Los Angeles Museums
Unique and inspiring interactive exhibits, special events and youth and adult educational programs help visitors confront prejudice and discrimination, the legacy of the Holocaust, and historical and contemporary human rights issues. Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves celebrates family histories with virtual host, Billy Crystal.
Gene Autry is the only entertainer to have five stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, he is also the only one to have three museums in LA. The Museum of American West not only honors Native American history but provides opportunities for today's Natives with the Native Voices Theater at the Autry.
This outdoor transportation museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of railroading in the western United States. The collection features steam locomotives, passenger cars, and trolleys dating from the 1880s to the 1940s. Also on display in the Exhibit Building is a sizeable collection of automobiles and horse-drawn vehicles. A miniature train ride operates daily (adults $1.75, children $1.25). Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; extended hours during the summer season. Closed December 25 (Christmas Day). Gift Shop. School tours and educational information available with reservation. Admission and parking are free. For information and group reservations, call(323) 662-5874.
Celebrating the life and times of billionaire John Paul Getty, this museum is located on Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, CA.
Researching and archiving the history of the LAPD, The Los Angeles Police Historical Society Museum is a one stop spot to uncover the arresting facts of the city's police department. Free parking, photo reprints, and memberships available.
Founded in 1979 MOCA collects and preserves contemporary art from the 1940's to present. This makes it the only museum in Los Angeles to exclusively collect contemporary art.
The mission of the Korean American Museum is to promote the history and culture of Korean Americans, and to help build a wide array of generational audiences.
The Hammer Museum has a mandate to celebrate the life and works of modern artists and their collective influence on culture. Many of the works exhibited are considered cutting edge and thought-provoking, and the museum features a stable of internationally recognized visual artists. A modern theatre facility is also located at the museum, showcasing inspiring films from emerging directors.
The mission of the Chinese American Museum is to share to richness of the Chinese American culture and to document and commend those who have contributed to the diverse and dynamic community.
Primarily exploring the art of cultures from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Americas, this museum seeks to enhance the appreciation for the diverse cultures of the world through its exhibits, publications, and public programing.
Hundreds of historic artifacts, documents, religious treasures, and photographs will bring history to life as the "World That Was" is revisited. Part of the Jewish Federation since 1978.
The California African American Museum celebrates and tells the stories of African American contributors and achievments through programs and exhibits.
Guided tours are offered Wednesday - Friday from October - May in over twenty different subjects. During the hour long guided tours, the halls are brought to life by the variety of teaching techniques such as hands-on specimens, interactive discussions and demonstrations.
Due to inadequate storage facilities The Autry National Center's Southwest Museum of the American Indian is currently in rehabilitation, and plans to move by 2009. Limited access to the collection is available.
Located at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, this facility allows children of all ages to participate in a number of activities. Take fossil rubbings from a wall, observe water drops under a microscope, see live animals and engage in a number of other educational activities.
This museum is dedicated to collecting and showing the art of Asia, traditional and modern. The Pacific Asia Museum is host to events, exhibits, family festivals, lectures, classes, and tours. Free admission every fourth Friday of the month, and free parking.
Connecting the past with the present the Autry National Center is muli-cultural history center formed of three important museums: the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of the American West, and the Women of the West Museum.
Dedicated to promoting the understanding and awareness of America's cultural and ethnic diversity by sharing the experiences of Japanese Americans.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is a museum dedicated to educating visitors about the Holocaust and commemorating victims of the Holocaust
Watch paleontologists in action!
Stopover? Layover? Just interested in airports? Learn about the military air base, once known as Mines Field, and how it became LAX international, the world's 5th busiest passenger airport with over 61 million people traveling through its gates in 2005.
The oldest house in LA; Avila Adobe provides a window into 1840's LA. Once headquarters for Commodore Robert Stockton during the Mexican-American War, it now houses a museum.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM.