Japanese American National Museum

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Heart Mountain Barracks, 1942 Wood, Metal, Tar Paper 20' X 120' © Japanese American National Museum
Heart Mountain Barracks, 1942 Wood, Metal, Tar Paper 20' X 120' © Japanese American National Museum
Over 300 Teas Available, 2009 Varies © Chado Tea Room
Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki Family Garden, 1999 Water, Stone Varies © Japanese American National Museum
JANM Pavilion, 1999 Wood, Concrete, Glass, Metal, Paint Varies © Japanese American National Museum
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Venue Type: Museum
Open hours
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
(213) 625-1770
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.

History of the Japanese American National Museum

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...