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The Wende Museum will reopen on Saturday, May 1.

The Wende Museum will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with reservations available through May 31. Free, advance reservations are required. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time and those without confirmed reservations will be turned away. 

To ensure a safe visit, all visitors are expected to follow the safety guidelines listed below, designed in accordance with the recommendations of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 

New exhibitions include Transformations: Living Room -> Flea Market -> Museum -> Art and See Thy Neighbor: Stern Photographers Thomas Hoepker and Harald Schmitt in the GDR, as well as the garden installations Common Fantasy and Relics of the Cold War.

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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The Wende Museum is committed to protecting the health of our visitors, and reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitors not complying with L.A. County safety protocols.

  • Restrooms are not available for public use.
  • Guests will be checked in upon arrival, which includes a temperature check. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees will not be permitted inside the garden.
  • All guests and staff are required to wear a protective face covering at all times.
  • All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must: 
    • Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material
    • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
    • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
    • Bandanas, neck gaiters, and pulled-up T-shirts are not permitted as acceptable face coverings.
  • All guests must maintain a social distance of 6 feet from Wende Museum staff and other visitors not in their household.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.
  • Please do not visit if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills, head or muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting. Anyone exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted entry.
  • Please do not visit if you have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past two weeks.
  • Please do not visit if you have had a positive COVID-19 test within the past two weeks or if you have been advised to self-quarantine by a medical professional.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult.
  • High-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly.

If you have any questions, please email visit@wendemuseum.org or call (310) 216-1600.


Admission

Admission to the Wende Museum is free and open to the public with advance reservations.

Directions

10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

The Wende Museum is located in Culver City’s arts and culture corridor near the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Overland Ave. Find detailed directions via Google Maps. Public transit directions are best found via MetroCulver City bus lines, and Santa Monica bus lines. To reach the Museum via bicycle from the Culver City Expo Line stop, use Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking is available in the city lots adjacent to the museum. (EV) charging stations are available nearby at the Veterans Memorial Building (4117 Overland Boulevard) and Senior Center (4095 Overland Boulevard). 

School Groups

School visits are currently suspended and will resume when deemed safe by public health officials.

Private Tours

Private tours are currently suspended and will resume when deemed safe by public health officials.

Policies

Photography and Video

You are welcome to take personal photography and video in all galleries and other public areas. Any exceptions will be noted with on-site signage. However, flash photography is not permitted in the galleries.

The Wende Museum regularly records and photographs visitors for non-commercial educational and documentary purposes. By entering the property, you consent to the use of your appearance and likeness in any and all media without limitation or reservation.

Smoking

The Wende Museum is a smoke-free environment.

Service Dogs

Service dogs — that is, dogs trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability — are welcome at the Wende Museum. Service dogs should be dressed as service animals, and must be on leash, remain on the ground, and be under the constant control and supervision of the handler. Service dogs must be housebroken. Cleaning up and disposing of liquid or solid waste is the sole responsibility of the service dog’s handler, and the museum suggests bringing necessary supplies and addressing this issue before entering the museum’s property. A service dog and its handler will be asked to leave if at any time the dog is out of control or deposits waste on museum property.

Accessibility

The Wende Museum is committed to making its collections, building, programs, and services accessible to all visitors, and understands universal accessibility as an ongoing process. For accessibility questions or assistance, please email info@wendemuseum.org.

Accessible Entrance and Exits

The front entrance of the museum is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

Wende Entrance

Both public and emergency exits in the rear of the building are also wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

Accessible Parking

Multiple accessible parking spaces are available in the public parking lot immediately adjacent to the museum. 
 
Wheelchairs

All galleries, offices, workspaces, and outdoor facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

Restrooms

Museum visitors will be able to use the interior restrooms while our exterior facilities remain closed.

Seating

Seating is available in all public galleries as well as the museum gardens. 

Children

All galleries and facilities are stroller-accessible. You are welcome to bring your stroller into museum galleries; however, the museum requests that you carefully navigate the galleries.

Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding are permitted throughout the museum. Both multi-stall bathrooms near the front exit feature a large counter that could be used for changing. 

We encourage well-behaved children of all ages to visit the Wende Museum; however, those under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

ASL

ASL interpreters are present for select museum programs and can be requested. Please email info@wendemuseum.org for further information or to submit requests relating to specific events and activities.

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