Welcome back to LACMA!

As our first priority is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, LACMA has implemented new, enhanced, health and safety protocols and processes to provide a safe environment for all. Please read all the visitation guidelines below before your visit. These new protocols and processes are in alignment with L.A. County Department of Public Health's guidelines for museums during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We're working hard to protect our community; please help us contain the spread of COVID-19. 

As we reopen our galleries, we are excited to present 6 new exhibitions and extended presentations of several popular exhibitions temporarily closed in March 2020. 

We hope you enjoy your visit!

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Planning Your Visit

Visitation Requirements

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

Dining, Store, and Programs

Additional Information

Dusk, looking north across Wilshire Blvd torward the David Geffen Galleries with BCAM in the distance

Construction Update

The four buildings that primarily housed the galleries for the museum's permanent collection have been removed in advance of the construction of our new Building for the Permanent Collection—the David Geffen Galleries. It will open in 2024. 
Exhibitions in BCAM and the Resnick Pavilion feature a rotation of artworks from the museum's permanent collection.
Learn more about LACMA's transformation and construction timeline.

Notice to all visitors:

LACMA has implemented new and enhanced health and safety protocols and processes—for you, all of our visitors, and our staff and volunteers.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and anyone with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Stay at Home if Sick

Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.

Do not visit LACMA if you or anyone in your party is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the L.A. County Department of Public Health, which include cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, or chills.

Do not visit LACMA if in the last 14 days you or anyone in your party has been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes or any unprotected contact with bodily fluids/secretions) with someone with a confirmed or suspected (has symptoms) case of COVID-19, or are you or anyone in your party currently under isolation or quarantine orders.

Travel Restrictions

If you or anyone in your party traveled outside of California in the last 10 days:

• You may visit LACMA if everyone in your party is fully vaccinated*. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card(s) and photo ID(s) when you arrive.
• Please do not visit LACMA if everyone in your party is NOT fully vaccinated*. 

Quarantine is required for those who are not fully vaccinated arriving in California from other states or countries for:

• Seven days after arrival date if you get a negative COVID-19 viral test result from a specimen collected 3 to 5 days after arrival, or
• Ten days after arrival date if you do not get a COVID-19 viral test.

* Fourteen days have passed since your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Planning Your Visit


Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors, Including Members

All visitors, including LACMA Members, must purchase or reserve an advance timed-entry ticket online or by calling the LACMA Ticket Office at 323 857-6010, 10 am–5 pm daily.

Onsite ticket purchase is not available. 

To comply with mandatory capacity restrictions, tickets are released in blocks of one week. Member tickets for the week ahead are available on Wednesdays and public tickets on Thursdays, both starting at 10 am PDT.  Sign up to receive alerts about the release of tickets.

Visitation Requirements

The following protocols are required for visitors:

Advance Tickets Requied


Advance Tickets Required

All visitors, including Members, must purchase or reserve an advance timed-entry ticket online or by calling the LACMA Ticket Office at 323 857-6010, 10 am–5 pm daily. No ticket sales onsite. Learn more.

Mandatory Health Screening


Mandatory Health Screening

All visitors must pass an online health screening, including information about recent travel, vaccination status, and temperature check prior to entry.

Face Coverings Required


Masks Required

A mask must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times except when eating or drinking. No neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes. This is required for all visitors over age 2 and all staff and volunteers.

Maintain Physical Distance


Maintain Physical Distance

Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others. Parties of a single household may remain together and children must remain with supervising adults at all times.

Practice Safe Hand Washing Hygiene


Practice Frequent Hand Sanitizing and Washing

Use hand sanitizer stations located throughout the campus and wash hands frequently.

One Way Pathways


Traffic Flow Directions

Traffic flow directions to enter and exit buildings and galleries have been implemented to allow for physical distancing.

Additional Requirements

Help with Any Contact Tracing Efforts

Contact tracing is an important part of reducing the spread of COVID-19. Please contact LACMA at @email if you test positive for COVID-19 or experience COVID-19 symptoms.

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

LACMA has implemented new health and safety protocols and processes to provide a safe environment for our visitors, staff, and volunteers, in line with  L.A. County Department of Public Health’s guidelines for museums to reopen safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Limited Museum Capacity


Limited Museum Capacity

Visitor capacity is reduced and controlled through advance timed-entry tickets.

Los Angeles County is currently in orange tier according to the State of California and during this tier visitor capacity is limited to 50%.

Advance Tickets Requied


Contactless Ticketing

Hand scanners are used to accept digital tickets. Present your QR code on your mobile device or a printed copy. No maps, brochures, or other materials will be distributed.

Enhanced Cleaning Protocols


Enhanced Cleaning Protocols

Enhanced and more frequent cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces and restrooms has been implemented.

Upgraded Air Filtration Systems


Upgraded Air Filtration Systems

HVAC systems have been upgraded with MERV 14 filters, which are replaced frequently and achieve 4–5 air changes per hour in gallery spaces.

Hand Sanitizer Available


Hand Sanitizer Stations Available

Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout campus. Please also wash hands frequently.

Physical Distance Cues


Physical Distancing Cues

Physical distancing cues are provided in galleries, with limited wall text to reduce gathering.

New Gallery Guidelines


New Gallery Guidelines

Drawing is no longer allowed in the galleries. Exhibition text is now accessible in the galleries via your mobile device. Look for the QR code as you enter. No brochures or other materials will be distributed.

Contactless Payment Required


Contactless Payment Required

All transactions on campus are touchless. Credit or debit card is required for all retail and restaurant purchases. No receipts will be distributed.

Oversized Bags Not Permitted


Oversized Bags Not Permitted

No bags larger than 11” x 14” permitted in the galleries. Bag check is currently closed. 

Dining, Store, and Programs

Dining Returns to LACMA

C+M Grab & Go, with a menu of coffees, teas, pastries, burgers, and light fare, is open daily, except Wednesdays.

Visit the Dining page for full details.

The LACMA Store Is Open

The LACMA Store at the Resnick Pavilion is open with reduced capacity and physical distancing required. Credit or debit card is required for all retail and restaurant purchases.


In-Person Programs Are Temporarily Suspended 

In-person public programs (tours, talks, film, concerts, art classes or any activity or program that includes a large gathering) have been temporarily suspended until further notice, in line with L.A. County guidelines.

Visit LACMA @ Home for a wide range of free virtual programs.

Additional Information

Learn more about LACMA building construction updates.

The subway is coming to LACMA! As part of the Purple Line Extension, Metro is currently at work on the Wilshire/Fairfax station. LACMA will be open during the construction phase. 

Please check back here for any timely updates about road closures or other Metro activity that may affect your visit.

Enjoy wireless internet access throughout the campus. Look for lacma-free-wifi in your settings on your personal wireless device.

Learn more about LACMA policies for visitors.