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Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.


Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational field trip activities, trip organization and student ticket.


About The Japanese American Natiional Museum
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM), located in Los Angeles, California, is a significant and educational destination dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and sharing the experiences of Japanese Americans. The museum explores the rich cultural heritage and contributions of Japanese Americans through exhibitions, collections, and educational programs.


Historical Overview

  • Foundation: Established in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum was founded to preserve the history and culture of Japanese Americans. It officially opened to the public in 1992 and has since become a major cultural institution.

Key Features and Exhibits

  • Common Ground: The Heart of Community: This ongoing exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, featuring over 400 objects, documents, and photographs that tell the stories of immigration, World War II incarceration, and the post-war era.
  • Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers in World War II: This exhibit highlights the bravery and contributions of Japanese American soldiers during World War II, despite facing significant prejudice and discrimination at home. It includes personal stories, artifacts, and interactive displays.
  • Resources of the Japanese American Incarceration: JANM provides extensive resources on the forced relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Exhibits and archives include personal narratives, government documents, and photographs that detail this critical period in American history.
  • Rotating Exhibits: The museum hosts a variety of rotating exhibits that explore different aspects of Japanese American culture, art, and history. These exhibits often feature contemporary artists and cultural themes that reflect the ongoing contributions of Japanese Americans to society.
  • Japanese American National Archives: JANM houses an extensive archive that includes photographs, letters, diaries, and other personal and official documents. These archives are invaluable resources for researchers, historians, and anyone interested in Japanese American history.

Interactive Learning

  • Family Programs: The museum hosts family-friendly programs that include hands-on activities, storytelling sessions, and cultural festivals. These programs are designed to engage children and families in learning about Japanese American traditions and history.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Many exhibits at JANM include interactive elements such as touchscreens, multimedia displays, and hands-on activities that enhance the learning experience and engage visitors of all ages.

Visiting Tips for Families

  • Plan Ahead: Check JANM’s website for current exhibits, special events, and educational programs to make the most of your visit. 
  • Engage with Docents: Take advantage of docent-led tours and educational talks to gain deeper insights into the exhibits and the history of Japanese Americans.
  • Participate in Activities: Encourage children to participate in the interactive exhibits and family programs to make learning about history and culture fun and memorable.
  • Explore the Grounds: The museum is located in the Little Tokyo Historic District, a vibrant area with additional cultural sites, shops, and restaurants. Plan to explore the neighborhood to enhance your visit.

By visiting the Japanese American National Museum, students and families can immerse themselves in the rich history and cultural heritage of Japanese Americans, learn about significant historical events, and gain a deeper understanding of the contributions of Japanese Americans to society. The museum offers a dynamic and educational environment that inspires a lifelong appreciation for history, diversity, and cultural understanding.

Japanese American National Museum

PriceFrom $25.00
  • Please use the information on this page (package type, venue name, price, etc.) to submit an order request with your school. Once your order is approved, your school will forward the request to us. We will then reach out to you with instructions on how to finalize your trip details and access accompanying resources. Once finalized, you will receive your e-tickets and any additional materials directly to your inbox within 1-3 business days. If you don't see our email(s), please check your spam folder prior to contacting us.


    To ensure a smooth process, it is generally recommended to submit your order with your school AT LEAST 10 business days prior to your trip date, unless you are booking a venue that requires more advanced planning. *Please be mindful of your school's processing times and plan accordingly.

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