The Lake Shrine hours vary depending on which area you visit.

Please plan ahead before visiting, and review the visitor information for the Meditation Gardens below.


Temple Tours are normally available on Sundays at 3:00 pm starting at the Lake level.

Please review the tour guidelines below, and call ahead if you have a large tour group.



Convenient Handicap Parking is provided. Please note that the path around the Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens is not completely paved and wheelchairs may need assistance moving up the steeper sections. Inquire with the Visitor Center receptionist for restroom facilities.




Visiting Hours for the Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens and Temple


The Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens are closed on Mondays and holidays, and may be closed during heavy rain conditions. Please call in advance if there is rain. (310) 454-4114.

Parking is available at the upper Temple level every day except Monday and Saturday during the Windmill Chapel renovation.

Gardens and Lake
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 4:30 p

Visitors' Center
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Gift Shop & Museum
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 to 10:45 am
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Windmill Chapel
Closed for Renovation

Lake Shrine Temple

Tuesday12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 - 4:00 pm

Saturday closed

Sunday: After Service until 4:00 pm

See monthly calendar for times and dates, or tour information below.

Office Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Temple Tour Information:

A free Docent-led Temple Tour is offered on Sundays beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the upper Temple Courtyard; approximately 30 minutes in length, highlighting history and special features of Lake Shrine.


A free Docent-led Lake Tour is also offered on the first Sunday of each month beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the upper Temple Courtyard, and is approximately one hour in length. Note: The tour requires descending several flights of stairs.

· The tour group must stay together. If you are unable to participate for the whole tour, we ask that you join us on a day that is more convenient for you to do so.

· The tour includes a guided 5-minute period of silent meditation. If you feel you, or any in your party, will be unable to join the group in that silence, then we kindly ask that you remain at the Lake level and enjoy all that it has to offer.

. Please make advance reservations for groups over 20 people.