For museums located in Hollywood
, refer to PLACES OF INTEREST and VISUAL ARTS.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, L.A. (213) 403‐3000. Free. Exhibits digital and traditional photographic prints. Thurs Night Lecture Series, reservation required. Wed‐Sun 11am‐6pm. www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org
California African American Art Museum
600 State Dr., (213)744-7432. Free admission. Parking $10. Hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. www.caamuseum.org
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr., (213) 744‐2019. West Coast's largest hands‐on science center. See the amazing Endeavor. Advance ticket purchase recommended. 10am‐5pm. General Admission Free. www.californiasciencecenter.org
Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles St. (in El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, across from Union Station), (213) 485‐8567. A Moment in Your Family History, Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop, Journeys, and Origins ongoing. Tues‐Sun 10am‐3pm. www.camla.org
Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 937‐4230. Exhibitions challenge ideas about craft, design and folk art. Hours: Tues‐Fri 11am‐5pm, Sat & Sun 12‐6pm. www.cafam.org
Forest Lawn Museum
1712 South Glendale Ave., Glendale.
Recently named one of the top free museums in the Country. Revolutions 2: dazzling array of art that revolves around music-album cover originals and more! Thru Aug 2. Free admission and parking (323) 340-4792. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. www.forestlawn.com
The Getty Center
1200 N Sepulveda Blvd.., (310) 440‐7300. Features art, film, lectures, performances, and family events. Free admission; Parking $15. Hours: Tue‐Sun 10am‐5:30pm, except Sat 10am‐9pm. www.getty.edu
The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., (310) 440‐7300. Visit the ancient world of Greece and Rome. Admission free; tickets must be reserved; parking $15. Open every day except Tues and major holidays. Hours: 10am‐5pm. www.getty.edu
The GRAMMY Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd., (213) 765‐6800. Celebrates music, the art and technology of the recording process. Hours: Mon‐Fri 11:30am‐7:30pm and Sat‐Sun 10am‐7:30pm.
UCLA Hammer Museum of Art & Culture
10899 Wilshire Blvd., (310) 443‐7000.
Free. Tue-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. www.hammer.ucla.edu
Japanese American Nat'l Museum
369 East First St., (213) 625‐0414. Chronicles over 130 years of Japanese American history. Hours: Tues, Wed & Fri, Sat & Sun 11am‐5pm, Thurs 12‐8pm. www.janm.org
L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 857‐6000. Los Angeles' world-class art museum. Free 2nd Tues of month. Free to L.A. residents after 3pm weekdays. Mon, Tue, Thu 11am-5pm. Fri 11am-8pm. Sat-Sun 10am-7pm. www.lacma.org for complete schedule.
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
100 S. The Grove Dr., (323) 651‐3704. The first Holocaust museum in the U.S. Free admission. Hours: Sat‐Thurs 10am‐5pm, Fri 10am‐2pm. www.lamoth.org
Museum of Contemporary Art
250 S. Grand Ave., (213) 626‐6222. Extensive collection of Art from 1940 to present. Hours: Mon and Fri 11am‐5pm, Thurs 11am‐8pm, Sat & Sun 11am‐6pm. www.moca.org
National Museum of Animals & Society
4302 Melrose Ave., (323) 928-2652. Explore the human-animal bond. Thu-Sun 11am-6pm. www.museumofanimals.org
Natural History Museum of L.A. County
900 Exposition Blvd., (213) 763‐DINO. Declared a National Landmark in 1975. One of the world's most extensive collections of natural and cultural history.Hours: 9:30am‐5pm daily.
Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, (626) 449‐2742. One of four U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Wed‐Sun 10am‐6pm.
Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 934‐PAGE. Only active paleontological excavation site in the U.S., features Ice Age fossils. Hours: 9:30am‐5pm daily. www.tarpits.org
The Paley Center for Media
465 N. Beverly Dr., (310) 786‐1000. Over 100,000 radio and TV programs to hear and see. Open Wed‐Sun 12‐5pm. Free. www.paleycenter.org
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union St., Pasadena, (626) 568‐3665 Museum dedicated to the exhibition of California art from 1850 to the present. First Fri 12-5pm and third Thu 5-8pm of every month free.. Hours: Wed‐Sun 12pm‐5pm. www.pmcaonline.org
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 930‐2277. Classic and modern automobiles, motorcycles, and transportation history. Closed for extensive remodeling. www.petersen.org
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 449‐6840. Extensive European and Asian Art collections. Sculpture gardens. Mon- Thu: 12-5pm; Fri-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Closed Tue. First Fri of every month Free from 5-8pm. www.nortonsimon.org
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 440‐4500. Explores connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and American ideals. The Noir Effect Oct 23-Mar 1. Hours: Tues‐Fri 12‐5pm, Sat‐Sun 10am‐5pm. Closed Dec 25.
234 Museum Dr., Arroyo Campus. (323) 667-2000. Historic museum now under the auspices of The Autry National Center. Sat 10am‐4pm. Free. www.theautry.org/mt-washinton
Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance
9786 W. Pico Blvd., (310) 553‐8403. Exhibitions on racism and prejudice. Free parking.
Sun-Fri 10am‐5pm. www.museumoftolerance.com
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