Since The Broad museum opened in 2015, it’s been a popular destination for locals and visitors in LA. Located just across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA – this is a great area to explore both attractions and see a little more.
We’ve been wanting to check it out but planning this just a few days in advance is proven challenging unless you want to wait in long lines. Almost 2 years later, I finally got the chance to tour the Museum and see the exhibits I’ve been mulling over from Instagram. Here are some 7 tips worth considering:
- Get tickets in advance. They are often fully booked. If you have set dates, I recommend you go to the website the 1st of the previous month to reserve your specific date.
- Reserve no later than a 1 PM time slot. The popular Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored only allows individual or two visitors at a time for 45 seconds. To ensure your spot, make sure you get there early enough to add your name to the list. They will text you with a 10 minute warning when it’s time. We had tickets at 11:30 but was not able to get in until 3 hours later. You can leave the museum if you’ve seen enough but are still waiting. Just show them your original ticket and text to reenter.
- Just park at The Museum. The entrance is sandwiched on 2nd St. and S Grand Ave. It’s $12 with museum validation for 3 hours or pay the max at $22. We circled around trying to find a better deal but ended up frustrated shopping for parking to save a few dollars.
- Download the app to get the self-guided tour about the Artist and collection. We started on the 3rd floor and worked our way around and down to the first floor. Don’t forget your headphones!
- Take lots of pictures (but without flash). There are so many cool art from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean‐Michel Basquiat and more!
- Have lunch at Grand Central Market. So many great stalls, this is worth a trip on its own. We had lunch at Sticky Rice but you can also get authentic Mexican food at Tacos Tumbras a Tomas, egg sandwiches at Eggslut, burgers at Belcampo, vegan ramen at Ramen Hood, etc. So many deliciousness in one place. You won’t regret it! Just walk down on 2nd St. towards Hill where you make a right. The market will be on your left side about 3 blocks away from The Broad.
- Stop by The Bradbury Building and Angels Flight on your way back. You might as well see the two historical spots less than a block away from GCM. It’s a quick visit since the Bradbury is only open to the public up to mezzanine level and Angels Flight is non-functional.