Filming & Photography

Informal "vacation style" picture taking and home videotaping are permitted throughout the institution. No flash photography or tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks are permitted in the buildings, although they may be used in the gardens. Drone photography is not permitted. Additional photographic equipment is prohibited (lights, reflectors, props, costumes, models), except under commercial contract.

Personal portrait, engagement, wedding, and family photography sessions may be scheduled by appointment. Location fees and certain restrictions apply. For details and additional information, contact, 626-405-3426.

Commercial filming and photography are permitted by appointment only. Location fees, permits, and insurance are required, and certain restrictions may apply. For information about commercial photography and filming, visit or call 626-405-2215.

Student filming projects are permitted; however, commercial filming fees, permits, insurance requirements, and certain restrictions apply. No discounts are available at this time. For additional information, call 626-405-2215.

Painting in the gardens is permitted only for those who register as a member of the Gardens Art Guild, which is open to amateurs and professionals. For registration information contact, 626-405-3504.