More Museum


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. Hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. www.caamuseum.org


California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Dr., (213) 744‐2019. The West Coast's largest hands‐on science center. See the amazing Endeavor; Pompeii : The Exhibition thru Jan 4. Hours 10am‐5pm 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 onof the top free museums in the Country. Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle thru Jan 4. Free admission and parking (323) 340-4792. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. www.forestlawn.com

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr., (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.Pepe Aguilar...La Leyenda Continúa thru Feb 1, 2015. The history of the GRAMMY® Awards. Barry White: Unlimited Love thru May 2014. Hours: Mon‐Fri 11:30am‐7:30pm and Sat‐Sun 10am‐7:30pm. www.grammymuseum.org


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. Common Ground: The Heart of Community ongoing. 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. Free 2nd Tues of month. Free to L.A. residents after 5pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri. 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.  Magdalena Fernandez  Sept 21-Feb 2. 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. www.nhm.org


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.  A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century thru Apr 2015.   Wed‐Sun 10am‐6pm. www.pacificasiamuseum.org


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 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.  Hours: Tues‐Sun 10am‐6pm; 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. www.skirball.org

Southwest Museum of the American Indian

234 Museum Dr., Arroyo Campus (323) 221‐2164. 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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