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Group Visits

Important Update

The Japanese Garden is closed until further notice. We thank you for your patience while we work on our plan to reopen.

Organized groups planning to visit the Garden are required to make a reservation in advance by calling (562) 985-8420, whether a docent-led tour is requested or not.  A minimum of two weeks advance notice is required. 

Walk-in groups are not permitted.

Please Note: Guided tours are subject to availability.

When making your reservation, please provide us with the following:

  • Type of tour request (docent-led, self-guided, etc.)
  • Requested date of tour
  • Requested time of tour
  • Number of people in your group
  • Age range of your group 
  • Leader's name
  • Your organization name
  • Address of your organization
  • Phone number and/or email address to reach you
  • Any other special requests or questions (including learning objectives, disabilities, etc.) 



What constitutes a community group?

  • Groups of seniors, adults or children (accompanied by an adult)
  • Child/Adult daycare
  • Retirement Centers 
  • Social clubs/community organizations
  • Commercial/tourism groups
  • Camps 
  • Girl/Boy Scout troops (To host Bridging Ceremonies or programs at the Garden, visit our Private Events page for more information)

Fee: Applicable regular admission fees with approved reservation 

Tour Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • Public school classes
  • Private schools classes

Fee: $1 / person with approved reservation

Tour Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • CSULB classes
  • CSULB clubs
  • CSULB programs
  • CSULB departmental guests

Fee: Waived admission fee with approved reservation

Tour Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM