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

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The Hammer is open and following health and safety guidelines issued by the State of California, Los Angeles County, and UCLA.

Free, advance reservations are required. Capacity is limited. Reservations are made available on a first come, first served basis every other Tuesday. The next reservation release will be Tuesday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Members get early access to reservations. Learn more about admission for members below. Become a member today.


Please make a reservation for children ages 4 and up. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, all visitors are expected to follow the safety guidelines listed below.

Made in L.A. 2020: a version is on view through August 1 at the Hammer and The Huntington.
Learn about getting tickets to The Huntington.


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

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick. Check the CDC website for coronavirus symptoms.
  • Face masks are required of all visitors and staff.
  • Visitors and staff should maintain physical distance—please stay at least six feet from people not in your group.
  • All areas of the museum, including galleries, the Hammer Store, restrooms, and the courtyard, have reduced occupancy limits.
  • One-way routes into the building and the galleries are indicated via signage and floor decals. Please follow signage and staff directions.
  • Common areas and frequently touched objects are disinfected on an hourly basis during business hours using EPA-approved disinfectants.
  • Elevators have a capacity of four guests, have physical distancing signage, and are disinfected on an hourly basis.
  • All stairs have one-way entry in order to control visitor flow.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building and at all gallery entries and exits.
  • Coat and bag check is closed. Please leave large items at home or in your car.
  • The museum’s restaurant is closed.
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. Timed reservations are required, and advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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

Gallery Hours

Update, April 6, 2021: Museum hours are subject to change and visitor capacity is limited. Make advance reservations to ensure your visit to the museum.

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


Hammer members receive early access to reservations. Member tickets are released every other Monday for the following two weeks via email.

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 [email protected].


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. Visitors with a disabled person parking placard (DP placard) or license plate (DP plate) may park all day for $10. 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.