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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.