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Welcome to Chinese American Museum Spring / Summer 2019 Event! Our free events provide more choices for everyone, you can participate individually or with your family. click here  here  for more details.


What’s New

Kids Story Time with CAM

Join us on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 11am PDT as Rita reads Two of Everything, based on a Chinese folktale, retold and illustrated by Lily Toy Hong.

The virtual story-time will be hosted on Zoom and is suitable for 4-8 years old. Tickets are limited, register for free now by clicking on the link here.

An Untold Past: Chinese Americans in the South Panel Discussion

Join the conversation between Dr. John Jung, Baldwin Chiu & Larissa Lam on Thursday, August 27 as they discuss their family’s ‘Untold Past’ and the missing piece of American history. This program is moderated by Dr. Laureen D. Hom. For more information and where to register click here. 

“Studying Our Past, Shaping Our Future” Third Panel Discussion

CAM invites you to tune in on Saturday August 22, 2020 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm PDT for the third panel discussion in the “Studying Our Past, Shaping Our Future” panel series via Zoom. Join us as our panelists discuss the topic of Multicultural Education. 

The majority of the program will be in Mandarin. More information can be found on the flyer. 


Dear CAM Visitors…

LA County has allowed museums to reopen as of 6/12. We are currently carefully planning the much-anticipated reopening of our Museum with your health and safety as our top priority. Please continue to check our website and follow us on social media for a date of our reopening.

Racial Justice for all Americans

The Friends of the Chinese American Museum stand in solidarity with the African American community in the fight for justice and liberation. We must combat the anti-Blackness that exists in our communities and work as partners toward dismantling white supremacy. We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and the countless other Black lives that have been lost to racism and police brutality. (more)

A Notice to Our Supporters

Following directives from local, state, and federal governments, the staff will not be in the office. We will not be able to check our mailbox daily. Any communications via physical mail is expected to be delayed. If you need assistance, please call 213.485.8484 or email We apologize for any inconvenience.

Current Exhibitions

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles

Permanent Exhibition

Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles, a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American... Read more


Permanent Exhibition

This exhibit narrates Chinese immigration to the United States with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles. The display is outlined into four distinct... Read more

Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop

Permanent Exhibition

This exhibition is a recreation of an actual store that was housed in the Garnier Building in the 1890’s. The Sun Wing Wo store opened... Read more