Hours of Operation

Open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (PST)  

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Travel Directions & Information

Finding the Museum

The museum is located on the ground floor of the iconic Casino building facing Avalon Bay. About a 10 minute walk from the center of Avalon or about a 15 minute walk from the boat. 

You may also get to the museum by taking a taxi or the trolley. The taxi stand is located in the center of town. Trolley service operates along two scheduled routes regularly in the summer and on weekends in the off season. The Casino building is one of their regular stops. More information can be found at www.catalinatransportationservices.com.

Getting to Catalina Island

By Boat

Catalina Island can be reached by a daily boat service which runs from Long Beach, San Pedro, Dana Point, Newport Beach and Marina del Rey. The boat takes about an hour to an hour and a half depending upon where you begin your trip. 

More information can be found at www.catalinaexpress.com, www.catalinainfo.com, or www.catalinaferries.com.

By Helicopter

The island can also be accessed by Helicopter which takes about 15 minutes. More information can be found at www.islandexpress.com.

General Catalina Island Information

If you are looking for more information about Catalina Island please use the following links to help plan your trip. 

www.CatalinaChamber.com - Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau

www.eCatalina.com - Information, videos, calendar of events, etc. 

www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com - Hotel & restaurant info and Discovery Tours (including Casino tours)

www.CatalinaAdventureTours.com - Land and sea tours and Avalon shoreboats

www.CatalinaConservancy.org - In 1972 the Catalina Island Conservancy was formed to preserve and protect the native plants and animals, and biotic communities of Santa Catalina Island. Caring for 88% of Catalina, their mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. 

Admission Fees

Members  Free

Adults $5

Seniors $4

Children (15 yrs. and under) Free

Discounted admission for members of the Military and groups of 20 or more.

If you visit often, why not become a member?
Visit our support the museum page for more information