The Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation for the American culture and ethnic experience of Japanese Americans by sharing what their experience has been. Here are a few details and benefits of visiting the Japanese American National Museum.
The Japanese American National Museum is located at 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. You can reach the museum by car or public transportation. By car from the US-101 S take exit 2B Los Angeles Street south until you get to East 1st Street where you will make a left. The Museum will be on the left side.
By car from the US-101 N take exit 2B Alameda St/Union Station. Once you exit you will go left on Alameda Street. The museum will be on your right. You can take public transportation to get to the museum by using the Metro 30, Gold Metro L Line Shuttle. To find out the best way to get to the museum from your location it is best to use the Metro Trip Planner.
The museum has many exhibits on display that chronicle the Japanese American history from the late 1800s all the way through to the redress movement. You can also experience various exhibits like the BeHere/1942 exhibit shedding light on the Japanese American incineration that took place, Sutra, and the Bible that takes you through the faith of the Japanese Americans that were incarcerated during WWII. Among many many other exhibits that you can explore in person and online as well. The museum also offers virtual and in-person discussions, lectures, workshops, classes, documentaries, and interviews that anyone can take part in. Once you are done exploring the museum you can head over to the shop and grab a few keepsakes.
Here are a few more activities that you and your family can take part in once you are done at the Japanese American National Museum:
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