in observance of Juneteenth (6/19), Fourth of July, Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (8/10), Indigenous People’s Day, Election Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 

 

Advance Timed Ticketing

  • Timed, advance tickets are recommended.
  • Entrance times are on the hour, every hour, starting at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. (PST).
  • Admission is accepted up to 30 minutes after your ticket time.
  • Tickets are released four weeks in advance.
  • JANM Members, please show your current membership card for free admission.
  • For NARM and Western Reciprocal Membership Programs, Blue Star Museums, and all other free or discount programs and passes, tickets must be obtained upon arrival. Show proof of eligibility at front desk.

Before You Arrive

  • Please print your ticket or download it to your mobile device. 
  • Masks are strongly recommended, except for children two and younger.
  • Symptom Check: Visitors are required to self check themselves for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entry. Visitors who are feeling sick or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, headache, or any other symptoms), or who have had contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19; are under isolation or quarantine orders should stay home, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors displaying COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the museum. See CDC Symptom Check guidelines here. Please contact visitorservices@janm.org to reschedule your visit or ask for a full refund.  

When You Arrive

  • Scan your ticket at self scanning stations.
  • Masks are strongly recommended, except for children ages two and younger.
  • Visitors who are feeling sick or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, headache, or any other symptoms), or who have had contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19; are under isolation or quarantine orders should stay home, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors displaying COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the museum. 

Visitor Policies

  • Masks are strongly recommended, except for children age two and younger.
  • No food or drinks permitted in the museum.
  • A limited number of self-serve storage lockers (9"W x 22"H x 16"D) are available on a first-come basis. Valid ID required to use lockers.
  • Large bags are not permitted. JANM cannot hold any jackets, clothing, or bags outside of lockers.
  • Only service animals are allowed.

Protecting the health and well-being of our staff and visitors is our top priority. We strongly recommend all staff and visitors—regardless of vaccination status—to wear a face mask in the museum and to maintain a six-foot distance from anyone outside of their own household at all times.

See below for admission pricing and directions. For more information please contact Visitor Services at visitorservices@janm.org or call 213.625.0414.

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The Hirasaki National Resource Center remains closed.

We will continue to present virtual programming to inspire, educate, and help you stay connected. Check our posts every day across JANM’s social media platforms @jamuseum (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) and explore our content online.

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Address

JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012

 

Directions

By Car

  • From the 101 Freeway (US-101) Southbound: Take exit 2B for Los Angeles St south 0.1 miles to E 1st St. Make a left on E 1st St. JANM is on your left .3 miles.
  • From the 101 Freeway (US-101) Northbound: Take exit 2B toward Alameda St/Union Station. Left at Alameda St. JANM is on your right 0.4 miles.

Nearby public parking lots

  • City of Los Angeles, Lot 2 at 300 E. Temple St.
  • Japanese Village Plaza at 335 E. 2nd St.
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Public Transportation

  • Metro Local 30 and Metro L Line (Gold) Shuttle 854 stop at 1st and San Pedro streets within 0.2 miles of the museum.
  • LADOT Little Tokyo/Arts District Dash A stop at 1st St. and Central Ave. right across the street from the museum.

Check metro.net for bus and rail maps or call 323 GoMetro (323.466.3876). Plan your trip by visiting Metro’s trip planner.

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Ride the Metro and Save at JANM!

Show your TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID and receive $2 off adult general admission (does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions).

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Admission

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Adults $16
Seniors (62 and over) $7
Students (with ID) and Youth $7
Children 5 and Under Free
JANM Members Free

 

Bags and Parcels

A limited number of self-serve storage lockers (9"W x 22"H x 16"D) available on a first-come basis. Valid ID required to use lockers. JANM cannot hold any jackets, clothing, or bags outside of lockers.

Pets

Only service animals are allowed on museum grounds.

For more information please contact Visitor Services at 213.625.0414.

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Free Admission

We offer free general admission for:
JANM members, every day
Children (5 and under), every day
All visitors, every Thursday (limited time offer)

 

Blue Star Museums Program

JANM is proud to once again participate in the Blue Star Museums program. Between Armed Forces Day and Labor Day (May 21 – September 4, 2022), JANM admission is FREE for all active duty military personnel and up to five members of their families.

Tickets must be obtained upon arrival. Show proof of eligibility at front desk.

 

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Virtual Visits

Virtual visits use video conferencing technology to engage visitors and students in conversations surrounding JANM’s collections. Options are available for grades 1–12, college, adult, and seniors. These visits offer a new way to make sure that the important lessons of history are not forgotten.

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JANM Store

The JANM Store is open with limited hours.

Temporary JANM Store Hours:
Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Limited capacity: Visitors must wait to be allowed entry by a JANM Store associate. 
  • Masks are strongly recommended, except for children age two and younger.
  • Visitors who are feeling sick or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, headache, or any other symptoms), or who have had contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19; are under isolation or quarantine orders should stay home, regardless of vaccination status.
  • On-site pickup is available. Hours for on-site pickup of online orders:

*Subject to change—see online store for details and holiday closures.

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Hirasaki National Resource Center

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Located within the heart of JANM, the Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center (HNRC) serves more than 8,000 researchers, writers, students, family historians, filmmakers, and other museum visitors annually both onsite and online through its reference, research and reproduction services.

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