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Hours & Directions

Admission to the Hammer is free, and advance reservations are not necessary.


Updated November 4, 2021

Per LA City ordinance, proof of COVID-19 full vaccination and valid photo ID is required upon entry to the museum.

Visitors attesting to qualifying medical or religious exemptions may supply proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours and valid photo ID.

Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination card;
  • photo of a vaccination card (both sides);
  • documentation of vaccination from a licensed healthcare provider;
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California, Los Angeles County, or similar documentation issued by another state or jurisdiction. California residents can visit to download a QR code to be kept on your phone.

Additionally, to ensure safety for visitors and staff, the Hammer has implemented the following measures:

  • Visitors and staff are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling sick. Check the CDC website for coronavirus symptoms.
  • Face masks are required of all visitors and staff while indoors.
  • Elevators have a capacity of four guests.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building and at all gallery entries and exits.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit. Those visiting the Hammer do so at their own risk of such exposure.


Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.

Free admission to the Hammer Museum is made possible through the generosity of Erika J Glazer and Brenda R. Potter.

Gallery Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Sunday: 11 AM–6 PM

Museum hours are subject to change.

The museum is always closed Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


When arriving at the museum, find the member line for immediate entry. For a streamlined visit, use your digital membership card. If you need a new digital card or would like an updated version, please contact the membership department at 310-443-7050 or


The Hammer is located at the corner of Westwood and Wilshire boulevards in Westwood Village, three blocks east of the 405 freeway's Wilshire exit.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000 


Convenient parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends.

Accessible parking is provided on levels P1 and P3. Get detailed directions for accessible parking.

In the event that the museum parking garage is full, use this map for additional parking options.

Bicycles park free. Bike racks are located on level P1 of the parking garage.


Visitors can be dropped off and picked up at the entrance on Lindbrook Avenue. Located on the north side of the Museum between Westwood Boulevard and Glendon Avenue, this entrance has an accessible ramp up to the courtyard level.

Visitors may also be dropped off in the parking garage underneath the museum, where there is an accessible ramp. Drivers spending less than 10 minutes in the parking garage will not be charged a parking fee.

Public Transportation

Metro provides bus and rail transportation to the Hammer until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) GO-METRO or (323) 466-3876.

Santa Monica Bus Lines

Culver City Bus Lines

Or, take the Metro Expo Line to the Westwood/Rancho Park stop, and transfer to a bus up to the Hammer. 

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.