About The Museum of Selfies
The Museum of Selfies is an interactive museum that explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie – an image of oneself taken by oneself – with roots dating back 40,000 years.
Visitors can explore the origin of the selfie through the lens of art, history, technology, and culture while taking some cool selfies of their very own with our interactive installations.
The Museum of Selfies promises to share the unseen depths and history of this cultural phenomenon. Whether you love them or hate them, you won’t see selfies the same way again.
Ages 0-4: Free
211 N Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
Monday – Tuesday CLOSED / Private Party Bookings Only
Wednesday – Thursday – 12 PM – 8 PM
Friday – Saturday – 12 PM – 10 PM
Sunday – 12 PM – 8 PM
A lot of street parking on Brand. Parking structure on California and Orange with first 90 min free.
Frequently Asked Questions
It's just not a museum OF selfies, it's also a museum ABOUT them.
Over a million selfies are uploaded to social media every day. Whether you think they're the most amazing thing ever or the low point of human culture, selfies have a firmly-cemented place in our modern society, but also have roots going back to the most ancient and primal aspects of our species. That seems worthy of a museum, no?
Not only will you learn about all the amazing aspects of art, history, and culture that lead to selfies becoming a thing, but you can also take really cool photos in our interactive exhibits that explore the various types of selfies and what they mean.
Yes, our restrooms are located in the rear of the building.
Absolutely. Everyone deserves the chance to take selfies!
Each ticket will have an arrival window for when you can enter the museum. You can stay as long as you'd like, but once you leave, there's no re-entry.
The final entry is set to thirty minutes before we close our doors.
A normal visit should take about 60-90 minutes.
No! Entry to the museum is timed and limited, so you're free to browse without fear of selfie-seeking hordes.
Anything you'd like to take photos with like your camera or cell phones! And, even though the happiest place on earth may have banned them, selfie sticks are more than welcome at TMoS! Just no food or drinks, please.
Plenty! Downtown Glendale is bustling and full of options for dining, post selfie drinks, sweets, and other fun ways to spend your afternoon or evening.
Dining: From quick-bite hotspots like Shake Shack, In-N-Out, and Halal Guys, to more upscale ethnic dining like Din Tai Fung, Carousel, and Sushi Sasabune – downtown Glendale has great walkable options.
Drinks: Cocktails & craft beers are plentiful and also walkable. Check out Eden on Brand, Ombra Wine Bar, Bourbon Steakhouse, or The Famous for even more Instagramable moments.
Desserts: It may be difficult to snap a photo before you plunge into these sweets but there are some delicious treats super close by. Try Cauldron Ice Cream’s rose shaped ice cream, Laudree’s macarons, Sprinkle’s cupcakes, It’s Boba Time’s specialty bobas, 85 Degree’s fresh buns, or Porto’s guava cheese rolls for a sugary pick me up.
Other fun stuff: The Museum of Neon Art, Antaeus Theatre, Alex Theatre, and all the incredible shopping you can find at the Americana at Brand and Glendale Galleria will be sure to keep you busy for the entire day.
The Museum of Selfies was created by Tair Mamedov and Tommy Honton and produced by Abylay Zhakashov. Tair Mamedov is a notable stand-up comedian, writer, director, and game designer who has worked in Russian film and television and escape rooms in Los Angeles. Tommy Honton is a writer, game designer, and narrative experience creator known best for his work in escape rooms and immersive storytelling. Abylay Zhakashov is an investor, entrepreneur, and film producer.