Following L.A. County guidelines for COVID-19, the Hammer Museum is temporarily closed. More information.

The Hammer is temporarily closed to the public. We will continue to follow the guidance of health officials and UCLA, and look forward to re-opening soon. For COVID-19 updates impacting the UCLA community, please visit UCLA’s Newsroom.

Know Before You Go

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 Hammer requires visitors to check items larger than 12” x 6” x 12” (including purses, bags, and backpacks) at the welcome desk. The Hammer may refuse to accept other items at its discretion and is not responsible for items held at coat check. Please remember to retrieve any checked items before you leave the museum.


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 + Instagram.

Food and Drink

Food and drink may not be carried into the galleries or the Billy Wilder Theater.

Our restaurant Audrey is open 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday. Members and UCLA students receive 10% off. A late-night happy hour offers 10% off at the bar Tuesday–Saturday, 9–11 p.m.


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

While all of the Hammer's public programs are free, many require a ticket. Tickets are available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended. Check individual program pages for more details.

Get information about accessibility at the Hammer and in our theaters.

As a benefit for their support, members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability. Become a member.

View 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.