Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 11-5; Thu 12-8; Closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
(213) 625 0414
Adults $9.00 Seniors (62 and over) $5.00 Students (with ID) and Youth (6-17) $5.00 Children 5 and under and Museum Members, Free. *Free general admission every Thursday from 5 to 8 PM and every third Thursday of the month.
The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.
We share the story of Japanese Americans because we honor our nation’s diversity. We believe in the importance of remembering our history to better guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society. We strive as a world-class museum to provide a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture.
We promote continual exploration of the meaning and value of ethnicity in our country through programs that preserve individual dignity, strengthen our communities, and increase respect among all people. We believe that our work will transform lives, create a more just America and, ultimately, a better world.
The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The founding of the Museum is a story of high hopes, remarkable achievements, frustration, and ultimately, success. Like the saga of generations of Japanese Americans, it is a story of tenacity. This is that story. more...