Café closure: The museum café is under renovation and will reopen in June with a new menu and full bar. Grab-and-go items are available from a simplethings lunch cart in the Hammer courtyard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. View the menu.


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.


Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 a.m.—8 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.—8 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.—8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.—8 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.—5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.—5 p.m.

The museum is open every day, except Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


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. 

Get custom driving, walking, and public transportation directions on Google Maps. 

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


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

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. Note that this entrance includes 7 steps between street level and the courtyard level of the museum.

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