Plan Your Visit

As of July 2, 2020


Our indoor museum galleries and digital theater are temporarily closed to the public due to mandates by CA Governor Newsom. We will reopen the galleries as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Our retail store is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 

If you pre-purchased tickets to the museum and were planning to visit July 2 or after, we are offering refunds for your ticket(s). Please note: Pre-purchased ticket(s) do not have a specific date or time for your visit. You are able to use the pre-purchased ticket on any day you choose once we reopen. If you have questions or would like a refund, please click here to contact us. Thank you.  

Safety Protocols: 

Our retail store is operating at 25 percent of its total capacity with enhanced measures and guidelines in place to keep our staff and visitors safe. These 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 will be required to wear face coverings (except children 2 years and younger).

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. 


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.



  • 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.

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