Plan Your Visit

Visitor Policy

Please help us maintain a safe environment for museum visitors and the art. Please see the below guidelines, and enjoy your visit!

While at the Museum

  • Please do not touch or lean on objects or display cases
  • Please remain at least two feet away from all objects
  • No food or beverages in the galleries
  • Please use only pencils for note taking
  • Gallery Attendants reserve the right to inspect all bags, boxes, or packages upon entry and exit
  • No weapons, firearms, or hazardous materials are permitted on museum property
  • Umbrellas, briefcases, backpacks, and bags over 14 x 17 x 8 inches can damage artworks and specimens. Please check them in at the admission desk
  • Nothing is permitted to be carried on one’s back, including backpacks, drawstring bags, and purses
  • Baby carriers must be worn facing front. Backpack-style carriers may be checked at admission desk
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not let children under the age of 12 push strollers or wheelchairs
  • Children may not be carried on shoulders or held over objects and displays
  • Have fun, but do not run, push, or shove
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Pets are prohibited from entering the museum. Service dogs are welcome
  • Please refrain from using your cell phone within the exhibition areas


The Long Beach Museum of Art welcomes all visitors and wants to ensure you enjoy your visit. Should you have any needs not addressed below, we ask you email Visitor Services for assistance.


The Long Beach Museum of Art is committed to welcoming a wide and diverse audience, including those assisted by trained service animals. LBMA complies with the American with Disabilities act (ADA), which defines service animals as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. LBMA allows service dogs in all public areas of the Museum and Claire’s at the Museum restaurant.

The Long Beach Museum of Art and Claire’s at the Museum do not allow Emotional Support Animals (ESA) on campus. Emotional Support Animals, Comfort Animals, or Therapy Animals which provide comfort do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.


All of the Museum’s galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs.

Street Entry

An accessible ramp entry is located on the corner of 19th Pl and Ocean Blvd up to the Hartman Pavilion and Museum grounds. A second ramp entry is located on the East side of the Anderson House, leading to the restrooms.

Accessible Parking

Free accessible parking is available at LBMA and LBMA Downtown. LBMA’s parking lot is located on Ocean Boulevard, one block west of the main entrance. LBMA Downtown’s parking lot is situated behind the gallery on Elm Street.


To aid physical distancing, elevator capacity is limited to one group. Elevators are disinfected on a regular basis.


Every restroom at LBMA and LBMA Downtown is wheelchair accessible.


All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge in the lobby on a first come, first served basis. You may call ahead to reserve a wheelchair at (562) 439-2119 or email Visitor Services. Wheelchairs are disinfected before and after each use.


Important Notice for all Visitors

LBMA has put in place a number of new protocols and processes to help ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. It is important that you read through this information in its entirety before your visit. We are working hard to protect you during this pandemic, and ask you do your part as well.

Please do not visit LBMA or LBMA Downtown  if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or subsequent symptoms, if you are under isolation or quarantine orders or if you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills

Not due to a chronic condition:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches
  • Cough

Before You Arrive, Please Be Aware:

All visitors are required to adhere to the following protocols at all times:

  • Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times, by all visitors (children under the age of 2 exempt), and by all staff members when indoors. Based on guidance from health authorities, masks with exhalation valves, vents or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings
  • A physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others is required and will be enforced; parties consisting of single households of 6 people or fewer may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times

Please Respect LBMA Staff

We look forward to your visit. Please note LBMA will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, or sexual harassment. Individuals who are aggressive toward staff or other visitors will be expelled from LBMA and escorted from the premises.

Safety Measures at LBMA

  • Visitor capacity reduced and controlled at all locations
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaced throughout the day; hand-sanitizer units stationed throughout the premises
  • Lockers are not available
  • Water fountains are not available
  • Food and beverage are not allowed in the gallery
  • Wheelchairs are not available

In accordance with the Los Angeles County Public Health Order, physical distancing and wearing a face covering is required to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, even if all protocols are followed, there are increased risks of exposure to COVID-19 any time you visit a public space. LBMA, in alignment with the Los Angeles County Public Health Order, strongly encourages persons who have active or unstable pre-existing health conditions, to remain at home and not visit LBMA at this time.

Should you have any questions, please contact Visitor Services.

2300 E Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 439-2119

Hours, Admission & Tickets


Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Closed Monday – Wednesday


LBMA Members  FREE
General $12
Student/Senior $10
Children (12 and under) FREE


Advance tickets are available, but not required.

Group Tours

Schedule a Tour

Educational tours of the Musuem’s rotating and permanent exhibitions are available for student and adult groups alike.


Free parking and EV charging stations are available in the Museum parking lot on Ocean Boulevard, one block west of the main entrance. Metered parking is available on the beach. To park on the beach, turn off of Ocean Boulevard at Junipero and follow the road to the parking lot. There are stairs to the Museum from this area.

356 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 317-7300

Hours & Admission


Thursday – Sunday 11am – 4pm
Closed Monday – Wednesday

Free Admission


Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the gallery on Elm St. Additional metered parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

Located at the Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E Ocean Boulevard, CA 90803

Opening Hours

Thursday, Friday 11am – 3pm (2pm last seating)

Saturday, Sunday 9am – 3pm (2pm last seating)

Closed Monday – Wednesday


Reservations are strongly recommended for parties of 5 or more guests. Parties of 4 guests or less are welcome to visit us as a walk-in.

For parties of 13 or more guests, please submit a form to Special Events.


Free parking and EV charging stations are available in the Museum parking lot on Ocean Boulevard, one block west of the main entrance. Metered parking is available on the beach. To park on the beach, turn off of Ocean Boulevard at Junipero and follow the road to the parking lot. There are stairs to the Museum from this area.