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Tours

In order to protect the safety of visitors, staff, and artwork, MOCA is currently operating with capacity restrictions at both locations. Group reservations are subject to ticket availability. MOCA Grand Avenue tickets can be made here. Please note that admission to MOCA Grand Avenue is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.

Tickets to Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA require paid admission. A special group ticket rate of $8 per person is available to nonprofit and academic groups for Thursdays and Fridays only, subject to availability. These requests can be made here.

We are not offering guided tours at this time at either location. Upon arrival, we ask groups to stagger their entry into the museum and not congregate in galleries or other indoor spaces. For groups of more than 5 people, we kindly ask that you divide your group into smaller subgroups as you move through the galleries.

Talking Tours

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin. 

Led by our team of knowledgeable educators, MOCA’s Talking Tours are a great way to connect to contemporary art for free. Each tour is designed to provide visitors with the opportunity to discuss, ask questions, and dive deeper into the works on view. Through these tours, our goal is to engage visitors, while expanding their appreciation and understanding of art.

All MOCA educators are either working artists or emerging scholars in art history. Every Talking Tour is unique as each educator brings their background and distinctive expertise to the conversation.

"… [MOCA’s Talking Tours] show that art is for all to speculate on, and that all opinions are worthy to become a part of the discussion.”–Visitor Comment, 2019

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Private Tours

MOCA educators are available for private individual and group tours. Based on your interests, tours can be customized to provide a general overview of the museum or focus on a current exhibition. For more information, call 213/621-1745 or email education@moca.org at least two weeks in advance of your preferred tour date.

Book a Guided Tour

  • $100 per educator (one educator required per group of 25 or fewer); subject to availability
  • Discounts available for non-profit and academic institutions
  • $10 per person reduced admission to specially ticketed exhibitions
  • Additional charges apply for security and A/V during non-public hours
  • Spanish-speaking tours are available upon request.

“…Thank you for the education and conversation about art and inspiration. This type of engagement is important to foster for generations to come.”–Visitor Comment, 2019

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Niko Therin

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are for groups and classes that would like to experience the museum at their own pace. For more information, call 213/621-1745 or email education@moca.org.

Book a Self-Guided Tour

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more and should be made at least two weeks in advance. Group discounts are available for specially ticketed exhibitions.


Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Tours for 3rd-12th Grade

For more information about single and multiple visit tours for 3rd–12th grade student groups, click here.

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray