Is a reservation needed to visit the Museum?

No, you do not need a reservation unless your group is larger than 15 people. Reservations are required if you would like a docent-led tour of the Museum. You must book guided tours at least 2 weeks in advance of your preferred date.

Is there a minimum/maximum number of people that I can bring for a tour?

Reservations are required for groups of 15 people or more. Because of the size of our facility, if your group is larger than 140 people. please contact Katherine Semel, Director of Student Tours and Teacher Training at 323-651-9925 or to discuss possible arrangements.

Can teachers come and see the Museum before bringing my students?

Yes! We recommend teachers come and tour our Museum before making a reservation. Tours for Teachers/Educators are available now. Please contact Katherine Semel at 323-651-9910 or to schedule a teacher visit.

Is there an age requirement for students visiting the Museum?

Please be advised that some of the Museum's galleries are not recommended for children younger than 12 years old because of their graphic content. We offer educational programs for 5th grade and up. The Education Department will tailor the tour to meet the needs of any group.

Where do we park?

If you are coming by bus, there is a bus turnaround on The Grove Drive near the entrance ramp to the Museum.  Please direct the bus driver to drop you off there.  The bus will be able to park in the bus turnaround for the duration of your tour.

If you are coming by car, there is limited free parking available in the Museum's underground parking lot, accessible from The Grove Drive. Visitors must announce their wish to park using the intercom at the driveway. Please be prepared to open your trunk and show I.D.

Upon arrival, group leaders/teachers should check in at the Reception desk. A Museum educator/docent will then escort the group to the Museum entrance for the start of the tour.

Is there bus parking?

Yes. There is a bus turnaround on The Grove Drive near the entrance ramp to the Museum.

If coming by bus, please provide your driver with the following document:  Bus Driver Directions

Does Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust support bus transportation?

LAMOTH is pleased to announce a special gift to fund buses for fieldtrips to the Museum for underserved schools in the Los Angeles community and San Diego County.

Thanks to the generosity of the Thomas Safran Family, the Museum is pleased to offer limited bus funding for Los Angeles area schools.  We are also extremely grateful to the late San Diego attorney Tom Adler for his transformative gift which greatly extends the Museum’s outreach to San Diego County schools.

Please submit a letter with the application form that explains how your students will benefit directly from the field trip and how the experience will benefit your curriculum.

For schools not in San Diego County, please download this pdf which details potential bus funding opportunities.

Please visit our Student Transportation Grant page for more information and to submit an application online.

Is there a lunch designated area at the Museum?

Yes. If your group is bringing lunches, the Museum is located in Pan Pacific Park which has benches and picnic tables for students to enjoy their meals. However, there is not a designated area inside the museum for eating. Also, we are located on The Grove Drive, across from The Grove shopping area with easy access to numerous restaurants as well as The Farmers Market.

Are you affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance?

We are not affiliated with the Museum of Tolerance. 

Contact Information

To make a reservation, click here.

To request additional educational information, please contact Katherine Semel, at 323-651-9925 or