LACMA Is Temporarily Closed

While LACMA’s mission is to celebrate centuries of creativity and inspiring human endeavors, our foremost priority is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and neighbors. Following recommendations from Los Angeles County and in coordination with our sister institution, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, LACMA closed temporarily to the public effective Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Hancock Park and our public sculptures remain open and accessible, but please continue to practice physical distancing. 

Based on guidance from state and county public health officials, and due to uncertainties regarding K–12 school schedules in the fall, LACMA is expanding and enhancing its virtual programmatic offerings while all in-person education and public programs, on and offsite, are on pause. As the museum prepares to safely reopen galleries, many programs will continue to transition to digital platforms until groups are able to safely gather. At this time we anticipate offering in-person programs beginning January 2021.

LACMA staff are working from home to bring you free enriching and inspiring content for you to Watch, Listen, Learn, Read, and Browse at home. Check back often and follow @lacma on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

If you have already purchased tickets for general admission or an event, we would be happy to issue a refund or a credit for a future date upon reopening. Please contact @email for assistance.

Our dedicated staff are the soul of LACMA, and each and every one of them makes the museum a welcoming, creative, and dynamic place for all of Los Angeles County. We are committed to supporting all of our employees, both salaried and hourly, during this unprecedented time.

LACMA will continue to monitor the situation and work with Los Angeles County to assess the need for the continued closure of our public spaces and will notify you immediately of any updates by email, our website, and through social media (@lacma). If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email us at @email. We look forward to welcoming you back to LACMA soon.


What You Can Do

  • Stay home and avoid close contact with others if you or a member of your household are sick or feeling unwell. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw tissues in the trash, and immediately wash your hands
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid shaking hands and use alternate greeting methods






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.