Located at 217 Metropole Avenue in Avalon, just steps from the beach.

Directions: Follow Crescent Avenue along the harbor. Turn left at Metropole Avenue, away from the ocean. The museum is one block up the street, on the right.

Transportation: Taxi service can be reached at (310) 510-0225. The Garibaldi Bus operates a fixed route through Avalon and stops at various points on Metropole Avenue close to the museum. For more information, visit the City of Avalon Transit page

Visit tips:

  • No food or drink allowed in the galleries

  • Photographs are permitted throughout the museum, without use of tripod or flash

  • Respectful and quiet use of cell phones are permitted

  • Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult

  • Backpacks and luggage are not permitted in the galleries

  • Service and emotional support animals are permitted

  • Shoes, shirts, or bathing suit cover ups must be worn while in the museum

How to Get to Catalina Island

Catalina Express

Ferry service from the following ports: San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point to Avalon

Tel: 800-613-1212

Catalina Flyer

Ferry service from Newport Beach to Avalon

Tel: 949-673-5245

IEX Helicopters

Fly to Catalina Island in style. It only takes 15 minutes!

Tel: 800-228-2566