Museums

The Grammy Museum Los Angeles

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The Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd
Ste. A245
Los Angeles
CA
90015
Tel: 213.765.6800

Directions

The music is in you at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, - which is the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, in the L.A. LIVE district. The Museum entrance is located on Figueroa Street.

There are nearly 4000 parking spots immediately adjacent to L.A LIVE, and on-site parking is also available

Where are we going today?

And the winner is....YOU!  The GRAMMY Museum is a musically fascinating journey, and an interactive celebration of music in downtown Los Angeles.

Turn up the beat over four floors of modern exhibits, interactive experiences and interesting films that will give you a one-of-a-kind experience.  They want to engage you, educate you, and inspire you - just like music does!

There is over 30,000 square feet of interactive, traveling and permanent exhibits to immerse yourself in during your time there - this includes over two dozen exhibits along that explore the greatest of the GRAMMY music!  You whole family will find something they love - rock, classical, hip hop to country....

The Crossroads exhibition invites you to explore nearly 160 genres of music!  Open them up on the interactive table in front of you to reveal photos, songs and stories that describe the impact that the music had on the world, as well as the music itself.

Journey down the Songwriters Hall of Fame - how many of these songs do you know?  How many song writers have you heard of?  You can also collaborate in writing a song with some songwriters in the songwriting kiosks!  You never know, you could be writing the next bit thing!

Ever wondered how a song gets from someone's head to your radio?  The third floor is dedicated to the art of recording, and the revolutions of recorded sound through the years.  It's a fascinating process (and one that takes a lot of hard work and dedication for all of you budding producers and artists!)

If there are any budding GRAMMY winners in the family, the museum is a great inspiration to what can be achieved, and to see that anything is possible - no matter what your background.

For those really loving the experience, you can join one of the "Evening With" sessions where legends such as John Mayer and Ringo Starr participate in Q&A sessions and a brief performance. The museum always has a host of programs and events throughout the year, so make sure you keep up to date - you won't want to miss out!

One day, it could be you up there! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12.95
  • Children$10.95 (6-17 yrs)
  • Free Under: 5 years old
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Mon - Fri 11:30am - 7:30pm / Weekends 10:00am - 7:30pm

7 days a week. Occasionally shut for private events so check before you go

Teachers corner

The museum put on tours for students K-12. They immerse them in a cutting-edge experience with interactive exhibits and films designed to really educate them in the history, social, and cultural context of music. These tours can also be merged with a theater workshop. .

Need a little extra help?

The museum aims to provide excellent service to all their visitors, and they have met with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California accessibility mandates and offer a full range of accommodations for visitors with disabilities to ensure their safety, comfort and enjoyment of their time there. .

Can I get one of those?

Make sure you spend some time in the gift shop as they have a ton of music related items for you to take home with you! .

What people are saying?

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    This music museum hit a sour note with me. When I go to a museum, I want to see actual artifacts. The Grammy Museum instead gave me mostly different stations with video clips and photos (not original ones, but copies) that I could have just looked up on the internet. The actual outfits and other artifacts that are included do not match the photographs that are supposed to be showing the person wearing them so there is a disconnect on that level. Very disappointed.

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    No matter what genre you’re a lover of, the Grammy Museum has something to get you excited about. There is just something about looking at the props, costumes, or even lyrics they jotted on in their notebook that brings about this deeper connection with the artist. I like the set up of the museum where you start from the top and make your way down through the exhibits. You can leisurely stroll though the different decades skipping over the ones you didn’t care for and spend hours in the genres you love. Every major genre has their own video...Read More

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    This is hands down my favorite museum in L.A. so far (I still have several L.A. museums to explore). I love all of the interactive displays, and the museum has done a wonderful job of weaving the music listening experience into the context of history. Seeing the Michael Jackson exhibit was also a highlight. I haven't been back since Whitney Houston passed away, but I can only imagine that the exhibit in her honor is fabulous as well.

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    As a supreme music lover, I really liked my visit to the Grammy's Museum. So much history....very interactive...great artists artifacts. The only thing I didn't like was the "no photos" rule. I thought that was ridiculous

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    i really enjoyed this museum especially the Whitney Houston exhibits.. Great tribute to the iconic Whitney Houston. Glad I finally got to visit this place.

    Great place to check out if your in LA.

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by Nyssa Buck

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No matter what genre you’re a lover of, the Grammy Museum has something to get you excited about. There is just something about looking at the props, costumes, or even lyrics they jotted on in their notebook that brings about this deeper connection with the artist. I like the set up of the museum where you start from the top and make your way down through the exhibits. You can leisurely stroll though the different decades skipping over the ones you didn’t care for and spend hours in the genres you love. Every major genre has their own video montage and there is a mini theatre room where you can watch old performances of the Grammys. Plenty of interactive activities for the kids including booths set up to teach you the art of making music, like editing and syncing. Not the best attraction from LA live but definitely one you should stop by and see.

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