Go For Broke

National Education Center

The Go For Broke Monument is currently undergoing repairs.
Accessibility is limited to Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm, or by appointment only. For inquiries, please contact [email protected].

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Defining Courage Exhibition

GFBNEC is 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.

Exhibition 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 Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day


  • General Admission: $10
  • Seniors: $5 (62+ years)
  • Dual Admission (GFBNEC & JANM exhibitions – Saturdays & Sundays only): $20

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.


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:


The metro station in Little Tokyo/Arts District is now open, offering direct access to the Defining Courage Exhibition and Monument. Explore the inspiring stories of bravery and resilience showcased at this remarkable exhibition. Click here to find the nearest metro station where you can hop on and make the most of your visit!


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


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

GFBNEC does not reimburse or validate for parking.

School Groups

Please note that we are currently not conducting school tours and do not have a confirmed date for when they will resume. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to stay updated through our website for future updates on school tour availability.

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