Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri: 12 - 5pm | Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm | Closed Tuesday

Plan your visit to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

LA Plaza is happy to welcome you into the galleries and LA Tienda museum gift store. Please visit the sections relating to Museum Operating Hours, Guest Reservations, and other information that will help make your visit to LA Plaza as safe and enjoyable as possible.

If you have any questions about LA Plaza's admissions process and gallery guidelines, please email us at or contact us at (213) 542-6259 during operating hours.

501 North Main Street
Cross Streets: Arcadia Street and Avenida César Chávez
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213.542.6200

Museum Operation Hours

Regular operating hours are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 12pm to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 5pm

Tuesdays – Closed

Guests can visit our galleries and LA Tienda at any time during our operating hours.

For information on Reservations, Self-Guided Group Visits and School Visits, please scroll down.

Your Safety is Our Priority

For the safety of LA Plaza Staff and LA Plaza visitors, the following guidelines are in place to maintain an enjoyable and safe experience.

  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or a negative COVID-19 Test taken within the last 72 hours is required for entrance to the Museum, LA Tienda, and Outdoor Campus.
  • Well-fitting surgical or KN95/N95 mask wearing is required at all times within the Museum, LA Tienda, and Outdoor Campus for everyone (LA Plaza staff, guests, and vendors) unless they meet one of the Exemptions to Mask Requirements.
  • Gallery and elevator capacity at normal levels.
  • Regular cleaning and sanitizing of the galleries and LA Tienda will be completed by porters before opening and after closing.
  • Way-finding stickers will remain on the floors for the convenience of our visitors.

Exemptions to Mask Requirements:

The following individuals are exempt from wearing masks at all times.

  • Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a mask because of the risk of suffocation.
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.
  • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

Third, Fourth and Fifth Floors – LA Plaza Staff, Tenants, and Their Visitors

  • Masks or appropriate face coverings are required for individuals that have provided proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results within three (3) days or if they meet one of the Exemptions to Mask Requirements (see below)
  • No person will be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition for participation in an activity or entry into our facility.

Animal Service

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by allowing "service animals" only into all the public areas of the museum. Definition of "service animal," as defined by ADA is "any dog that is individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability." This can also extend to miniature horses (additional requirements for miniature horses are explained in Behavior of Service Animals below). Dogs and miniature horses are the only animals recognized animals by Federal and State Law.

There are many options for parking your car while visiting LA Plaza.

  • A - LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes' parking lot, 171 Arcadia Street (Thursdays through Sunday, 7am - 3pm. Lot closed at 6pm)
  • C - El Pueblo Parking Lot 2, 615 N. Main Street
  • D - LA Plaza Village Parking Lot, 555 North Broadway
  • E - Metro Plaza Parking, 711 N. Main Street
  • F - El Pueblo Parking Lot 4, 426 Los Angeles Street


How to Make a Reservation

Online reservations are not required but are encouraged for groups. To complete a Reservation Form, either by scanning the QR Code or clicking here.

Reservation requests are reviewed on first-come, first-served.

You may also call Admissions during Museum operating hours to complete the reservation by phone (213) 542-6259.

No Early Entries.

Self-Guided Group Visits (non-tour)

LA Plaza is happy to accommodate group visits. Currently, these tours are self-guided.
If you are part of a large group (10 or more) please choose this format to book your self-guided tour.
If you are part of a K-12 group, we do require a chaperone for every eight (8) students ( 1 : 8 ). For more information, please refer to our policies and procedures document by clicking here.

School Group Reservations

There are no School Group reservations being take at this time.

Public Transportation

LA Plaza sits within convenient walking distance to Union Station and their variety of public transportation options.

Los Angeles Metro (Bus & Subway)

Metrolink (Commuter Train Service)

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