Photo Permits

The Caltech grounds are available for special occasion photo shoots. The campus has a variety of architectural styles and natural surroundings perfect for wedding, engagement, quinceañera, or portrait photography.

Quick Facts:

  • Only external shots are allowed; you may not shoot inside any campus buildings.
  • Photo shoots may be scheduled Monday through Friday after 5:30 p.m. or at any time on Saturday or Sunday.
  • All photo shoot schedules are subject to approval.
  • You must submit a completed application form and use fee prior to your photo shoot.
  • The use fee is $250 for most photo shoots. (PRICE INCREASE TO $275 - EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1st, 2014)

To find out more about permits for wedding and professional photography, please contact

James Muro
Caltech Ticket Office
1200 E. California Blvd.

Winnett Center MC 101-51

Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-4656