Know Before You Go & FAQ

Download the FREE Mobile App with Audio Tours

Get the most out of your visit to The Broad with the museum's free mobile app (accessible on Apple and Android smartphones or Wi-Fi-enabled devices). Use the app to plan your visit, view dining options, reserve tickets for a future visit, and take self-guided audio tours. Hear about the art you’ll see at The Broad from artists (like Kara Walker and John Baldessari) and curators, and get a new perspective on The Broad’s award-winning architecture. A special kids’ audio guide with Levar Burton inspires young art lovers to look, listen and learn. Headsets and device rentals are available for purchase online or in the lobby for $6. 

Audio Guide Rentals

Headsets and device rentals are available for purchase online or in the lobby for $6. Using the device, swipe next to an artwork to play audio commentary and learn more about the works on view in the Broad collection and exhibitions.

Free Wi-Fi Available

Enjoy FREE wireless Internet access at The Broad. Look for "The Broad" in your settings on your Wi-Fi-enabled device.

Photography and Sketching 

You are welcome to take photographs of the collection for personal use, unless otherwise noted. Drawing with pencil in the galleries is also permitted with sketchbooks no larger than 11x17 inches. Please, no flash, tripods, video cameras, easels or selfie sticks. 

Have a question during your visit? 

Ask any Visitor Services Associate (VSA) you see throughout the building. Our VSAs can tell you about the collection, help you reserve tickets for upcoming programs, help you download and navigate the mobile app, and much more. We are here to help!

To enjoy the museum and keep the artworks safe, please respect the following rules:

  • Children of all ages are welcome to visit The Broad, however, those under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Do not touch the art.
  • Do not eat or drink in the galleries. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the museum.
  • Do not carry bags or backpacks on their backs in the galleries. 
  • Check all personal items that are larger than 12x12 inches. Complimentary bag and coat check is available in the lobby. Visitors are encouraged to leave bags at home or in their car whenever possible.
  • Keep mobile phones and other devices on silent. Talking on mobile phones is limited to non-gallery spaces at the museum
  • Single-wide, standard baby strollers are permitted in the museum, but are not permitted on escalators.
  • Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times. 

The Broad reserve the right to not to allow any bag, parcel or other item to be brought into the museum and to deal with any unattended object in such a way as we consider appropriate. The Broad also reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that we consider inappropriate or that could detract from the experience of other visitors.

The Broad Ticketing and Visit FAQ

I'd like to come on a specific date, but all advance online tickets have been reserved. How else can I get tickets?

The onsite standby line for free general admission is available at the museum every day except Mondays, when the museum is closed. Free general admission through the onsite standby line is first-come, first-served and based on availability. Check @TheBroadStandby for up-to-date wait times. On holiday weekends, wait time in the onsite standby lines can be up to two or three hours. The onsite standby line closes 60-90 minutes before the museum closes, and may close earlier on very busy days. Learn more.

How do I reserve advance tickets?

Tickets can be reserved in advance exclusively through our ticketing website at Tickets are made available on the first of each month for the following month (i.e. on December 1 at noon PT, tickets for January will be made available). 

How much do tickets cost?

General admission to The Broad is free.

How do timed tickets work?

Tickets have entry times beginning every half hour. There is no time limit (besides the end of the day) for how long you can spend in the galleries. You must arrive within 30 minutes of your ticketed time (i.e. arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. ticket). Entry is not guaranteed if you arrive 30 minutes after your ticketed time. Early entry is not allowed (visitors will be let into the museum at the time on their ticket). 

I'd like to cancel the free general admission tickets I've reserved.

Please login to your ticketing account to cancel your free general admission tickets. 

I'd like to change the date/time on my tickets.

You can reserve additional tickets at the above link for any available dates/times. Unfortunately, we are not able to change your date/time to a date/time that is no longer available for advance reservation.

I'd like to refund my tickets. 

Before purchasing tickets, please review the Terms and Conditions of Sale. There are no refunds and no exchanges, and all ticket sales are final.

How many tickets can I reserve at a time?

You can reserve up to 9 tickets at a time. For parties of 10 or more, you will need to reserve tickets in multiple transactions. Or, learn more about group visits.

Does my child need a ticket?

All children who can walk should have a ticket. Children who will be in a stroller or who will be carried do not need a ticket. Children 13 and under will need to be accompanied by a guardian. 

All of my tickets have my name on them. Can my friend use the ticket with my name?

Yes, it is not a problem for a different person to use a general admission ticket with your name if you will be checking in separately. 

How can I see Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms?

Visitors are able to join the virtual queue for Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away after they enter the museum. A sign-up tablet is located in the lobby of the museum. Please be aware that the queue for this artwork often fills up for the whole day within a couple of hours after the museum opening. Visitors wishing to see this Infinity Mirror Room are encouraged to book advance reservations in an early timeslot or join the onsite standby line before the museum opens for the best chance of signing up. Capacity for this installation is extremely limited and not all visitors can be accomodated.

The Broad's second Infinity Mirror Room, Longing for Eternity, is located on the third floor. Ask any Visitor Services Associate (VSA) for directions to this artwork. Once you have arrived at Longing for Eternity, join the short line to view the artwork, or ask any VSA for help. 

Full details are available here.

Can I rent The Broad for my event?

The Broad is not available for event or site rental.

What are the museum hours?

Please refer to our Plan Your Visit page.

Ticketing issues or questions? Please email or call 213-232-6250. If the line is busy or if it is after business hours, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.