Last updated: 7/20/2012
Los Angeles, California
Street Address
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mailing Address
100 N. Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: 213-625-0414
Mon closed
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Free every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm, and every third Thursday of the month from 12pm to 8pm. Special rates available for student and adult groups. For reservations, contact 213.625.0414 ext 5601
Adults: $9
Seniors (over 62): $5
Members: free
Students (): $5
Youth (6-17): $5
Children under 5: Free
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Chris Komai, Public Information Officer
phone: 213-830-5648
Geoffery Jost, Web Technologist
A. Miyamoto, Human Resources

The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry.

Since its inception in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum has chronicled more than 130 years of Japanese American history—from the first Issei generation through the World War II incarceration to the present-day. In 1999, the National Museum established the Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center (HNRC) to ensure that the story of Japanese Americans remains accessible to everyone

Located within the heart of the National Museum, the HNRC serves more than 8,000 researchers, writers, students, family historians, filmmakers, and other museum visitors annually both onsite and online through its reference, research and reproduction services.


Our mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.

Artifact Collections

Visit our museum Collections Online

Visit out website to see the Japanese American National Museum’s Collections Online featuring selected highlights from our permanent collection of over 60,000 unique artifacts, documents, and photographs.

archives, history, painting, photography, prints/drawing, textiles, works on paper, moving images

Educational Programs

The National Museum strives to create a unique learning environment that enhances classroom activities and provides rich experiences that spark a passion for lifelong learning in the minds of young people. As a vital part of this process, teachers are our most valuable partners, and we are committed to creating meaningful and dynamic teaching resources for them. Through our educational programming, collections, and exhibitions, the National Museum hopes to stimulate students’ and educators’ curiosity about the rich lives and varied activities of America’s diverse peoples and cultures. We ultimately hope that these lessons will heighten students’ interest in their own community and background.

exhibitions, children's classes, concerts, teacher training, lectures, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, gala events, research, guided tours, outreach to schools, fundraising events



Performance Areas


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes


parking, wheelchair access, vi

no parking on site


Online Store

Our carefully selected products enlighten, educate and celebrate Japanese American culture in all its complexity and diversity. They are perfect for enjoying anywhere, anytime. You support the Museum’s programs every time you choose to make a purchase through the Museum Store. Don’t forget, Museum members receive a 10% discount on Museum Store purchases! Not a member yet? Join online and receive your discount on today’s order.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental


Group Tours

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