Visitors enter the theater at the Hammer Museum



We welcome all visitors and want to help you make the most of your visit. If you have any needs not addressed below, we encourage you to call 310-443-7020 for assistance. 

Please see below for a note on elevator access during construction at the museum from June–September 2019.

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 in advance.

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 public galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs.

Street Entry

An accessible entry into the museum’s main lobby on Wilshire Boulevard is located to the right of the main entrance. Please note that the entrance on Lindbrook Avenue does not have an accessible ramp. The Lindbrook entrance is temporarily closed from September 10, 2019.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are located on Levels P1 and P3 of the museum’s parking garage. Accessible spaces on P1 are located on the parking entry level, directly across from the lobby entrance. Accessible spaces on P3 are located adjacent to the elevators. From P3, take the elevator to P1 to access the main lobby on Wilshire Avenue and follow signs for the Hammer Museum to the main lobby.

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

Construction alert: on Saturdays and Sundays through April 2020, there will be lane closures on Wilshire Boulevard, including the eastbound left turn lane onto Westwood Boulevard. The museum’s parking garage entrance can still be accessed from northbound Westwood Boulevard. If driving east on Wilshire Boulevard, continue past the museum and turn right onto Glendon Avenue, then right on Wellworth Avenue, and then right onto Westwood Boulevard.


Visitors may 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. Access the parking garage from Westwood Boulevard during museum hours. The parking entrance on Glendon Avenue is only open on weekdays.

The entrance on Lindbrook Avenue does not have an accessible ramp, and there are seven steps between street level and the courtyard level of the museum. Visitors can be dropped off and picked up at this entrance.


From the parking garage, take the elevator to P1 for access to the museum. Once on P1, follow signs for the Hammer Museum to the main lobby. The museum elevator is located on the right side as you enter the lobby from the parking garage.

The museum elevator provides access as follows:

  • Level 1 – Wilshire Lobby, Lobby Gallery, and Lobby Wall installation
  • Level 2 – Courtyard, Billy Wilder Theater, Audrey restaurant, Nimoy Studio, courtyard gallery, restrooms
  • Level 3– Hammer Store

To visit level 3 galleries during construction, June–September 2019: exit museum lobby elevator on level 2. A Hammer staff person will then escort you to an alternate elevator to level 3. Thank you for your patience during this temporary period of construction.


Gallery and Hammer Store Access June–September 2019

Due to construction this summer, access to the main galleries on level three of the museum will be temporarily routed through stairs at the northeast corner of the museum’s courtyard, near the Lindbrook Avenue entrance.

For elevator access to these galleries, please speak to any Hammer staff person. They will provide an escort.

To visit the Hammer Store, please use the elevator located in the Wilshire lobby.

This summer’s construction is part of a multi-year transformation and expansion of the museum. Learn more about the Hammer’s transformation.


Two wheelchairs are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis at the welcome desk. You may call ahead to reserve a wheelchair at 310-443-7912.

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. Learn more about attending a public program.

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 courtyard or on benches located around the third-floor terrace.