The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that timed advance admission tickets will be available beginning August 5, 2021, at 9 a.m. PDT. Opening on September 30, 2021, in Los Angeles, the new museum will be one of the largest institutions in the United States devoted to exploring the art and science of movies and moviemaking.
“I know everyone involved in developing and opening the Academy Museum shares in my tremendous excitement at finally being able to invite the community in to explore our exhibitions and programs,” said Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “We are deeply grateful to all of our supporters who helped to bring us to this milestone and to the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, whose support in honor of Academy Museum Honorary Trustee Sid Ganis has made it possible for us to offer free admission to visitors 17 and under.”
Some of the museum’s opening exhibitions will include Stories of Cinema, Hayao Miyazaki, The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection and Backdrop: An Invisible Art. The Oscars Experience — an immersive simulation that enables guests to feel as if they are walking onto the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and accepting an Oscar — will be available as an added ticket experience.
Tickets will only be available through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website and the museum’s new app, which is launching August 3. The museum’s public spaces are all accessible to visitors without a general admission ticket. These include the Walt Disney Piazza and the Academy Museum Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store and Fanny’s restaurant and café.
The Academy Museum will be open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8pm while the Oscars Experience tickets will be available an hour before and after all previously stated hours.
This summer, the Academy Museum will announce its inaugural public programs, film screening series and how to register for these events.