Architecture & Design Museum

Architecture & Design Museum

Address: 900 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 - MAP
Phone: (213) 346-9734
Web: aplusd.org

The Architecture & Design Museum, also known as the A+D Museum, explores the work of important regional, national and international designers. Become more aware of the architecture and design in everyday life when you visit the many design exhibits-architecture, interior design, fashion, graphic design and film design, to name a few.

Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center

Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center

Address: 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - MAP
Phone: (310) 443-7000
Web: hammer.ucla.edu

The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, or the Hammer Museum as it is more commonly referred to, is an art museum specializing in key single-artist and thematic exhibitions of historic or contemporary work. Originally created to house Armand Hammer's personal art collection, the museum is now operated by UCLA's School of Arts and Architecture and has expanded to include the Billy Wilder Theater.

Autry National Center

Autry National Center

Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027 - MAP
Phone: (323) 667-2000
Web: theautry.org

Celebrate the diversity and history of the American West at the Autry National Center. The Center contains three institutions with huge collections and multiple exhibits. The Southwest Museum contains a vast collection of Native American art, textiles and jewelry. The Museum of the American West displays many artifacts and the Institute for the Study of the American West shares its research about the area.

California African American Museum

California African American Museum

Address: 600 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 - MAP
Phone: (213) 744-7432
Web: www.caamuseum.org

Located near the California Science Center, the California African American Museum opened its doors to the public in 1981 in order to share the history, art and culture of African Americans with all Angelenos. Permanent and traveling exhibitions use a wide range of art and artifacts to educate the museum's guests.

California Science Center

California Science Center

Address: 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 - MAP
Phone: (323) 724-3623 (323-SCIENCE)
Web: californiasciencecenter.org

Learn about science through hands-on experiences and attractions at the California Science Center. Take a ride on the high wire bicycle to learn about gravity. Investigate the different climates and ecologies in the demonstration rooms. Get up close and personal with fish, spiders, lizards, hermit crabs, hissing cockroaches and snakes as you learn about the different species and how they live.

Chinese American Museum

Chinese American Museum

Address: 425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - MAP
Phone: (213) 485-8567
Web: camla.org

Housed in the oldest surviving structure of LA's original Chinatown, the Chinese American Museum is part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. As such, the mission of the Chinese American Museum is to use art, cultural artifacts and historical facts to "foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America's diverse heritage."

El Pueblo De Los Angeles

El Pueblo De Los Angeles

Address: 125 Paseo De La Plaza #400, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - MAP
Phone: (213) 628-1274
Web: www.elpueblo.lacity.org

Visit the place where Los Angeles was founded. El Pueblo De Los Angeles is near the original 1781 settlement, and has developed into a living museum. The area, in the historic and symbolic heart of the city, celebrates the Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French cultures that made up early Los Angeles history and culture.

GRAMMY Museum

GRAMMY Museum

Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 - MAP
Phone: (213) 765-6800
Web: www.grammymuseum.org

Explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of music at the GRAMMY Museum. This interactive and educational museum devotes itself to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards as well as the influence of musical icons. The GRAMMY features a permanent collection of musical artifacts, including items from the Beatles, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson.

Guinness World Records Museum

Guinness World Records Museum

Address: 6764 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 - MAP
Phone: (323) 463-6433
Web: www.guinnessmuseumhollywood.com

Half a block from the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theater you will find the Guinness World Records Museum. Based off the authoritative Guinness World Records books, this museum archives record-breaking achievements in a fun environment. Play with the interactive exhibits and read about some of the most unusual records in the world.

Heritage Square Museum

Heritage Square Museum

Address: 3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031 - MAP
Phone: (323) 225-2700
Web: heritagesquare.org

Learn about the first 100 years of South California's development at the Heritage Square Museum. Heritage Square consists of eight historic structures from the Victorian Era. Saved from demolition, these buildings have been preserved and restored to demonstrate the rich history and architecture from the 19th century.

Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum

Address: 6767 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 - MAP
Phone: (323) 462-5991
Web: www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com

See the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Take a photograph with some of the famous celebrities of today and years gone by-or at least, their wax doppelgangers. Feel like a guest on the red carpet as you walk through one of Los Angeles' most popular wax museums.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 - MAP
Phone: (323) 857-6000
Web: www.lacma.org

Admire art, collected from ancient to modern times, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. With over 100,000 pieces dating from all points in history, LACMA's seven-building complex is the largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago and has reached international notoriety. Besides both permanent collections and traveling exhibits, the museum also hosts film and concert series.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Address: 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007 - MAP
Phone: (213) 763-3466 (DINO)
Web: www.nhm.org

Opened in 1913, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest museum in the western US. Walk through 4.5 billion years of history as you stroll through the exhibits. Artifacts, fossils and specimen dating back from prehistory to today are preserved and displayed on all three floors.

Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

Address: 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 - MAP
Phone: (626) 449-6840
Web: www.nortonsimon.org

Enjoy all forms of art at the Norton Simon Museum. This art museum contains works from Europe, Asia and the Americas in its permanent collection. These pieces range from 14th century Renaissance oil paintings to early Baroque to modern and contemporary art. Beautiful marble sculptures line the galleries and the Front Garden and fill the extensive Sculpture Garden.

Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

Address: 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 - MAP
Phone: (323) 964-6356 (CARS)
Web: petersen.org

Car aficionados won't want to skip the Petersen Automotive Museum. Founded by the creator of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, this extensive automotive museum is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The museum owns over 200 vehicles and displays 100 to the public. Learn about the history of the automobile, visit the interactive exhibit to learn about the way a car works, or take a tour of the facility.

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