Visitors enter the theater at the Hammer Museum


The Hammer Museum welcomes all visitors and wants to help you make the most of your visit. If you have any needs not addressed below, we encourage you to call 310-443-7000 or email for assistance.

Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available for use at the museum. For lectures and other programs in our theaters, these can be picked up at the box office. For other programs, and to ensure availability, please call 310-443-7020 or email in advance.

Large-print texts of the interpretive labels in many of our galleries are available upon request. Ask any gallery attendant or staffperson for assistance.

Services such as sign language interpretation, live transcription, and alternate format materials can be arranged. Please contact us at least 10 working days before your visit at 310-443-7020 or to discuss your needs.

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.

Getting Around the Museum

All of the museum’s galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs.

Street Entry

An accessible entry into the museum’s courtyard is located on Lindbrook Avenue. 

Construction Alert: Due to the renovation of the Hammer's lobby, visitors should enter the museum via Lindbrook Avenue or the adjacent building lobby located at 10889 Wilshire Boulevard. The building lobby can be accessed from Wilshire or through the museum's parking garage.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are located on Level P1 of the museum’s parking garage. Accessible spaces on P1 are located on the parking entry level, directly across from the lobby entrance.


Visitors may be dropped off and picked up at the curb outside the entrance on Lindbrook Avenue, where there is an accessible ramp up to the courtyard level.

Visitors may also be dropped off in the parking garage beneath 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. Access the parking garage from Westwood Boulevard during museum hours. The parking entrance on Glendon Avenue is only open on weekdays.


From the parking garage, you may choose one of two ways to enter the museum:

  • For quickest access to the Hammer's courtyard, Lulu, or the Billy Wilder Theater, visitors may take the elevators to P1, exit the parking garage and enter the museum via the entrance at Lindbrook Avenue.
  • For quickest access to the museum's galleries, visitors are encouraged to enter the building lobby entrance and take the elevators to level 3. 


Two wheelchairs are available first-come, first-served at the welcome desk. You may call ahead to reserve a wheelchair at 310-443-7020 or email Wheelchairs are disinfected before and after each use.

There are six wheelchair spaces with companion seating in the Billy Wilder Theater. Four are in the back of the theater and accessible from the theater lobby on the courtyard level. Two are in the front row. Inform the box office of your preference and one of our ushers will escort you. For assistance and questions about wheelchair seating, please call 310-443-7020 or email 

Learn more about attending a public program: see Know Before You Go.

Seating and Resting Areas

Portable stools are available for use in the galleries. Just ask any Hammer ambassador stationed in the galleries.

Feel free to sit and rest in our open courtyard or on benches located on the third level.