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Hours and Admission


GFBNEC's Defining Courage Exhibition is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer FREE admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

BlueStar Admission Dates: 5/29/2017 - 9/4/2017

Teachers and Students Free for the rest of 2018!

Thanks to a generous sponsorship by the Aratani Foundation, teachers and students can enter the Defining Courage Exhibition FREE OF CHARGE for the remainder of 2018.


The following days will be FREE ADMISSION to the public: January 28th, February 15th, February 17th, March 15th, March 24th, March 31st, April 19th, April 28th, May 12th, May 17th, June 2nd, June 21st, July 6th, July 19th, August 11th-19th (Nisei Week), September 16th, September 22nd, October 18th, October 27th, November 10th, November 15th, December 15th, December 20th

Exhibition Hours

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday – 11 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday – 11 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday – 12 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday – 11 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday – 11 am – 6 pm

Final visitor admissions are accepted 20 minutes before closing.

Closed: Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

Guided tours for school groups by appointment, Tuesday through Friday. Please call 310-222-5710.

Regular Admission to Exhibition: $9
Who: Adults

Discount Admission to Exhibition: $5

  • Seniors (62 and older)
  • Students with ID
  • Youth (age 6-17)
  • Teachers with ID
  • GFBNEC members below Advocate level
  • Groups of 10 or more ($5 each)

Price for School Groups: $3
Who: School groups with advance reservations ($3 each, students and adults/chaperones)

Free Admission to Exhibition

  • Children 5 and under
  • All veterans and active-duty military
  • GFBNEC members Advocate level and above

Combination Ticket to GFBNEC and the Japanese American National Museum
$15 for Adults
$8 for Seniors (62 and older), Students with ID, and Youth (age 6-17)

Every Thursday from 5-8 pm is free admission

Every third Thursday of the month is free admission ALL DAY

All veterans and active-duty military receive free admission on Veterans Day.

Many other Free Days are held throughout the year. Check our website and Facebook page for frequent notifications.

Visiting the Go For Broke Monument is always free!

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