LOS ANGELES – The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will reopen to the public on weekends beginning Friday, April 16. Admission is free but with reserved tickets only; no walk-in admissions.
New museum hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,PDT, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only; Last entry is at 4 p.m.; Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
New rules include: Advance tickets are required (no walk-in admissions) at janm.org/tickets; Face masks are required, except for children age two and younger; Social distancing is a requirement; All visitors will be COVID screened with a new, contactless temperature check system.
The free public admission will continue for a limited time.
All visitors and staff will experience new protocols and procedures at the museum, including an upgraded heating, ventilation, and air filtration system, one-way directional routes, more frequent surface cleaning, and reduced visitor capacity.
Note that water fountains will be closed off. Water bottles will be allowed except in galleries.
For more details see: janm.org/visit/covid-19-rules-and-protocol
Some parts of the museum will remain closed including the Hirasaki National Resource Center, and the Chado tea room entrance through the Museum’s Hirasaki Family Garden. Chado is open at its First Street entrance. See chadotearoom.com.
The JANM Store remains closed, but online orders continue 24/7 at janmstore.com. For orders or questions, leave a message toll-free at 888.769.5559. On-site pickup is available.