More Museums


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. 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.  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. 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. 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 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. www.skirball.org

Southwest Museum

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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