M20 Class Field Trip to LACMA
Getting to LACMA from UCLA is extremely easy. The museum is
located on Wilshire Blvd., between Fairfax and Curson, so students who
drive themselves need only drive down Wilshire until they reach Museum
Row and then park in one of the public parking lots in the area.
Parking is $7 or $8, depending on the lot. You can
find a list of the various recommended lots on
the LACMA website.
Plan about 30 minutes to get there, park and find us in front
of the museum entrance.
If you prefer not to drive, there is very convenient public
transportation available from the UCLA area, as well. Just
walk down to the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood and pick up one
of the following three bus lines, heading east (the bus stop is on the
south-east corner of the intersection):
Metro Rapid 720, Metro Rapid Express 920, or Metro Local Line
20. If you take either the 720 or the 920, you will get off
the bus at Wilshire and Fairfax, and then continue walking along
Wilshire to the museum entrance, a little further down the street.
The 20 actually stops at Spaulding, a few blocks past
Fairfax, which is where the entrance to the museum actually is.
You can always ask the bus driver to alert you when you've
reached the appropriate stop. The bus fair is $1.25, or free
if you have a Metro TAP card. You can find maps of the
various routes at the Go
Metro website. Plan
about 15 minutes to walk from UCLA to the intersection of Wilshire and
Westwood (less if you take the UCLA shuttle to Lot 32 and walk from
there), and 30 minutes to get a bus and get down to the museum.
If you are not coming from UCLA, you can find links to Mapquest, plus
instructions about using the Go Metro trip planner, on
the LACMA website. Make sure to plan for enough time to get
to the museum, park and find our group before the tour starts.