Know Before You Go

To ensure safety of all visitors, read our COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Construction Alert: The Hammer remains open while its lobby is under construction. Visitors may park, as usual, in the lot beneath the museum.

  • For quickest access to the Hammer's courtyard, Lulu, or the Billy Wilder Theater, visitors are encouraged to enter the museum via the entrance at Lindbrook Avenue.
  • For quickest access to the museum's galleries, visitors are encouraged to enter via the adjacent building lobby located at 10889 Wilshire Boulevard and proceed to Level 3. The building lobby is accessible from Wilshire Boulevard or from the parking garage.

We want to help you make the most of your visit. We encourage you to call Visitor Experience at 310-443-7020 during museum hours for assistance.


Explore the Hammer Museum with our free mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects. Listen to exclusive audio from artists and curators, watch video profiles, and more. Download it ahead of your visit, and look for a Bloomberg Connects icon near your favorite artwork to access special content. Don’t forget to bring your headphones.

Coat and Bag Check

The Hammer's coat and bag check is closed while the museum lobby is under construction. Please leave large purses, bags and backpacks at home or in your car. 


The Hammer Museum welcomes visitors to take non‐flash, personal‐use photography except where noted. Share your images with us @hammer_museum / #hammermuseum on Twitter and Instagram.

Food and Drink

Enjoy a meal in the Hammer's courtyard at Lulu, a visionary new restaurant led chef David Tanis and legendary chef and food activist Alice WatersLearn more.

Food and drink is not permitted in the galleries or the Billy Wilder Theater.


For the safety of the art, pens and markers are not permitted within the galleries. Pencils are available at the welcome desk. 

As a courtesy to other museumgoers, cell phone conversations should be conducted outside of the galleries. 

Attending a Public Program

Hammer public programs may be presented at the museum or online. Exhibition tours and Lunchtime Art Talks are held in-person at the museum. UCLA Film & Television Archive screenings are held in-person in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater.

Learn about upcoming programs.

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Service Animals

Trained service animals are welcome in all spaces throughout the museum. We welcome other supervised and leashed domesticated animals only in the museum’s courtyard.