Defining Courage Exhibition

REOPENING WEEKEND

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 & SUNDAY, JUNE 5

11:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY ON JUNE 4.

We are pleased to announce the official reopening of the Defining Courage permanent exhibition. GFBNEC is also proud to present a new Medal of Honor display featuring the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross and Bronze Star medals of Pfc. Ryo “Joe” Hayashi (100th/442nd RCT). A special thank you to the Watanabe family for allowing GFBNEC the opportunity to share Joe’s story and his medals.

Admission

  • General Admission: $10
  • Seniors: $5

Free Admission to Exhibition:

  • Children 5 and under
  • All veterans and active-duty military
  • Students (with valid ID)
  • GFBNEC members

Visiting the Go For Broke Monument is always free!

Health and Safety Guidelines:

GFBNEC adheres to all federal, state, and local public health regulations and guidelines.

In addition:

  • Face coverings are strongly recommended when indoors, regardless of vaccination status, except for children age two and younger.
  • Maintain a physical distance with people outside your group of at least 6 ft.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to Covid-19. Visitors displaying Covid-19 symptoms will not be allowed in the center.

Hours

Monday – Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 11:30AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 11:30AM – 5 PM

Final visitor admissions are accepted 30 minutes before closing.

CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Directions

Located in historic Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles, the Defining Courage exhibition is located at 355 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, near the cross streets of Central Avenue and 1st Street.

The Go For Broke Monument is located at 160 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, near the cross streets of Temple and Alameda.

Click here or the map below for driving directions

Public Transportation:

METRO GOLD LINE

Take the Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Arts District stop. We are just across the street.

*Note: From October 24, 2020 through Fall 2022, the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station will be permanently closed due to the Metro Regional Connector project.  A free bus shuttle will replace the Gold Line service during the 22-month service interruption. Shuttles will serve Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District and Pico/Aliso stations in both directions.

DASH

In downtown Los Angeles? Take the DASH bus: Click here for more information.

Parking

Public parking lots are located at the following:

Japanese Village Plaza:
35 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Aiso Parking Lot:
101 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

LA City Lot 2:
(weekdays and cash only) 300 E. Temple St,, Los Angeles, CA 90012

GFBNEC does not reimburse or validate for parking.

School Groups

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not accepting reservations for school group visits. We hope to resume student programming when it is safe to do so.

Email schoolgroups@goforbroke.org if you would like to be notified with updates.

Scroll to top