Welcome back to LACMA!

LACMA has updated visitation protocols. Our first priority is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers.

In response to revised guidelines from the State and L.A. County, and updates to mask requirements in L.A. County effective July 18, 2021, we've updated some visitation protocols.

Maintaining some health and safety protocols remains critical to provide a safe environment for staff and visitors of all ages, including families with children who cannot be vaccinated. These protocols are in place to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Please read all guidelines below before your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back with the all-new installation of the Modern Collection and several diverse and exciting exhibitions.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Quick Links:

Planning Your Visit

Visitation Requirements

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

Dining, Store, and Programs

Additional Information



LACMA provides Plan Your Visit information in English and Spanish. 

Nahuatl and Zapotec, Indigenous languages spoken in Mexico, Los Angeles, and beyond, are also available during the presentation of the Mixpantli exhibitions.




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’s health and safety protocols and processes are implemented for you—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.

Vaccination Required

Important Update: Proof of Vaccination Now Required

In accordance with the City of Los Angeles vaccination ordinance, beginning Monday, November 8, 2021, all ticketed LACMA visitors ages 12+* are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Those with medical or religious exemptions may present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. A valid photo ID is also required for visitors ages 18+.

Proof of vaccination includes any of the following:

  • Vaccination card issued by the CDC
  • Photo of a vaccination card (both sides) either stored on an electronic device or a physical copy
  • Documentation of vaccination from a licensed healthcare provider
  • Personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by a healthcare provider, government agency, or private company

Valid photo ID includes an original or copy of an identification card, including:

  • Driver’s license
  • Government-issued identification card
  • School or work identification card
  • Passport

Those with medical or religious exemptions may present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. The COVID-19 test must be a printed document, email, or text message from a test provider that shows a negative result of a COVID-19 Antigen or PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to entry. It must include name, type of test performed, and date of the test. Visitors who cannot display their proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test are welcome to enjoy the museum’s outdoor spaces and artworks along with our many virtual offerings.

*Children 12+ are not required to show proof of vaccination to enter LACMA if on a field trip or an after-school program.

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 with or without face mask (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes or any unprotected contact with bodily fluids/secretions) with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms during the 14 days prior to your scheduled visit to LACMA, or if you or anyone in your party are currently under isolation or quarantine orders.

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. 

Tickets are released monthly on the last Wednesday of the month for LACMA members and the last Thursday of the month for the public. Sign up to receive alerts.

Visitation Requirements

The following protocols are required for visitors:

Advance Tickets Requied


Advance Tickets Required

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. No ticket sales onsite. Learn more.

Mandatory Health Screening


Mandatory Health Screening

All visitors must pass a health screening and temperature check prior to entry.

Face Coverings Required


Face Masks Required Indoors

In accordance with the requirements of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, visitors are required to wear face masks in all indoor spaces including galleries, restrooms, and the LACMA Store. A well-fitting medical grade mask, surgical mask, or higher-level respirator such as N95 or KN95 mask is strongly recommended instead of, or in addition to, cloth masks.

Face Masks Not Required Outdoors

Visitors are not required to wear face masks outdoors. Unvaccinated visitors are encouraged to wear face masks outdoors.

Practice Safe Hand Washing Hygiene


Practice Frequent Hand Sanitizing and Washing

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

Maintain Physical Distance


Physical Distancing Not Required

Visitors are encouraged, although not required, to observe physical distancing indoors or outdoors. Floor markers provide guidance for distancing.

One Way Pathways


Traffic Flow Directions

Visitors are encouraged, although not required, to follow the traffic flow indicators posted throughout the museum.

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

LACMA’s current health and safety protocols and measures are critical to providing a safe environment at LACMA for staff, volunteers, and visitors of all ages, including families with children who cannot be vaccinated.

Limited Museum Capacity


Increased Yet Controlled Capacity

The museum is now operating at greater yet still controlled capacity, with newly increased numbers of tickets available per timed-entry slot.

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.

Enhanced Cleaning Protocols


Enhanced Cleaning Protocols

Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces and restrooms, including higher frequencies.

Upgraded Air Filtration Systems


Upgraded Air Filtration Systems

Air conditioning systems have enhanced filtration installed with more frequent filter replacement.

Hand Sanitizer Available


Hand Sanitizer Stations Available

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

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.

Ray’s, with gourmet farm-to-table cuisine and table service available both indoors and outdoors, is open daily, except Wednesdays. Reservations are encouraged.

Visit the Dining page for full details and menu.

Credit or debit card is required for all transactions.

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 purchases.


In-Person Programs—Except Jazz at LACMA—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.

The only exception is the Jazz at LACMA Limited Edition series—the favorite Friday night performances have returned in a new small-capacity ticketed format. Latin Sounds events remain suspended.

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.