USC Pacific Asia Museum

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46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
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USC Pacific Asia Museum
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Group Tours

USC Pacific Asia museum is closed for a seismic retrofit between July 2016 and May 2017. We will start 2017-2018 group tours registrations after we reopen. Please check this page for updates.

Plan a unique and memorable outing for your group at USC Pacific Asia Museum!
Options include self-guided tours and docent-guided tours. Private group tours are not available on USC PAM’s Free 2nd Sundays.

Self-Guided Group Tours
If your group visit is self-guided and you will be exploring the museum without a docent, we ask that you make a reservation at least TWO WEEKS in advance. The reservation helps ensure no other large groups are scheduled at the same time, possibly interfering with your group’s enjoyment of the museum.
Regular admission applies, discounted rate of $7 per person for group of 10 or more.

Docent-led Group Tours
Docent-led tours for private groups are available at a flat rate of $10 per person, for groups up to 60 people. All docent-led tours must be booked FOUR WEEKS in advance.
During the hour-long tour, our trained docents will guide you through the museum collection, special exhibitions, and the courtyard garden/building, which is listed on National Register of Historic Places. Customized tours can be arranged based on your areas of interest and level of understanding about Asia and the Pacific, if requested in your registration.
Docents can provide tours in Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Spanish, with advance request at no extra charge.

Special Tours
Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in the Fifteen-Century China (link to the Royal Taste page)
February 26-June 26, 2016

This special exhibition features treasures from the recently excavated tombs of provincial princes in the 15th Century China (Ming Dynasty). It showcases the luxurious life of the provincial courts and explores the royal patronage of Tibetan Buddhism and Daoism as well as the state sponsorship of the great voyages of General Zheng He to India and East Africa. USC Pacific Asia is the only west coast venue for this exhibition!

Special-ticketed rates apply:
Self-guided tour rate of 10 people or more is $15 per person.
Docent-led tour for private groups are available at a flat rate of $18 per person. This special tour also includes walkthrough of our permanent collection. 

Deposit, Payment, Cancellation:
A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $50 is required for this special tour. Make check payable to USC Pacific Asia Museum and indicate your group name and tour date, and send it to the following address:
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Attention: Special Tours
46 N. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Your deposit must be received TWO WEEKS prior to your tour, otherwise, your reservation may be cancelled. Be sure to use a mailing method providing delivery tracking and/or proof of receipt.

Remaining payment for the group is due at Front Desk on the day of your visit.


  • Please allow sufficient travel time to USC PAM. Arrive 15 minutes in advance to get ready for the tour.
    If you are traveling in private cars, please coordinate your arrival time with the drivers.
    As parking is limited, we encourage carpooling or take METRO! We are located a half a mile from the the Metro Gold Line, Memorial Park Station.
  • Buses may unload groups in the loading zone directly in front of the museum on Los Robles Avenue.
  • For group tours other than Royal Taste, the following policies apply:
  • No deposits are required.
  • Full payment for the group is due at Front Desk on the day of your tour.
  • Cancellations must be emailed to ONE WEEK prior to your visit or your organization will be billed a handling fee of $25.
  • There are multiple eateries around the museum within walking distance. Click here for a list of nearby restaurants. If your group prefers a picnic, click here for a list of public spaces near the museum. You can also ask for a hard copy from Visitor Services staff.  


How to Schedule
Click here to submit your registration. For questions or special requests, please contact Becky Sun, Education Program Specialist, via or 626-449-2742 ext. 12.