Plan Your Visit
Hinchliffe Family Atrium
Soot and Water Exhibition
Elizabeth Turk Sculptures
Harris Family Museum Store
Outdoor Event Space
Our exhibition galleries are temporarily closed due to the latest CA state and LA County health guidelines and stay at home order. If you previously purchased admission to our outdoor exhibitions and sales galleries, please click here as we will be offering refunds. You may also keep your receipt and use that admission ticket when we are allowed to reopen.
Our retail store is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Our retail store is operating at 20 percent of its total capacity with enhanced measures and guidelines in place to keep our staff and visitors safe.
Enhanced safety measures include increased frequency of cleaning services and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces, the addition of hand sanitizing stations, the enforcement of physical distancing and barriers at transaction stations. The museum is strongly encouraging visitors to use credit or debit cards for transactions. In accordance with local guidelines, all staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings (except children 2 years and younger) throughout their entire visit.
If you do not feel well and/or have any of the symptoms listed below, please postpone your visit to another day. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: cough, fever and shortness of breath.
FINDING THE CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM
The new museum building is located at 217 Metropole Avenue, just up the street from the beach and the Bluewater Grill on Metropole Avenue. It is a 10-minute walk from the Cabrillo Mole, where most visitors arrive by ferry boat.
Directions: Follow Crescent Avenue along the harbor and turn left at Metropole Avenue. Heading away from the ocean on Metropole Avenue, the new museum building will be approximately one block up on the right. You may also reach the new museum building by taking a taxi or the Garibaldi bus. Taxis are available at the Cabrillo Mole when you arrive on the island and can be reached at 310-510-0025. The Garibaldi bus operates a fixed route through Avalon. The bus stops at a couple of points on Metropole Avenue, two of which are very close to the new museum building. Click here for more information.
TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT
No food or drink allowed in galleries.
Photographs are permitted throughout the museum.
The use of tripods and flash photography are NOT permitted in the museum.
Cell phones are permitted throughout the museum. Please be respectful to others by taking conversations outside of the gallery and keeping voices low.
All children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Backpacks and luggage are not permitted in the galleries.
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are permitted. Pets are not allowed.
Shoes, shirts, cover-ups for bathing suits must be worn while in the museum.