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For museums located in Hollywood, refer to PLACES OF INTEREST and VISUAL ARTS.

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars (213) 403‐3000. Exhibits digital and traditional photographic prints. Iris Nights lecture series every Thurs, reservation required. Free. Open Wed-Sun.

Boyle Heights Museum
2102 E. 1st St. (323) 263-7684. Features exhibits showcasing immigrant stories and histories. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm.

The Broad
221 S. Grand Ave. (213) 232-6200. New Contemporary Art Museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. Free admission. Reservations recommended. Open Tue-Sun. Parking $12.

California African American Museum

600 State Dr. (213) 744-7432. Art and culture of African Americans in the west. Free. Parking $12. Open Tue-Sun.

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Dr. (323) 724-3623. West Coast's largest hands‐on science center. See the amazing Endeavor. Reservations recommended. Free General Admission. Open daily. Parking $12.

Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles St. (213) 485‐8567. In El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (oldest structure of LA's original Chinatown). Open Tue‐

Craft & Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 937‐4230. Exhibitions challenge ideas about craft, design and folk art. Open Tue-Sun.

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr. La Canada. (818) 949-4200. Camellia garden, oak forest, rose garden, native plants, lake and art gallery. Free parking. Open daily. 3rd Tue Free.

Forest Lawn Museum

1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. (888) 204-3131. Statuary and special exhibits. Noon-5pm Tues-Sun.

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr. (310) 440‐7300. Features art, film, lectures, performances and family events. Free admission. Parking $15. Open Tue‐Sun.

The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy. (310) 440‐7300. Visit the ancient world of Greece and Rome. Free admission. Reservations required. Parking $15. Closed Tues and major holidays.

Grammy Museum at LA Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd. (213) 765‐6800. Celebrates music and the art and technology of the recording process. Open daily.

The Hammer Museum at UCLA

10899 Wilshire Blvd. (310) 443‐7000. Champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light. Free. Parking $6. Open Tue-Sun.

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave. (213) 625‐0414. Chronicles over 130 years of Japanese American history. Open Tue-Sun. Free 3rd Thu.

L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 857‐6000. Los Angeles' world-class art museum. Free to L.A. residents and after 3pm weekdays. Closed Wed.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

100 S. The Grove Dr. (323) 651‐3704. The first Holocaust museum in the U.S. Free. Open Daily.

Museum of Contemporary Art

250 S. Grand Ave. (213) 626‐6222. Extensive collection of art from 1940 to present. Open Wed-Mon. Free Thu 5-8pm. 

Museum of Tolerance  
9786 W. Pico Blvd. (310) 772-2505. Exhibitions on racism and prejudice. Advance tickets required. Free parking. Closed Sat.  

Natural History Museum of L.A. County
900 Exposition Blvd. (213) 763‐3466. Declared a National Landmark in 1975. One of the world's most extensive collections of natural and cultural history. Open daily. 1st Tue

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. 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. Open Wed‐Sun. 2nd Sun free. 
Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 934-7243. Only active paleontological excavation site in the U.S. Features Ice Age fossils. Open daily, 1st Tue free.

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. Free.

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St., Pasadena. (626) 568‐3665. Museum dedicated to the exhibition of California art from 1850 to the present. Open Wed‐Sun. 1st Fri 12-5pm and 3rd Thu 5-8pm free.

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 930‐2277. Classic and modern automobiles, motorcycles and transportation history. Open daily.

Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449‐6840. Extensive European and Asian Art collections. Sculpture gardens. Closed Tue. 1st Fri of every month free from 5-8pm.

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 440‐4500. Explores connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and American ideals. Open Tue‐Sun, Thu Free.

Historic Southwest Museum

234 Museum Dr. (323) 221-2164. Historic museum now under the auspices of The Autry National Center. Sat 10am‐5pm. Free.