Hours & Admission

We are open during the Covid-19 pandemic. For specific information on our response to Covid-19 please click here.

Public Hours

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 1-5 pm
Thursday: 1-5 pm
Friday: 1-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 1-5 pm
NOTE: Special Events may impact public hours.


Holiday Closures:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Veterans’ Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Native/Indigenous People’s Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve


Special Events

The Rancho is currently hosting a variety of virtual programs and a few socially distanced in-person activities that may affect public hours. Events are subject to change. To view the event calendar click here.


Private Events

Rancho Los Cerritos is available for rental for use in photography, filming, and private events. For details please click here.


Reserve your free ticket to visit here. Walk-up guests are welcome on a space-available basis.

Admission to Rancho Los Cerritos during public hours is always FREE. Special event pricing varies; please check our event calendar for details.


Military Families

Rancho Los Cerritos is a participating Blue Star Museum. This means we offer free admission to certain public programs for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to recieve their tickets.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event that Rancho Los Cerritos experiences inclement weather, RLC may not open that day. If inclement weather occurs during the hours that RLC is open to the public, the site may close early. The decision to close the site will be based on the following criteria:

  • Temperatures above 95 degrees or below 55 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Rain or a forecasted chance of rain above 80%
  • An air quality rating above 150, according to the Air Quality Index
  • Lightning within five miles of the site
  • Sustained winds above 30 MPH

If you have questions about our open hours please call 562-206-2040.