Activities

Explore All That the UCLA Campus Has to Offer

UCLA is more than a world-class academic institution – it’s also a world-famous cultural, entertainment, and sports destination. Every year, an estimated half-million people visit the campus to enjoy more than 1,000 visual, performing and media arts, plus athletic events that feature both internationally renowned guest professionals and gifted UCLA students. On any given day, you’ll find top-tier performers from around the world at Royce Hall, professional theater performances at the Geffen Playhouse and dance or music events at the Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater or Schoenberg Hall. For television and film buffs, the Billy Wilder Theater features selections from the extensive UCLA Film & Television Archives. If art or cultural interests are your passion, the Fowler Museum, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, or the Armand Hammer Museum are located just a short walk from the UCLA Luskin Center.

Recreational Activities at UCLA

Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA

UCLA and Los Angeles are full of recreational options and offer one of the most vibrant and exciting cultural landscapes in the world. The intensive didactics of the mHealth Institute are complemented by a wide array of opportunities to relax and decompress.

UCLA Recreation offers a wide range of recreational activities and services for campus citizens and visitors. For more information about the numerous recreational facilities located on campus, please click here to visit the UCLA Recreation website.

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UCLA
Calendar
of Events

There's so much happening right here on campus! Check out the campus events calendar – "UCLA Happenings" – for up-to-the-minute event information.

Geffen Playhouse

The Geffen Playhouse is a Los Angeles treasure and presents a body of work that garners national recognition each year. The Geffen is noted for its welcoming intimate venues and celebrated for its commitment to the development of new theatrical works.

 

The Hammer Museum

The popular Hammer Museum is a unique, cutting-edge arts institution that connects the classics and the contemporary through its varied collections, wide-ranging exhibitions, and thought-provoking programs. Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.

The Getty Museum

The Getty Center, near UCLA, contains an impressive collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Its estimated 1.3 million visitors annually make it one of the most visited museums in the United States. Admission is free. Top off your visit with a delectable dinner in the acclaimed Restaurant at the Getty Center.

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

One of the most distinguished outdoor sculpture collections in the country, the tranquil Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden features 70 sculptures and spans more than five acres on the campus.

UCLA Store

Staffed by friendly and knowledgeable students, browse the UCLA Store’s huge inventory of UCLA-themed memorabilia, gifts, and clothing, as well as computer accessories and supplies. The UCLA Store is conveniently located adjacent to the Luskin Conference Center.

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Explore global arts, past and present, at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Exhibits present aspects of cultural history from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas.

Athletics Hall of Fame

For an up close look at UCLA’s team trophies and other memorabilia, visit the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. Visit a replica of UCLA legendary Coach John Wooden’s Den, see video highlights of great moments in UCLA sports history, learn about UCLA’s Olympic heritage and much more. If you’d like to make your own Bruin sports memories, attend one of UCLA's more than 20 NCAA team seasonal events Purchase tickets at the Central Ticket Office in the James West Center adjacent to the Luskin Conference Center.

The Hollywood Bowl

Located just north of the popular Hollywood & Highland shopping area and the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl is one of Los Angeles’ most famous concert venues and is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the United States. With Southern California’s beautifully mild weather, picnicking is a beloved summer tradition at the Bowl and Institute.

Center for the Art of
Performance at UCLA

Featuring an astounding array of performers, the Center for the Art of Performance showcases dance, music, spoken word, and theater, as well as the emerging digital, collaborative, and cross-art platforms inspired by today's leading artists and creators.

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