There's no better time to visit the Academy Museum. Whether you’re viewing groundbreaking exhibitions and attending diverse film screenings, or even enjoying a stunning bar and cafe, a day at the Academy Museum is a must for any movie lover. Museum hours are Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

If you're looking for more perks, click here to become an Academy Museum member and receive exciting benefits including complimentary general admission for one year, members-only expedited check-in, invitations to members-only events and film screenings, discounts at the Academy Museum Store, and more.


Advanced Reservations

Timed admission tickets to the Academy Museum are now on sale. Advance reservations must be made online and a ticket will be required to visit the Academy Museum’s exhibitions. The public may also visit the Academy Museum Store and Fanny’s restaurant and café.


There are multiple ongoing exhibitions currently at the Academy Museum. Stories of Cinema is a three-floor exhibition presenting the diverse, international and complex stories of moviemakers, the works they create, and the impact their art has on the world. Meanwhile, Hayao Miyazaki, which is open now through June 5, is a retrospective dedicated to the work of the legendary filmmaker, who is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation. More ongoing exhibitions are The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection and Backdrop: An Invisible Art.

Another exciting exhibition to look forward to is Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971, which is set to open this year. A first of its kind, the exhibition explores the visual culture of Black cinema, from its early days to just after the Civil Rights Movement. 



The Academy Museum is screening something for everybody in January. Just a few of the movies playing this month include Classic Hollywood films like Double Indemnity and Sunset Blvd., to feel-good movies like 1996's charming family drama Fly Away Home, which starred a young Anna Paquin. Click here for a full list of all the films screening this month.


COVID-19 Policy: In order to visit the museum or attend a program or screening, visitors ages 12 and up must show proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test which was taken within 72 hours before arrival at the museum. A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days after receiving their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or 14 days after receiving their single dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Digital vaccine records or physical vaccine cards are acceptable proof.

In alignment with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health policy, face masks are required for all visitors ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times in the museum’s public spaces, including galleries, theaters, restrooms, Fanny’s restaurant and café, and the Academy Museum Store. Masks must cover the nose and mouth completely, and must not have any exhalation valves, vents, or holes of any kind. For more Health and Safety protocols please click here.

Cameras and Photography: Visitor photography for personal, non-commercial use is allowed inside the Academy Museum during public hours, except in galleries where indicated. Please note that audio and video recording and photography is prohibited in the theaters. Feel free to share your photos with us on social media @academymuseum and #AcademyMuseum!

Food and Drinks: No food or drinks are allowed in the museum galleries or theaters. Please keep your mask on at all times.

Backpacks, Bags, and Large Items: In order to help ensure a safe and less crowded environment, we encourage visitors to leave large bags at home whenever possible. All items larger than 15 x 12 x 4 inches such as large backpacks, purses, handbags, or luggage must be checked in at the coat check in the lower lobby.

Please note that backpacks of any size may not be worn on the back; they must be carried by hand, worn on the front of the body at all times, or checked in at the coat check in the lower lobby.

Wheeled Mobility Devices: Manual and electric wheelchairs and manual strollers can be used in all galleries. Manual wheelchairs are available to rent at no charge. Please visit the Winkler Welcome Center in the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby to request a wheelchair.

Electric personal mobility devices (EPMDs), such as Segways and mobility scooters used because of a disability, must be driven on the lowest speed (at a pace similar to walking). EPMDs may not be used for any other reason than to assist with a mobility disability.

Other wheeled mobility devices such as bicycles, skateboards, scooters, inline/roller skates, or hoverboards are not permitted in the museum.

For a full list of policies and procedures, click here.

Academy Museum Store

The Academy Museum Store features merchandise designed and produced by Academy Members, artists based across California, Los Angeles-based artists specifically, designers, and creatives. Shoppers can find Oscars memorabilia, clothing, furniture, accessories, vinyl records, items for the office and for the home, posters, maps, illustrations, toys, games, and other movie-related collectibles. The Academy Museum Store also offers one of the most comprehensive collections of cinema books and catalogues in Los Angeles.

Illustration by Konstantin Kakanias

Fanny's Restaurant

Fanny’s is the museum’s restaurant and café, and is named after Fanny Brice – the legendary movie, vaudeville, theater, and radio star portrayed by Barbra Streisand in her Oscar®-winning role in 1968's Funny Girl. The striking two-story, 10,000-square-foot space was conceptualized by the late architect Osvaldo Maiozzi, and features a chef-designed open kitchen, elegant bar, and captain-based service style that nods to a bygone era. The cuisine and cocktails are by Chef Raphael Francois and Julian Cox, respectively. 

Fanny's cafe and bar is open Sunday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meanwhile, Fanny's restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information about Fanny's menu and operating hours, please click here.


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