Shopping at Museum Gift Stores in Los Angeles

Shop everything from coffee mugs to apparel and limited edition art

Los Angeles is home to an incomparable collection of museums. Visitors and locals alike can spend hours exploring these world-class cultural attractions and view everything from fine art masterpieces to cinematic treasures, classic cars, and the Space Shuttle. Best of all, museum stores offer a wide range of items so that visitors can take home a memory of their experience. Whether you’re looking for a simple coffee mug or splurging for a limited edition print, read on for some of the best museum stores in LA.

NOTE: Hours and opening dates change frequently. Check individual websites for updated information.

Keith Haring Chess Set from The Shop at The Broad
Keith Haring Chess Set | Photo: The Shop at The Broad

The Shop at The Broad

Since its opening in September 2015, The Broad has garnered worldwide acclaim for its stunning design and the extraordinary works of postwar and contemporary art on view. Integrated into the museum’s lobby, The Shop at The Broad offers products that celebrate both the artists in the collection and the building’s architecture, including gifts, books, The Broad's publications, limited edition prints, and more.

Items range from a set of Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Cans" magnets to a Keith Haring Chess Set and a trio of Basquiat "Melting Point of Ice" skate decks.

To access The Shop at The Broad without a museum ticket, go to the south lobby doors. Let museum staff know that you’d like to browse the shop and they’ll let you in. Note that a visit to the shop does not give access to the rest of the museum.

MOCA Judy Baca x Vans Authentic Sneaker
Judy Baca x Vans Authentic Sneaker | Photo: MOCA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The MOCA Store features an extensive collection of art and design items, including books, exhibition catalogues and posters, and limited edition prints. Wearable art includes the Judith F. Baca Authentic Sneaker for Vans, t-shirts, scarves, jewelry and watches.

"Do You Want More?!!!??!" signed by The Roots at the GRAMMY Museum Store
"Do You Want More?!!!??!" signed by The Roots | Photo: GRAMMY Museum Store

GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE

The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, from the creative and recording processes, to the history of the GRAMMY® Awards.

The GRAMMY Museum Store features music-themed men’s, women’s and kids apparel; jewelry, books, home décor, and collectible vinyl like Do You Want More?!!!??! signed by The Roots. Amy Winehouse fans will love the Polka Dot Red and Lipstick Red polos from Fred Perry. The iconic GRAMMY phonograph is featured on t-shirts, hats, accessories, 20th Annual Latin GRAMMYs poster, and a onesie for that future rock star in the family.

"Kaiju vs Heroes" at the Japanese American National Museum
"Kaiju vs Heroes" Print by Brian McCarty | Photo: JANM

Japanese American National Museum

Located in Little Tokyo, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.

The JANM Store offers books, clothing, jewelry, DVDs, and unique gifts. Culturally themed items include tea cups, origami kits, and Japanese holiday products. Exhibition-related products include a "Kaiju vs Heroes" print and BeHere / 1942: A New Lens on the Japanese American Incarceration.

Hello Kitty "Endeavour Pilot" Collectible Magnet at the California Science Center
Hello Kitty "Endeavour Pilot" Collectible Magnet | Photo: California Science Center

California Science Center

Young children and educators alike will love the 4,000 square-foot ExploraStore, which features an incredible collection of scientific and educational gifts, toys, kits and materials. The ExploraStore is divided into thematic areas that correspond to the California Science Center's major exhibit galleries: World of Life, Creative World, Air and Space, and Ecosystems.

An amazing array of themed merchandise, developed to inspire a new generation of explorers, is on sale in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion. For Hello Kitty fans, the Endeavour Pavilion Store is a must - exclusive items include collectible pins, coaster set, luggage tag, and the "Endeavour Pilot" Collectible Magnet.

Velociraptor Gyotaku Print at the Natural History Museum Store
Velociraptor Gyotaku Print by Dwight Hwang | Photo: Natural History Museum Store

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Designed to inform, educate and extend the visitor’s appreciation of the museum experience, the Natural History Museum Store offers clothing and accessories, books, educational toys, and unique home decor like a foot-long Brontosaurus Planter from btw ceramics. Dwight Hwang's gyotaku fine art prints (available unframed and framed) include velociraptor, hummingbird, and anglerfish. Purchases help support the museum's collections, research and educational programs.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

LA Tienda Museum Gift Store at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is a cultural boutique, offering unique home décor from celebrated artisans, apparel, jewelry, and a wide range of books on Mexican and Mexican American history, culture and heritage. Limited edition artwork, greeting cards and stationery from noted local artists are also available, as well as a special collection of prints and other items from Self Help Graphics.

Wilder Hall of the Eye at Griffith Observatory
Wilder Hall of the Eye at Griffith Observatory  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory's Stellar Emporium Bookstore & Gift Shop offers a galaxy of Observatory insignia items, as well as astronomy-related and space-themed books, gifts, clothing, toys and other items. Budding astronauts will dream of the stars with the Youth Astronaut Helmet and the Cosmic Energy kinetic sculpture. Astronomers of all ages will enjoy endless hours of enjoyment with the portable Travel Scope 50.

Pages from the "John Waters: Pope of Trash" book
"John Waters: Pope of Trash" book | Photo: Academy Museum Store 

Academy Museum Store

Opened simultaneously with the spectacular Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in September 2021, the Academy Museum Store is the best place to find special gifts for the serious cinephiles in your life. (And, yes, that includes self-gifting!)

The 2,600 square-foot space features imaginative merchandise designed and produced exclusively for the Academy Museum Store, including Oscars® memorabilia and other film-related treasures. The wide-ranging offerings include clothing, furniture, accessories, vinyl records, items for the home and office, posters, maps, illustrations, toys, games, and other movie-related collectibles. Not to mention the most comprehensive collection of cinema books and catalogues in Los Angeles.

Bruce Davidson "Untitled" photo at LACMA
Bruce Davidson, "Untitled (Ordering at Tiny Naylor's Los Angeles)," 1965, printed 2011. | Photo: LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art (LACMA)

Visit the LACMA Store during a particular exhibition and you’re sure to find a great selection of related items to take home as a souvenir of the experience. The collection includes posters, apparel, jewelry and housewares, stationery, and out-of-print exhibition catalogues.

Fine art limited editions and multiples include the Microfreaks Daybreak Collection by the Haas Brothers, and Bruce Davidson's "Untitled (Ordering at Tiny Naylor's Los Angeles)," best known as the cover photo of the Beastie Boys 1994 album Ill Communication.

Ecto-1 model from "Ghostbusters" at the Petersen Automotive Museum Store
Ecto-1 model from "Ghostbusters" (1984) | Photo: Petersen Automotive Museum Store

Petersen Automotive Museum

If there's a car buff on your gift list, a must-shop is the Petersen Automotive Museum Store, which carries exhibition related items, men's and women's apparel, diecast models, art and collectibles, books, DVDs, and toys for young enthusiasts (and the young at heart).

Recent offerings include a model of the Ecto-1 from the original Ghostbusters (1984); SO-CAL Speed Shop Roadster Leather Jacket; and a Hot Rod Pedal Car for the little racer(s) in the family.

Painted Tecuán Bag by Carla Fernández at Craft Contemporary
Painted Tecuán Bag by Carla Fernández | Photo: Craft Contemporary

Craft Contemporary

The Craft Contemporary Shop continues museum founder Edith Wyle’s mission to share beautiful handmade art objects from around the globe. The expertly curated shop features a delightful variety of items from local and international artisans. Purchases always support both the maker and the museum.

Sustainable handcrafted items include Fair Trade Kantha Necklaces from World Finds; an upcycled Cotton Jute Shopping Bag from Paper High; and Sri Lankan stuffed animals from Long Beach-based Monkey Mind.

Unicorn Felt Embroidered Ornament at the Getty Museum Store
Unicorn Felt Embroidered Ornament | Photo: Getty Museum Store

Getty Center

Perched on a spectacular hilltop location above Brentwood, the Getty Center’s art and architecture inspire a wide-ranging collection of offerings. Holiday gifts include handblown glass and felt ornaments, boxed holiday cards, and wall calendars.

Getty Center Stores throughout the campus feature different selections. The Main Store, located just inside the entrance hall, has the widest range of books, gifts, apparel, stationery and jewelry, along with children's books and toys. Unique home items include hand-blown glass and sculptural reproductions.

The Gallery Shop in the West Pavilion (Plaza Level) features jewelry and apparel, as well as some of the museum's most popular items.

The Center for Photographs Shop in the West Pavilion (L2 Level) offers photography-related books and gifts, including frames, apparel and specialty cameras.

The Exhibition Pavilion Shop and Getty Research Institute Shop offer books and merchandise that complement special exhibitions.

Canter's Deli Ceiling Tile Scarf at the Skirball Cultural Center
Canter's Deli Ceiling Tile Scarf | Photo: Skirball Cultural Center

Skirball Cultural Center

Founded in 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center honors the memory of philanthropist Audrey Skirball-Kenis with Audrey’s Museum Store. The store carries a wide range of Judaica, such as Jewish history and cookbooks, as well as items for Jewish holidays and weddings.

The recent "I'll What She's Having": The Jewish Deli exhibit inspired numerous exclusive items, including a "Hot Cawfee" Mug, "White Bagel with Lox" Apron, and Canter's Deli Scarf featuring the landmark eatery's famed ceiling tiles.

Every purchase at Audrey’s Museum Store supports the Skirball’s educational programs.

"Picasso Cut Papers" book at the Hammer Museum Store
"Picasso Cut Papers" | Photo: Hammer Museum Store

Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum in Westwood is renowned as one of the world’s leading cultural venues for emerging artists. The museum’s cutting edge philosophy is reflected in Hammer Museum Store items like lavish exhibition catalogs and exclusive publications; Hammer apparel, home goods, and a wide range of artist-related items like caftans by Huguette Caland.

Museum of Tolerance Anne Frank
Anne Frank exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance | Photo: Benny Chan/Museum of Tolerance

Museum of Tolerance

Recipient of the Global Peace and Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.

The Museum of Tolerance store carries on this mission with books, DVDs, lifecycle events, Judaica, jewelry and artwork. Resource subjects include Holocaust, multicultural and teachers. The Anne Frank bookstore is devoted to the extraordinary young Jewish girl who is the subject of MOT’s Anne immersive experience.

Outer Peristyle Garden at the Getty Villa
Outer Peristyle Garden at the Getty Villa  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Getty Villa

Situated on a Pacific Palisades hillside, the Getty Villa features an extensive selection of books on classical antiquity and unique gift items, apparel and jewelry. Getty Villa Store items are inspired by the museum site, the J. Paul Getty Museum's antiquities collection and special exhibitions.

Favorites include the Getty Villa souvenir book, Roman Architecture Coasters, Soldier & Horse Cuff Links, and Head of Diana Sculpture. The famed mosaic floor in the Getty Villa’s “Temple of Hercules” is featured on a face mask, tote bag, scarf, and clocks. The extensive children’s collection includes plush animals, books and art sets.

Battleship IOWA at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro
Battleship IOWA in San Pedro  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Battleship IOWA Museum

Permanently docked at the Port of LA in San Pedro, the Battleship IOWA (aka the "Battleship of Presidents") offers a wide-range of themed items, including t-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, books, compasses and DVDs.

The IOWA Deck Collection features unique items crafted from pieces of actual decking removed from the IOWA, such as a picture frame, business card holder, flag box, and an engraved plank (12" and 16" available). Proceeds support the ongoing work of the Battleship IOWA.

Paul Klee "Idol for House Cats" at the Norton Simon Museum
Paul Klee "Idol for House Cats" archival digital print | Photo: Norton Simon Museum Store

Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum store features a large selection of books on American, European and Asian art, photography, gardens and architecture. There’s also an impressive collection of art-related books and games for children and a variety of stationery, prints and posters that feature works from the museum's acclaimed collections.

Asian art aficionados can choose from archival digital prints like “Adoration of Ganesh” and Hokusai's "The Falls of Yoro, Province of Mino." Prints are also available for Impressionism and Modern & Contemporary Art.

Enliven your home decor with Anne Boothe's Glass Buddha Hands, or sculpture reproductions such as Degas' “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” and Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance).

Puma Alebrije at the MOLAA Store
Puma Alebrije | Photo: MOLAA Store

Museum of Latin American Art

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to presenting artwork by modern and contemporary Latin American artists. The MOLAA Store offers a curated selection of Latin American arts and crafts, books, jewelry, children's toys and MOLAA branded merchandise.

Spanning Latin America, the store's collection includes a Puerto Rican Loop Rubber Cable Necklace, Ecuadorian Panama Hat, and a handmade Puma Alebrije from Oaxaca. Proceeds from store sales go to support the museum’s exhibits and programs.