2019: Educational center on WWII Japanese American veterans presenting “Defining Courage” exhibition

Interpretive “Defining Courage” exhibition is opened at the Go For Broke National Education Center in Little Tokyo.

Go For Broke National Education Center
355 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Defining Courage Exhibition

In May 2016, the Go For Broke National Education Center opened the interpretive exhibition to the public.

The interpretive Defining Courage Exhibition is a hands-on and participatory learning center in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo historic district.

The exhibition explores the concept of courage through the lives of the young Japanese Americans of World War II, and asks modern visitors to act with similar courage in their own lives.

The exhibition is one-of-a-kind in its dynamic, hands-on, and experience-based approach, engaging visitors through participatory learning experiences.

These experiences teach the history of the Japanese American World War II story and its relevance to our lives today. This isn’t your typical history museum!

You will discover the courage of World War II soldiers, civilians, men and women whose actions have meaning today.

You will ponder over choices to be made, feel the triumph of challenges overcome, and the heartbreak of lives lost.

You will get to know ordinary people who became extraordinary heroes along the way. And in the process, you will re-think what courage means to you.

Exhibition Hours
Monday – closed
Tuesday – 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday – 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday – 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday – 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday – 11 am – 6 pm

Closed: Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Guided tours for school groups by appointment, Tuesday through Friday. Please call 310-222-5710.

Regular Admission to Exhibition: $9
Who: Adults

Free Admission to Exhibition
Who: Children 5 and under, WWII veterans, GFBNEC members Advocate level and above

Every Thursday from 5-8 pm is free admission
Every third Thursday of the month is free admission ALL DAY

Many other Free Days are held throughout the year. Check our website and Facebook page for frequent notifications

Visiting the Go For Broke Monument is always free!

Go For Broke National Education Center opens permanent exhibition “Defining Courage”