The Hammer is now open! Learn more and make reservations.

Know Before You Go

To ensure safety of all visitors, free advance reservations are strongly recommended. Make reservations and read our visitor safety guidelines.

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.

Coat and Bag Check

The coat check is currently closed. Please leave items larger than 12” x 6” x 12” (including 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

Our restaurant is currently closed.

Food and drink may not be carried into the galleries or the Billy Wilder Theater. Due to limited capacity, eating in the Hammer courtyard is discouraged at this time.


To aid physical distancing, one-way routes into the building and into the galleries are indicated by signage and floor decals. Please follow staff directions and signage.

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

During the coronavirus pandemic, all of the Hammer’s public programs are held online.

Learn about upcoming programs.

Sign up for our email list to receive weekly updates about our upcoming public programs.

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.