Long Beach Transit Museum Express - Norton Simon Museum

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Pickup: LBT Transit and Visitor Information Center

130 East 1st Street

Long Beach, CA 90802

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Long Beach Transit's Museum Express is a transportation service specifically developed to promote regional arts and culture along with public transportation use. Museum Express travels from downtown Long Beach to some of the best museums and cultural centers in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Avoid driving in traffic and parking fees - instead sit in air conditioned comfort on a clean LBT bus. Ticket is for travel only and does not pay for entry into the venue.

Our July 7 and August 20, 2017 trips are to the Norton Simon Museum which " is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year." Please check out more information about the Norton Simon Museum, including admission, exhibits and food options, at nortonsimon.org.


How can I contact Long Beach Transit regarding Museum Express?

Phone: 562-591-2301; M-F 7 a.m. - 6p.m.; Sa 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In-person: Transit and Visitor Information Center at 130 E. 1st Street, Long Beach; M-F 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sa-Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m

Online: www.lbtransit.com/museumexpress

Does my Museum Express ticket give me entry into the venue?

No. Your Museum Express ticket is for travel only. Each individual utilizing the service is responsible for their own admission to the venues. Visit Museum venue/museum website for informstion regarding admission, exhibits and food options.

How early should I arrive at the Museum Express pickup location.

Customers should arrive at the pickup location no later than 15 minutes before the departure time. Keep in mind that if you are driving and parking in downtown Long Beach to get to the pickup location you will want to make sure you add enough time to do so. The Museum Expree bus will leave promptly at the departure time.

Where is the Museum Express pickup location in downtown Long Beach?

LBT Bus Shelter E adjavant to the LBT Transit and Visitor Information Center

130 E. 1st Street

Long Beach, CA 90802

(near the southwest corner of 1st Street at Pine Avenue)

Can I drive to and park near the Museum Express pickup location?

Yes. There are City parking structures in downtown Long Beach that may be available for a fee. A list of parking structures and lots is available here: http://longbeach.parkingguide.com/downtown-parking-garages-and-lots.

Can I take regular LBT service to the Museum Express pickup location?

LBT suggests Museum Express customers take an LBT bus to the pickup location at the Transit Gallery on 1st Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Pine Avenue. Most LBT routes travel to the Transit Gallery. For travel planning, please visit www.lbtransit.com or call LBT's friendly customer service staff at 562-591-2301.

Can I get a full Museum Express schedule?

Yes. Museum Express information, including a full calendar of venues is available at www.lbtransit.com/museumexpress.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to ride the Museum Express?

You must be 18 years of age if traveling alone. Minors are welcome accompanied by an adult. Age 2 and under ride for free, but must sit on accompanied adults lap.

Are strollers allowed on the Museum Express bus?

Strollers must be folded up and out of the aisle. Children are not permitted to be in a stroller on the bus.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your ticket to another individual. Your ticket cannot transfer to another date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?


What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds.

Can I eat and drink on the Museum Express bus?

No. Please wait until you are at the venue to eat or drink. If you are bringing food or drinks to the venue, please keep stored in closed containers when traveling on the Museum Express bus.

Are there bathrooms on the Museum Express bus?

Some trips will have a bathroom onboard the bus. To inquire about specifc trips with a bathroom onboard, please call LBT's customer service at 562-591-2301.

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