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.

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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.

Basquiat "Glenn" Coffee Mug at The Shop at The Broad
Basquiat "Glenn" Coffee Mug | 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 limited edition prints, books, gifts, jewelry, The Broad's publications and more.

Items range from a Basquiat "Glenn" Coffee Mug to Takashi Murakami flower cushions, Stickerbomb Skateboard sticker book, and numerous pins inspired by Keith Haring and Yayoi Kusama.

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.

Artist-Designed Face Masks at the MOCA Store
Artist-Designed Face Masks | Photo: MOCA Store

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 artist-designed face masks, t-shirts, scarves, jewelry and watches. Unique items include a Cindy Sherman "Oops" Phone Float and Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup skate decks.

Fred Perry Rose Print Polo inspired by Amy Winehouse at the GRAMMY Museum Store
Fred Perry Polo inspired by Amy Winehouse | 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 men’s, women’s and infant apparel; collectible vinyl, and rare items autographed by GRAMMY-winning performers like Diana Ross. The iconic Grammy phonograph is featured on t-shirts, hoodies, and accessories like coffee mugs, "Prism" phone cases, water bottles, and a baby bib.

Amy Winehouse fans will love items inspired by the recent "Beyond Black" exhibit, including Fred Perry polo shirts and limited edition Authorized Reproduction Lyrics.

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

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 New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei.

Hello Kitty "Endeavour Pilot" Collectible Pin at the California Science Center
Hello Kitty "Endeavour Pilot" Collectible Pin at the Endeavour Pavilion Store | 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, key ring, and luggage tag.

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 Himalayan salt lamp and Dwight Hwang's gyotaku fine art prints - velociraptor, hummingbird, and anglerfish. Purchases help support the museum's collections, research and educational programs.

Hall of the Eye at Griffith Observatory
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.

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 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.

"Battle Damaged" model of James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from "No Time to Die"
"Battle Damaged" Aston Martin DB5 from "No Time to Die" | 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 "Battle Damaged" model of James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from No Time to Die; SO-CAL Speed Shop Roadster Leather Jacket; and a Hot Rod Pedal Car for the little racer(s) in the family.

Upcycled Necklaces by Emelda M Gutierrez at Craft Contemporary
Upcycled Necklaces by Emelda M Gutierrez | 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.

Handcrafted items include Upcycled Necklaces by Emelda M Gutierrez, La Tormenta Pins by Gronk, and dolls by Blabla Kids.

Van Gogh's "Irises" Gold Leaf Teardrop Earrings at the Getty Center Store
Van Gogh's "Irises" Gold Leaf Teardrop Earrings | Photo: Getty Museum Store

Getty Center

Perched on a spectacular hilltop location above Brentwood, the Getty Center’s art and architecture inspires a broad collection of offerings. Holiday gifts include Van Gogh's Irises hand-painted glass ornament, 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 a selection of 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 West Pavilion Plaza Shop features the Getty’s most popular items, while the Exhibition Pavilion Shop offers books and merchandise that complement special exhibitions.

Funko POP Star Trek: Uhura at the Skirball Cultural Center
Funko POP Star Trek: Uhura | 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, as well as items for Jewish holidays and weddings. Books cover everything from cooking to Jewish history and exhibitions such as the current Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds. The museum’s popular Noah’s Ark exhibit is featured in prints and t-shirts. For the art lover, there are sculptures, figurines, and limited edition promotional street banners like Notorious RBG. Every purchase at Audrey’s Museum Store supports the Skirball’s educational programs.

Hammer Museum  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

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 Sarah Lucas' "28 Percent Bent" briefs. To set an artistic mood, there’s Studio Cue's Topanga Love Spray, made from the oil of Japanese hiba wood.

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.

Exclusive items include the Getty Villa souvenir book, silver-plated Romano-Egyptian snake bracelet, and a walking stick with an Apulian Dog Head handle. 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

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. One of the bestsellers is a signed copy of "Vicky! Mascot First Class of the USS Iowa," which tells the true story of Captain John McCrea’s little dog.

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,” “Descent of the Buddha,” 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, "Carp with Wave" bookends, or Degas sculpture reproductions such as “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” and "Arabesque."

Brazilian Macapá Necklace at the MOLAA Store
Brazilian Macapá Necklace | 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 Museum of Latin American Art 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 Brazilian Macapá Necklace, Ecuadorian Alpaca Scarf, and a Guatemalan Florecita Children's Dress. Dia de los Muertos items range from a 15' Mexican Calacas Papel Picado Banner to a Peruvian DOD Bride & Groom Cake Topper. Proceeds from store sales go to support the museum’s exhibits and programs.