General Information « Monterey Museum of Art

General Information

MMA La Mirada is open only for special Museum events and programs. We welcome educational and research visits by appointment.


Monterey Museum of Art–Pacific Street
559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

This inviting, three-story landmark is located across from historic Colton Hall in the heart of Old Monterey. The Museum features eight galleries devoted to exhibitions of American and early California painting, photography and contemporary art. An art reference library offers a quiet space to read and research anytime the Museum is open. A gift shop includes creative and unusual cards, jewelry and a fine selection of books about your favorite period of art or artist and more. Wheelchair access is available at the sculpture park entrance located between Pacific and Calle Principal Streets.

Two-hour free street parking is available near MMA Pacific Street. The City of Monterey operates several downtown parking facilities within short walking distance of the Museum. Please visit the City of Monterey’s Public Lots and Garages web page and refer to the section labeled Downtown Area Lots for more information.

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Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada
720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940

Contemporary galleries complement the old-world elegance and lavish rose gardens of this gorgeous, historic estate. Located in one of Monterey’s oldest neighborhoods, La Mirada began as a modest stone adobe in the Mexican period. It was later remodeled to become an elegant home where the great stars of silent film were entertained. In 1994, the gallery wing was added to accommodate outstanding exhibitions that change several times a year.MMA La Mirada is open only for special Museum events and programs. Click here for information.

MMA La Mirada offers on-site complimentary parking. Additional parking can be found at Monterey Peninsula College in Lot A. With limited street parking, please be considerate of our neighbors and observe City of Monterey No Parking zones.

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Hours & Admissions

MMA Pacific Street hours

Monday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

First Friday at MMA Pacific Street
Open until 8:00 pm the first Friday of the month.

MMA La Mirada hours
MMA La Mirada is open only for special Museum events and programs. We accept appointments for educational and research purposes.

Holiday hours
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Independence Day.


Adults: $10
Students & Active Military w/ID: Free
18 years and under: Free
Members: Free
NARM and AAM Members: Free
Bicyclists: Receive 50% off Museum admission on Thursday when you show us your helmet. Excludes special programs and events.

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Photography Guidelines

Photography of loan exhibitions is not permitted. Still photography of the permanent collection galleries and gardens is permitted on condition that the photographs are for personal, noncommercial use. Flashes, tripods, selfie sticks, and video cameras are prohibited.