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COVID-19 Update from the Wende Museum

While the Wende Museum's interior galleries remain closed until further notice to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are welcoming outdoor visits to our garden, free with advance reservations. Museum staff will continue to remain in communication with Culver City officials about updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

We will update this page as we have more information. Please direct all inquiries to info@wendemuseum.org


Garden Tours 

The Wende Museum is welcoming outdoor visits to our garden, free with advanced-reservations. Held weekly on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., these forty-five-minute self-guided tours include new installations Common Fantasy and Relics of the Cold War, plus selections from the Wende Museum’s sculpture collection. 

To ensure safety, tours will be highly limited, and slots will fill up quickly. The Wende Museum will be offering this visitation option for the foreseeable future and encourages you to check back weekly on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to reserve a ticket for that Friday.

All visitors must reserve their tickets in advance and each reservation may include up to five people from their household. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time and those without confirmed reservations will be turned away.

Maximum tour capacity: 7 people

We have implemented the following guidelines to keep staff and guests as safe as possible:

  • 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. Bandanas, 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 is available at the entrance.

  • High touch surfaces are cleaned regularly.

  • Children must be supervised by an adult.

  • 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.

  • Do not attend if you yourself 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.

The Wende Museum is committed to protecting the health of our visitors. 

If you have any questions, please contact Operations at visit@wendemuseum.org or (310) 216-1600. 

Reserve Your Visit to the Garden

Friday, December 4: 2:30 p.m. | 3:30 p.m.

Tour availability will remain responsive to directives from the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

 


 

Admission

Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.

School Groups

The Wende Museum offers school tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please fill out the a School Group Tour Request to submit your visit request. Tours include the two current exhibitions and usually last around 60 minutes. Admission is free. School visits are currently suspended and will resume when deemed safe by public health officials

Private Tours

The Wende Museum offers private docent or curator-led tours for a fee, subject to availability. Please complete a Private Tour Request form to submit your visit request and receive more information. Private tours are currently suspended and will resume when deemed safe by public health officials.

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). 

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. However, all interior spaces are currently closed to the public. We will resume access when deemed safe by public health officials. 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

All restrooms are currently closed to the public.

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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