SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 12th, 2019 18th Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner

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Hours and Admission

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


The exhibit will be closing at 6pm on Thursday, July 18th for a private event.

Exhibition Hours

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday – 11 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday – 11 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday – 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday – 11 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday – 11 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 310-222-5703.


Suggested Admission to Exhibition: $9
Who: Adults

Free Admission to Exhibition

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

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

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

Visiting the Go For Broke Monument is always free!


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: May 26, 2018 - September 2, 2018

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