If you live in Los Angeles, you’ve probably heard of The Broad. It’s a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad.
The museum is free and has been a hot spot in LA since September 2015.
It only took me two years to finally visit! *sigh
Note: The Museum is closed on Mondays
1. Reserve Tickets
The Broad has been open for nearly two years, and advanced tickets are available on the first of each month for the following month.
Ex: On March 1st, you can reserve tickets for April.
You don’t have to book tickets as they have a standby line that’s first come, first serve.
My friends and I went on a Saturday at 12 pm, and we waited around 30 minutes to enter. But I heard that wait times can get pretty long, so be sure check out the museum’s Twitter (@TheBroadStandby) for wait time estimates.
2. Check out the Infinity Mirrored Room
The reason I suggested reserving tickets is so that you can ensure you have the chance to sign up to see the Infinity Mirrored Room. It’s a beautiful room lined with mirrors and a bunch of LED lights.
Since you can’t reserve a spot until you’re inside, try to get their early. There’s a tablet where you enter your name and number to secure a place. You’ll get a text message about ten minutes before it’s your turn.
Every person gets 45 seconds in the installation, and there are a lot of visitors, so the queue for the installation books up quick.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get the see the installation as the spots had already filled up.
But it will be on display until October of this year, so I’ve still got time!
There is a garage located at California Plaza that offers $8 parking with validation from the museum.
Parking at the museum is $12 for the first three hours on weekdays, and it’s a flat $12 rate all day on weekends.
We saw the California Plaza garage but weren’t sure if we wanted to park there, and since we went on a Saturday, we figured that $12 was worth the convenience of parking closer.
4. Download the App
The Broad offers a free mobile app. It was developed to enhance visitors experience at the museum.
The app has an interactive map and info about the artworks and artists. There’s also a free self-guided audio tour.
You can use the app to reserve, view, and redeem museum tickets.
Download their app before you go!
The Broad is must visit for all! Admission is free, and the museum is located in the heart of LA.
The museum took around an hour to navigate, and you can expect to see about 250 artworks displayed at any given time.
When you’re done with the museum, explore the places surrounding it! There’s the MOCA, the Walt Disney Hall, and a ton of food trucks!