March 20, 2017

Getting to The Broad from Orange County is a drive, but it's totally worth it! The fact that there is no admission fee is such a great perk considering it's in the heart of LA where everything can get pretty pricey. I loved every moment inside the museum. I loved the artworks, Yayoi Kusama's Inifinity Mirrored Room, and even going up the escalator to the second floor. It felt as if I was being transported away from the city to a different world of art. Art enthusiast or not, there is definitely  something here for everyone here at The Broad. 

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TICKETS // Admission to The Broad is free, but you still need tickets. I highly recommend reserving tickets online rather than going and waiting in a long standby line. Tickets for the weekend get fully booked in advance so visit the website the first of every month at noon to get a better chance of reserving the date/time you prefer.

However, if you decide to wait in the standby line, get there early or be prepared to wait in a long line. People start lining up 30 minutes to an hour before opening and the line gets long. You can check out their twitter to get an update on wait times.

PARKING // Parking in the lot under the museum is $12 for the first three hours and $4 every 15 minutes thereafter. We ended up staying longer than 3 hours (because we waited to see the Infinity Mirror Room) so we paid $20 in total for parking. You can park in California Plaza (351 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013) for a flat rate of $8 according to The Broad's website with a validation.

➼ Don't forget to get a validation ticket from one of the service associates on your way in or out! Let  them know whether you need a validation ticket for parking under The Broad or at California Plaza.

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EXHIBITS // There are two floors of contemporary art to explore. The escalator you see when you enter goes directly to the exhibits on the second floor, or you can start with the exhibits on the first floor. There are special installations from time to time so take a look at their website to see what will be on display during your visit.

INFINITY MIRROR ROOM // Experiencing the Infinity Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama was a such a magical 45 seconds! We had a 196 minute wait from the moment we got on the list, but the long wait was worth it! Getting onto the waitlist is done on a first come first serve basis so try to get the earliest entry time for the museum and sign up as soon as you enter.

➼ The line to sign up for the Infinity Mirror Room is by the left side of the the wall when you walk in the museum. If the waitlist is full, do not worry! Some people cancel their spot on the waitlist opening a spot in the query for others. Just for reference, we entered the museum around 1:30pm on a weekday and the list was already full. We waited in line for about 25 minutes and was able to nab a spot to see the Infinity Mirror Room.

FOOD // The Broad does not sell food on site, but there are plenty of options in the area. You can pick from one of the food trucks lined up by the front of the museum (some are cash only), or go to one of the sit down restaurant by the museum, Otium, or Vespaio. We haven't been to either of them so do a quick yelp search prior to going. You can also go across the street for more casual eaters such as Lemonade or Medocino Farms by MOCA.

➼ There are lots of other restaurants and eateries in the heart of Downtown LA which is just a couple of blocks away.

OTHER DATE ACTIVITIES // If you wish to extend your date, cross the street and see the beautiful Walt Disney Concert Hall up close or head over to Downtown LA. You can visit the Bradbury Building [See also:  500 Days of Summer Inspired Date], The Last Bookstore, and sip coffee at one of the many hip coffee shops.

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