Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, United States


  • 100 N Central Avenue
  • Los Angeles
  • California
  • California 90012
  • United States

Opening times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.*
Final visitor admissions are accepted 30 minutes before closing.

Closed Monday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.


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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.