Know Before You Go

Update, June 15, 2021: To ensure safety of all visitors, all visitors are required to wear masks.

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.

Photography

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

Opening fall 2021: Lulu, a visionary new restaurant led by Alice Waters and chef David Tanis. Learn more.

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

Galleries

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.

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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.