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Southern California Museums - compiled by Tamiza's Treats


Whatever your interests are, you can find out more about it at a local museum! This is a compilation of Southern California museums organized alphabetically. The term 'museum' is used here to encompass a variety of educational and cultural instutions including gardens, adobes, zoos, etc.

I think there is so much to offer right here in our backyards or a just a drive away, so I decided to put this list together for me to have as a reference. Then I thought that it might be a nice resource to share with others. I haven't had a chance to visit most of these, but one day. I do not represent any of these institutions. Enjoy!

Before planning your amazing visit, be sure to get the latest details about hours, pricing, parking, special exhibits, special events, etc. Many of these museums offer free days, too.

Click on the name of the museum to visit its website.


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - Coming 2019

6067 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 310-247-3000

The Museum will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. It will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.

A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum

900 E. 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213-346-9734
Summer Hours (June 01- Oct 01) -- Weds: 2p-6p; Thurs-Fri: 2p-8p; Sat-Sun: 12p-7p.
$7 Adult, $5 Students & Seniors, Free for Children under 12

Their mission is to celebrate and promote an awareness of progressive architecture and design in everyday life through exhibits, educational programs and public outreach.

Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265, 310-456-8432
Guided Tours: Thurs-Sat 11a-3p.
$7 Adults; $2 Children 6-16; Free: Children <5. Cash only.

The Spanish Colonial Revival style home - a National Historic Site, California Historical Landmark, and a California State Park - casts a magical spell, allowing visitors to evoke old California in a way few places can.

African American Firefighter Museum

1401 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90021, 213-744-1730
Tues-Thurs: 10a-2p; Sun: 1p-4p

Dedicated to collecting, conserving and sharing the heritage of African American Fire Fighters through collaboration and education. 

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

219 South Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-778-1079
Sept-May: Weds-Sat 10a-5p; June-Aug: Fri-Sun 10a-5p. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

The Museum inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native cultures. We keep the spirit alive through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs.

Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery

2001 E. Agua Mansa Rd, Colton, CA  92324, 909-798-8608
California Historical Landmark #121
Tues-Sat: 10a-3p.  Closed County holidays.
$5 adult, $4 senior/military, $2.50 student/child, under 5 free​

The communities of Agua Mansa and La Placita, across from each other along the Santa Ana River, were the first non-native settlements in the San Bernardino Valley and had the first church and school. These villages were the largest settlement between New Mexico, and Los Angeles during the 1840s. Today, the Cemetery is all that remains of these once-thriving communities.

American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial

550 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA  90731
Always open

The first national memorial to merchant seamen in the US was commissioned by a group of local seamen to honor merchant marine veterans from all wars. At the height of World War II, there were 215,000 merchant mariners, including many teenage boys too young to enlist in the military, and men classified as 4-F, yet caught up in the patriotic fervor that swept the country after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

América Tropical Interpretative Center

125 Paseo de La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-628-1274
Tues-Sun: 10a-3p.  Mural viewing hours vary depending on season.

Dedicated to the life and legacy of David Alfaro Siqueiros. His mural, América Tropical, continues to have a profound influence on the Chicano Muralist Movement in Los Angeles. The messages he relayed through his provocative art have impacted people in the world over.

Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, Los Angeles, CA 90067|
Hours: open during exhibitions only

The Annenberg features several powerfully-themed exhibits a year as well as photography-oriented programming, including lectures, workshops, master classes and family-friendly events.

Armory Center for the Arts

145 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA  91103, 626-792-5101
Tues-Sun: 12p-5p
Free.  Suggested donation $5.

The Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching and presenting the arts, and by providing accessible public spaces for the exhibition of contemporary art and to providing meaningful experiences in art education.

Andres Pico Adobe

10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA  91345, 818-365-7810
California Historical Landmark #362; on the National Register of Historic Places
Mon: 10a-4p; Third Sundays, 1p-4p.  Closed holidays.

The Adobe is one of the oldest adobe structures in the City of Los Angeles. Built in 1834, it represents a bygone era and the rich historical past of the San Fernando Valley.  Today, the Adobe serves as a museum of Valley history, with exhibits of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era artifacts, costumes and clothing that span more than a century, and furniture from the Victorian era, when it was home to members of the Pico family.

Angels Gate Cultural Center

3601 S. Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA, 310-519-0936
Mon-Fri: 10a-5p; Sat-Sun: 12p-5p

Striving to provide the Southern California community with year-round schedule of gallery exhibitions and community classes.  In addition, the Center provides professional work-studio space for 52 artists, including musicians, ceramists, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, printmakers and jewelers.

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562-590-3100
Daily: 9a-6p.  Some exhibits have different hours.  Closed Christmas.
$29.95 Adults, $26.95 Seniors 62+, $17.95 Children (3-11)
Admission includes all the galleries, hands-on labs, and presentations.  Additional packages available for more features.

The Aquarium is the fourth most-attended aquarium in the nation. It displays over 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits that represent the diversity of the Pacific Ocean. Beyond its world-class animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Through these programs and a variety of multimedia experiences, the Aquarium provides opportunities to delve deeper into ocean science and learn more about our planet.


26930 Barton Road, Redlands, CA 92373,  909-798-8608
California Historical Landmark #42
Tues-Sat: 10a-3p.  Closed County holidays.
$5 adult, $4 senior/military, $2.50 student/child, under 5 free

Reproduction of the original Estsancia ranch outpost of the Mission San Gabriel.  ​A visit to the Asistencia will allow you the chance to visit its museum, walk through historic rooms, and relax in the gardens.  The Asistencia's chapel and the landscaped courtyard have been favorite sites for weddings since the 1930s.

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport St, El Segundo, CA  90245, 310-909-0985
Daily: 10a-4p.  Rides on Sundays only: 10a-3:30p.
$10 Adult, $8 Senior, $5 Children (11-17 yrs), Free for Children under 10

​​ADM exists to preserve automotive history, interpret the historical significance, educate our guests and provide them with the opportunity to take a ride in one of the museum’s historic collector vehicles.

Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027, 323-667-2000
Tues-Fri: 10a-4p; Sat-Sun: 10a-5p
$14 Adults, $10 Students (with current ID) and Seniors (60+); $6 Children (3–12); Free for Children under 3

Discover the art, history, and cultures of the American West! The Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and artifacts, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. 

Banning Museum

401 E. M St, Wilmington, CA 90744, 310-548-7777
Tours Only - Tues-Sat: 12:30p, 1:30p, & 2:30p, Sat-Sun: 12:30p, 1:30p, 2:30p & 3:30p.  Closed national holidays.
Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $1 Children

Phineas Banning, entrepreneur, founder of the city of Wilmington, and “Father of the Port of Los Angeles”—built the 23-room residence in 1864. Subsequent generations lived in it until 1925; in 1927, the residence, stagecoach barn, and surrounding 20 acres of parkland were acquired by the City of Los Angeles. The Museum engages visitors in a living history experience, showing how the family lived, worked, and entertained.

Battleship USS Iowa Museum

250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA  90731, LA Waterfront Berth 87, 877-446-9261
​Daily: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$19.95 Adult, $16.95 Seniors 62+ and Active/Retired/Reserve Military with ID, $11.95 Youth (6-11 yrs), Free for Children under 5.

The West Coast’s only Battleship open to the public is dedicated to “Celebrating the American Spirit” through the preservation and interpretation of the Battleship IOWA. By sharing the accomplishments and sacrifices of American patriots and engaging visitors in unique and exciting ways, they bring the ship to life by connecting the past with the future.

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

61855 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA, 760-366-9000
Tues-Sat: 10a-6p
Hair Service available by appointment.

Jeff Hafler began collecting hair and beauty artifacts and memorabilia when he was 19 in beauty school, in 1991. The collection now contains thousands of pieces of “hair-aphernalia” and can be seen at his salon and museum in Joshua Tree, California. The collection has been recognized world wide as one of the foremost hair and beauty museums in America and Jeff’s story has been archived in the Library of Congress.

Big Bear Discovery Center

40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333, 909-382-2790
Thurs-Mon: 9a-4p

The Center is the largest visitor center in Big Bear Valley.  Enjoy exhibits, weekly programs, eco-tours, and special events like outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Amphitheater. Our goal is to ensure your visit here is enjoyable and heightens your awareness to help you become a more knowledgeable and responsible caretaker of the San Bernardino National Forest.

Big Bear Valley Historical (Eleanor Abbot) Museum

800-B Greenway Dr, Big Bear City, CA 92314, 909-585-8100
Memorial Day Weekend through the second weekend in September: Sat, Sun, Wed, and Mon Holidays: 10a-4p

Houses an extensive collection of artifacts, featuring exhibits from the indigenous Serrano Indians, the gold mining era, cowboys and cattle ranching, logging, fox farming and early winter sports.  Museum grounds include the old Big Bear City Community Market, Historic Cienega Largo Log Cabin, 1900's Shay Meadow Cabin, and the old mule barn.

Bowers Museum

2002 N. Main St, Santa Ana, CA  92706, 714-567-3600
Tues-Sun: 10a-4p.  Closed major holidays.
$13-15 Adults, $10-12 Seniors 62+, $10-12 Students 12+, Free for Children under 12

Celebrates world cultures through their arts.

The Broad

221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-232-6200
Tues-Weds: 11a-5p; Thurs-Fri: 11a-8p; Sat: 10a-8p; Sun: 10a-6p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Free - however, you may want to book in advance

The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement.

Cabazon Dinosaurs

50770 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA 92230, 951-922-8700
Mon-Fri: 10a-4:30p, Sat-Sun: 9a-6:30p
$12 Adults (13-54 yrs); $10 Child (3-12 yrs); $8 Senior 55+, Military with ID; Free: Children <2

The Dinosaurs have long been regarded as one of the most iconic roadside attractions. Featured in cult classics such as Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure and The Wizard, the dinosaurs have staked their place in pop culture. Mr. Rex’s Dinosaur Adventure includes a dinosaur exhibit featuring over 50 lifelike dinosaurs, a dinosaur dig, fossil panning, and access to climb inside Mr. Rex all the way up to his mouth!

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

67616 E. Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, 760-329-7610
Oct-May: Tues-Sun 9a-4p; June-Sept: Weds-Sat 9a-1p
$13 General; $11 Seniors, Active Military, Children 6-12
Free: The Museum courtyard, outer bldgs, Trading Post, and Water Gallery and open to the public during regular Museum hours

Cabot’s Pueblo is marvel of engineering and design. The home was built beginning in 1941, and was always intended to be a museum in addition to the residence for Cabot and Portia Yerxa. The Hopi-inspired building is hand-made and created from reclaimed and found materials from throughout the Coachella Valley. Filled with Native American art and artifacts, souvenirs of Cabot’s travels around the world, displays on Native American Rights, and Cabot’s own works of art, the Pueblo Museum officially opened to the public in 1949. The Pueblo has four stories, is 5,000 square feet and includes 35 rooms, 150 windows, 30 rooflines, and 65 doors.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731, 310-548-7562
Tues-Fri: 12p-5p; Sat-Sun: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Suggested donation of $5 for adults and $1 for children and seniors.

Discover the underwater world of Southern California. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a trusted resource that inspires exploration, respect and conservation of Southern California marine life.

Calico Early Man Site

Located about 15 miles northeast of Barstow, CA, off I-15. From the Minneola Road exit, follow the signs north about two miles on graded dirt roads to the site.
Schedule of Operation: Field Work Weekends are the first Saturday of the month, October through May

~ Visits to the site have been suspended indefinitely ~
The Calico Mountains Archaeological Site is part of the Calico Mountains Archaeological District which includes about 900 acres in the central Mojave Desert, just 16 miles east of Barstow.

Calico Ghost Town

36600 Ghost Town Road, Yermo, CA  92398, 800-862-2542
State Historical Landmark 782
Daily: 9a-5p. Closed Christmas.
$8 Adults; $5 Youth (4-11); Free: Children <3

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California.  With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span.  When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population.  The miners packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living.  It became a "ghost town."  

California African American Museum

600 State Dr, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA  90037, 213-744-2084
Tues-Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 11a-5p

CAAM’s permanent collection consists of over 4,000 objects ranging from the 1800s to the present. It encompasses paintings, photographs, film, sculpture, historical documents, and artifacts, and it spans nineteenth-century landscape paintings to modern artworks to contemporary mixed-media reflections on cultural and political events.

California Citrus State Historic Park

9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, 951-780-6222
Park: April-Sept: Mon-Fri 8a-5p, Sat-Sun 8a-7p. Oct-March: Daily 8a-5p
Visitor Center: Fri-Sun 10a-4p

This park preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry and tells the story of this industry's role in the history and development of California. The park recaptures the time when "Citrus was King" in California, recognizing the importance of the citrus industry in southern California.

California Route 66 Museum

16825 South D St, Victorville, CA 92395, 760-951-0436
Mon, Thurs-Sat: 10a-4p; Sun: 11a-3p. Closed major holidays.
Free. Donations accepted.

The interactive museum has over 4500 sq. ft. of floor space and photo opportunities for visitors to share memories in such settings as a 50’s diner, a VW Love Bus complete with hippy wigs and sunglasses for that perfect shot. You can jump up onto the 1917 Model T Ford and any one of our docents would be glad to take a picture of you and your party. We have the first Santa Monica “End of the Trails” booth that is becoming quite popular with visitors.

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037, 323-SCIENCE
Daily: 10-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.
Free general admission to all permanent exhibits.  Additional fees for IMAX, and special exhibits/events.

The facility has four major exhibit areas. World of Life probes the commonalities of the living world, from the single-celled bacterium to the 100-trillion-celled human being; Creative World examines the ways people employ technology to meet their needs for transportation, communication and structures; Ecosystems features a blend of nearly 400 species of live plants and animals, and hands-on exhibits in 11 immersive environments; and the Air and Space Exhibits include the Space Shuttle Endeavour where guests are able to see Endeavour up close, and explore the design of aircraft, spacecraft, and space probes for specific tasks by applying the principles of air, space, and flight.

Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties

3855 Market St, Riverside, CA 92501, 951-222-8846
Sat: 10a-4p

It houses a research museum and art gallery highlighting significant events that shaped the history of our region and nation.  During your visit, you will discover compelling stories of courage and have an opportunity to reflect on moments documenting the ongoing fight for equality for all.

Centro Cultural de la Raza

2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-235-6135
Tues-Sun: 12p-4p
Suggested donation of $5

The Centro provides classes and features a dynamic inter-disciplinary schedule of events which includes exhibits, musical performances, installation art, readings, receptions, Azteca dance, Teatro Chicano, Ballet Folklorico, film screenings and other events.

Chaffey Community Museum of Art

217 S. Lemon Ave, Ontario, CA 91761, 909-463-3733
Thurs-Sun: 12p-4p. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Since 1941, the Museum has been sharing the gift of visual art with residents of the inland communities of Southern California. First founded as an art association, CCMA has since grown into an important regional museum that provides public access to fine art and supports the local artistic community.

Chaffey-Garcia House / Museum

7150 Etiwanda Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 909- 899-8432
2nd Sat of each month: 10a-2p

Maintained by the Etiwanda Historical Society - ensures the ongoing creation of a museum of local history within the Chaffey-Garcia House and Barn. It is rich with many Chaffey Family treasures and local artifacts.

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert

71-701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, 760-321-0602
Mon-Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 1p-5p; 3rd Weds: 5p-8p
$9.95 General (ages 1+); $7.95 Active Military with ID; $2 with EBT card & valid ID

Come explore over 80 hands-on educational exhibits and have some serious fun! 

Chinese American Museum

425 N. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-485-8657
Tues-Sun: 10a-3p.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Suggested Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Seniors 60+ and Students (with ID)

Their mission is to foster a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, America’s diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy, and continued contributions of Chinese Americans.

Chino Youth Museum

13191 Sixth St, Chino, CA 91710, 909-334-3270
Sept-May: Weds-Sun 10a-4p. June-Aug: Mon-Fri 10a-5p, Sat-Sun 10a-4p
$4 General Admission

Interactive learning to foster a better understanding of tomorrow through appreciation of yesterday and today.

Coachella Valley History Museum

82616 Miles Ave, Indio, CA 92201,760-342-6651
Oct-May: Mon, Thurs-Sat: 10a-4p, Sun 1p-4p. June-Sept: Fri-Sat 10a-4p. Closed major holidays.
$8 Adults; $6 Seniors 55+; Free: Active Duty Military with ID, First Saturday of the month

The museum is a historical campus which contains the 1926 adobe Smiley-Tyler House - housing our main exhibits - the historic 1909 Indio Schoolhouse and the world's only Date Museum, and more.

Colton Area Museum

Located in the former Carnegie Public Library
380 N. La Cadena Drive, Colton, CA
Weds & Fri: 1p-4p; Sat: 11a-2p

Dedicated to promoting public awareness of Colton area history by collecting, preserving and displaying historic artifacts. In carrying out its mission, the museum also holds monthly meetings featuring topics of historical interest, publishes Crossroads, a twice-yearly journal of Colton area history, and presents exhibits to annual community events such as Unity Day and Discover Colton.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
Tues-Sat: 10a-5p
$5 Adults and Children 4+; $3 Seniors, Veterans, Teachers; Free: Children <3, CMSC, ASTC Members

The Center is the only space science learning center in the Los Angeles area dedicated to hands-on robotics and boasts LA’s only Challenger Learning Center.  We are also dedicated to preserving the history of aerospace engineering in Downey. You will learn about Downey’s place in the exploration of space flight, from the Apollo capsules to the Space Shuttle Orbiters.

Cooper Regional History Museum

217 East A St, Upland, CA  91786, 909-982-8010
Thurs-Sat: 11a–5p

​Dedicated to a better appreciation and understanding of the history and culture in Upland, Ontario, Montclair, Mt. Baldy and Rancho Cucamonga – communities once a part of the “model colony” established by George and William Chaffey in the 1880’s.

Corona Heritage Park and Museum

510 W Foothill Pkwy, Corona, CA 92882, 951-898-0687
Tues-Sat: 10a-2p. Closed holidays.

Corona Foothill Lemon Company was established in 1911 by S.B. Hampton. What remains was the center of 2,000 acres of groves, the largest single lemon ranch in California. The headquarters and surrounding buildings were converted to Corona Heritage Park by a volunteer-run non-profit foundation. We’re proud of what people can accomplish when they decide to work together to provide something unique and spectacular for their region.

Craft and Folk Art Museum

5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90036, 323-937-4230
Tues-Fri: 11a-5p; Sat-Sun: 11a-6p.  First Thurs: 6:30p-9:30p
$7 General, $5 Students/Seniors 65+, Free for Children under 10, Veterans, & Active Military.  Sundays: Pay what you can!

CAFAM exhibits current artists with intriguing perspectives and distinctive practices. CAFAM offers consistently unexpected exhibitions of compelling work that takes traditional techniques in new, often surprising directions. Exploring the leading edge of craft, art, and design, CAFAM gives audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is often not represented in larger art institutions.

Daggett Museum

Located in The Old Stone Hotel, 33703 2nd St, Daggett, CA 92327
Sat: 10a-4p

The Museum contains artifacts and displays on the mining, train routes, and the history of the area from its early days as as the Southwestern Terminus of the Southern Pacific Railroad to its later importance as a major stop along Route 66. The museum features over 40 display cases featuring mining, railroad, WWI and WWII artifacts including some of the largest collections in the area of mining and assay equipment, historic cameras, and desert farming.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA  91011, 818-949-4200
Daily: 9a-5p.  Closed Christmas.
$9 General, $6 Seniors 65+ and Students with ID, $4 Children (5-12 yrs), Free for Children under 5.

Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Visit for a stroll, a concert or a class — there are so many ways to explore.

Desert Discovery Center

831 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA, 760-252-6060
Tues-Sat: 11a-4p

DDC houses the "Old Woman Meteorite," the second largest meteorite found in the United States which weighed 6,070 pounds when discovered in 1975. A native plant and animal habitat is also housed in the secret garden and pond area where visitors can enjoy the peaceful environment with art installations and meet our popular resident tortoises. DDC provides environment-based education programs that provide focused learning of the natural world while inspiring environmental stewardship.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

11800 Foothill Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  91342, 818-686-2823
Daily: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$17.95 Adults, $14.95 Senior 62+, $12.95 Children 3-14, Free for Children 2 and under

Impacting the lives of children through hands-on science education. From early childhood education to STEM proficiency, healthy living to environmental stewardship, these initiatives go to the heart of the mission as an entity of inspiration, education, and transformation.

Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N. Main St, Santa Ana, CA  92705, 714-542-2823
Daily: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$17.95 Adults, $14.95 Senior 62+, $12.95 Children 3-14, Free for Children 2 and under

Impacting the lives of children through hands-on science education. From early childhood education to STEM proficiency, healthy living to environmental stewardship, these initiatives go to the heart of the mission as an entity of inspiration, education, and transformation.

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

1052 Banning Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744, 310-548-7509
Tours Only - Tues, Weds, & Thurs: 10a & 11:30a; Sat-Sun: 11:30a & 1p.
$5 donation requested.  Free for children under 12.

The Museum is housed in the last remaining original wooden building of the 22 structures built as a military post during the Civil War in the Los Angeles area. Drum Barracks, named after Lt. Col. Richard Coulter Drum, Adjutant General of the Department of the Pacific in San Francisco, served as the Union Army headquarters for Southern California and the Arizona Territory from 1861-1871.

Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens

9401 Oak Glen Road, Cherry Valley, CA 92223, 951-845-2626
Thurs-Sat: 10a-5p. Closed County holidays.
$5 Adults; Free: Children <12, Veterans with ID

The Museum is a historic home that is committed to preserving its collection of 16th to 19th century decorative arts while offering social, cultural and educational enrichment.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-485-6855

El Pueblo is near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo or town where forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community in September 1781.  Today, El Pueblo is a living museum that continues to fulfill its unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city. They attract over 2 million visitors annually who are eager to view a dozen free museums and attractions.


208 Main St, El Segundo, CA  90245, 424-277-1020
Fri-Sun: 10a-5p.  Closed major holidays.

ESMoA is an art laboratory - provocative, functional and agile, the art space presents a fertile platform for exploring the transformational qualities of art.  Transdisciplinary, International, Dynamic and Open are key elements of ESMoA’s DNA, while art experiences are its modus operandi, with installations of original work from contemporary artists and collectors.

Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Education Garden

695 Ash St, San Jacinto, CA 92583, 951-654-4952
Fri-Sun: 11a-4p

The water-wise garden has been designed with water conservation in mind. The purpose of this garden is to educate our community about the beauty and water saving benefits of planting drought tolerant and native California plants. The garden was designed primarily with California native plants. However, there are also plants from around the world that thrive in our Southern California climate.

Estudillo Mansion

150 S. Dillon Ave, San Jacinto, CA, 951-255-5598
Sat: 11a-4p

The mansion was built in 1884 by Francisco Estudillo, Jr. The mansion and a twin mansion built by his brother Antonio Estudillo, are all that remain of a 35,000 acre Mexican land grant given to their father, Jose Antonio Estudillo in 1842.  Francisco Estudillo was San Jacinto's first postmaster, and was also appointed Mission Indian Agent for the Federal Government, responsible for 32 reservations in southern and central California. In 1890, he was elected San Jacinto's second mayor, serving until 1892.

FIDM Museum & Galleries

919 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-623-5821
Tues-Sat: 10a-5p. Open during exhibitions only.

The FIDM Museum and Library, Inc. collects, preserves, and interprets fashion objects and support materials with outstanding design merit. It fosters student learning, public engagement, and recognition of the creative arts and entertainment industries by providing access to the collections through exhibitions, publications, and other research opportunities.

Fingerprints Youth Museum

123 S. Carmalita St, Hemet, CA 92543, 951-765-1223
Weds-Fri: 11a-4:45p; Sat-Sun: 10a-4:45p
$5 Ages 2-55; $4 Seniors; Free for Children <2

Interactive learning to promote educational experiences for children and accompanying adults.

Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-238-1233
Daily: Sun-Thurs: 10a-6p; Fri: 10a-10p
$16.95-$19.95 Adults 13+, $15.95-$17.95 Seniors 65+, $14.95-$16.95 Juniors 3-12.  Special pricing for military, seniors, teachers, San Diego residents and more.

They connect people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future.  At the center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond.

Fontana Historical Society Museum

16830 Spring St, Fontana, CA 92335, 909-350-3539
Mon & Fri: 10a-2p

Our goal is to inform the public on the benefits of restoring and preserving the numerous vintage homes, buildings and artifacts throughout the City. Fontana has many landmarks such as the popular Pepper Street House and the Pagliuso Family Chapel. Through the restoration and preservation of landmarks like these we are able to raise public awareness to Fontana's history.​

Forest Lawn Museum

1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205
Tues-Sun: 10a-5p

The Museum is committed to enriching the community through the educational presentation of artwork that focuses on history, culture and religion.

Fort MacArthur Museum

3601 S. Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA  90731, 310-548-2631.  Located in Angeles Gate Park.
Tue, Thurs, Sat & Sun: 12p-4p

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Fort MacArthur, a U.S. Army post which guarded the Los Angeles harbor from 1914 to 1974. It is housed in the corridors and galleries of historic Battery Osgood-Farley.  The Fort MacArthur Reservations hold an important collection of historical structures which were part of the U.S. Army's role in the defense of the American continental coastline from invasion. These structures clearly trace the development of American coastal defenses, from the all big gun era of the turn of the century to the missile era of today.

Fowler Museum at UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310-825-4361
Weds: 12p-8p; Thurs-Sun: 12p-5p.  Closed holidays - check schedule.

Explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present.  The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.  Also featured is the work of international contemporary artists presented within the complex frameworks of politics, culture and social action.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263
Tues-Sat: 11a-5p

The Museum showcases historical and contemporary art by nationally recognized artists, but focuses on the art of California.

Gateway to Nature - Western National Parks Center

130 Paseo de La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-265-7723
Mon-Sat: 9:30a-6p; Sun: 11a-6p

The center explores the way in which nature is open to interpretation, inviting imagination, creativity, whimsy, and even mystery.  It challenges traditional notions of outdoor exploration by highlighting unique ways people in Los Angeles engage with nature, in particular, their local parks, forests, and public lands.  By expanding visitors’ perceptions, the center aims to educate and encourage new modes of park participation—but more importantly, spark moments of self-discovery, identification, and advocacy.

General Patton Memorial Museum

62-510 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA  92201, 760-227-3483
Daily: 9:30a-4:30p. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$8 Adults; $7 Seniors, Previous Military; $4.50 Children; Free Active Military & Children <6

Their mission is to promote peace by honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans while educating the public on modern U.S. military history through the preservation and interpretation of artifacts from the major conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Gillespie Field Annex to the San Diego Air & Space Museum

335 Kenney St, El Cajon, CA 92020, 619-258-1221.  Located on the north side of Gillespie Field.
Mon, Weds-Sat: 8a-4p
Free admission; donations accepted.

From a small one-hangar beginning, Gillespie Field has grown to become an integral part of the Museum’s aircraft restoration and replica reproduction program. The Facility has produced some of SDASM’s finest work.  Of local significance, a Convair F-102A Delta Dagger recently completed restoration at the Annex. This aircraft was built in San Diego at Convair’s Lindbergh Field plant in the mid-1950s. Many of the volunteers who participated in preservation efforts actually worked on the F-102 while employed by Convair/General Dynamics.

Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum

1901 W. Wilson St, Banning, CA 92220, 951-922-9200
2nd & 4th Sat: 10a-4p; Fri 12p-4p
$4 Adults; $3 Children <12; $1 Dogs

Preserves, celebrates, and interprets the history of late 1800’s California, from the Cahuilla Indians to the exploration and settlement of southern California and the San Gorgonio Pass. Once just an adobe hut, then a stage stop and general store and finally an expansive ranch house, the Gilman Ranch site remains today a storybook of the past. Now also home to the largest public collection of wagons, buggies and stagecoaches in southern California, this site is a must-see for locals and tourists alike.

Goffs Schoolhouse & Cultural Center

37198 Lanfair Rd, Essex, CA 92332, 760-733-4482
National Register of Historic Places #01001102
Oct-June: Sat-Mon 9a-4p

The Goffs Schoolhouse is a one-room mission style desert school built in 1914 by the County of San Bernardino to serve the growing population of the area.

Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex

681 N. First Ave, Barstow, CA 92311, 760-255-8688 (in the historic Harvey House)
Visitor Center: Mon-Fri 9a-4p, Sat 10a-2p. Closed Federal holidays.

Goldstone is one of three complexes around the world known as the Deep Space Network (DSN) established to provide the ability to communicate with spacecraft; not only in orbit around the earth, but also in the farther reaches of our solar system. The remote location of the Mojave Desert in California, near the old mining town of Goldstone, was determined to be an optimal location and in 1958 the first antenna was built. Goldstone is not an observatory with optical telescopes. We do not offer night-time programs. Our work is in two-way robotic spacecraft communication and radio astronomy


800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90015, 213-765-6800.  At LA Live.
Mon-Fri: 10:30a-6:30p; Sat-Sun: 10a-6:30p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$12.95 Adults, $11.95 College Students with ID, $11.95 Senrios 65+, $10.95 Youth (7-17 yrs) and Military, Free for Children under 5

Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, 213-473-0800
Observatory: Tues-Fri: 12p-10p; Sat-Sun: 10a-10p.  Closed major holidays.
Grounds: Daily: sunrise-10p
Free admission to the building, grounds, and telescopes.  Modest fee for special programs.

Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. 

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, 310-443-7000
Tues-Fri: 11a-8p, Sat-Sun: 11a-5p.  Closed July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

The Hammer Museum champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change.  The Hammer understands that art not only has the power to transport us through aesthetic experience but can also provide significant insight into some of the most pressing cultural, political, and social questions of our time. We share the unique and invaluable perspectives that artists have on the world around us.

Heritage House

8193 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, 951-689-1333
Sept-June: Fri-Sun 12pm-4p (last tour at 3:15). Closed major holidays.
Free.  Suggested donation $5

 this 1891 Victorian showplace depicts life in turn-of-the century Riverside. An elegant reminder of the affluent homes which once graced Magnolia Avenue. Part of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.

Hi-Desert Nature Museum

57116 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, 760-369-7212
Yucca Valley Community Center Complex
Thurs-Sat: 10a-5p

For more than 40 years the Hi-Desert Nature Museum has been dedicated to helping the citizens of the Morongo Basin and High Desert discover “with new eyes” the rich cultural heritage and natural history of this area. Generations of school children, students, and museum visitors have relied on the museum to inform, inspire, interpret, and entertain.

Historical Glass Museum

1157 N. Orange St,Redlands, CA, 909-798-0868
Sat & Sun: 12p-4p

To preserve specimens of American glass from factories that were becoming extinct, as well as factories and glass artists currently producing glass. The Museum now houses the largest collection of American-made glass west of the Rocky Mountains.

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA  91108, 626-405-2100
Weds-Mon: 10a-5p
$25-29 Adults, $21-24 Seniors 65+/Students (12-18), $13 Youth (4-11), Free for children under 4

During his lifetime, Henry Huntington amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art collection, and created an array of botanical gardens with plants from a geographic range spanning the globe. These three distinct facets of The Huntington are linked by a devotion to research, education, and beauty.

Idyllwild Area Historical Society Museum

54470 N. Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA
11a-4p - Summer: Fri, Sat & Sun; Winter: Sat & Sun
Free. Donations welcome.

Our rustic 1930 cabin houses exhibits pertaining to the history of the San Jacinto Mountain communities of Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Mountain Center, Alandale, Garner Valley and Pinewood. Exhibits are rotated occasionally and there is always something new and interesting to discover.

Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

644 N. Main St, Los Angeles, CA, 213-485-8432
On the National Register of Historic Places

Located in the historic Italian Hall, which was constructed in 1908 to serve as a gathering place for the Italian community, their mission is to foster a deeper understanding of Southern California’s diverse heritage through research, historic preservation, exhibitions and educational programs that examine the history and continuing contributions of Italian Americans in multi-ethnic Los Angeles and the United States.

International Banana Museum

98775 State Hwy 111, Mecca, CA 92254, 619-840-1429
Hours are seasonal.

Here you will find the world's largest collection devoted to any one fruit. We have over 20,000 banana related items to marvel at. 

International Printing Museum​

315 W. Torrance Bl, Carson, CA  90745, 310-515-7166
Sat: 10a-4p
$10 General; $8 Students & Seniors

This dynamic museum is devoted to bringing the history of books, printing, and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. The staff and volunteers make it their mission to take one of the world’s most significant collections of antique printing machinery and interpret it for today’s audiences through working demonstrations and theater presentations.

Irvine Museum Collection at UC Irvine

18881 Von Karman Ave, Suite 100, Irvine, CA  92612
Tues-Sat: 11a-5p

Dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period (1890-1930).

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, 213-928-0833
Wed-Fri: 11a-7p, Sat-Sun: 11a-6p. Closed legal holidays.

ICA LA is a new museum located in Downtown Los Angeles. The ICA LA’s revelatory exhibitions of works by international artists, dynamic public programs, and inclusive community partnerships reflect the diversity of Los Angeles and the world, fostering critique of the familiar and empathy with the different.

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90012, 213-625-0414
​Tues, Weds, Fri-Sun: 11a-5p; Thurs: 12p-8p.  Closed major holidays.
$12 Adults, $6 Seniors 62+, Studets with ID, Youth (6-17), Free for Children under 5
Free General Admission every Thursday, 5p-8p, and all day every Third Thursday

Since its inception in 1985, JANM has chronicled more than 130 years of Japanese American history—from the first Issei generation through the World War II incarceration to the present day.

Japanese Friendship Garden

2215 Pan American Road E, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-232-2721
Garden: Mon-Sun: 10a-7p.  Free Tuesday: 10a-5p.  Balboa Park After Dark: 10a-8p.
Exhibit: Mon-Sun: 10:45a-4:45a.  Free Tuesday: 11a-4:45p
Garden Only: $10 Adults 18+, $8 Students/Seniors 65/Active Duty Military with ID
Combo Ticket: $15 Adults 18+, $14.50 Students/Seniors 65/Active Duty Military with ID
Free Third Tuesday

The Garden sits on a 12-acre plot. It offers a variety of educational programs, exhibits, and festivals as well as accredited horticultural classes to enhance and deepen visitor appreciation for Japanese culture. As a valued community resource, it is well known for its unique setting, stone arrangements, koi ponds, water features, sukiya-style buildings and landscape.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109, 818-354-9314
By Reservation Only or during special events.

The JPL Public Services Office offers tours free of charge for groups and individuals on an advance reservation basis.  All tours commonly include a multimedia presentation on JPL entitled "Journey to the Planets and Beyond," which provides an overview of the Laboratory's activities and accomplishments. Guests may also visit the von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

John Rains House

8810 Hemlock, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, 909-798-8608
​National Register of Historic Places 75-428
Tues-Sat: 10a-3p.  Closed on County-observed holidays.
$5 Adults, $4 Senior/Military, $2.50 Student/Child, Free for children under 5

This site is the restored 1860 ranch residence of John and Maria Merced Rains. The Rains House was built in 1860 by Ohio brick masons from bricks made by Joseph Mullaly from the red clay on the site. Its flat roof was waterproofed by tar from the brea pits in Los Angeles. John Rains planted 160 acres of vines in 1859. Wine and brandy made at Cucamonga gained wide popularity. An earlier small vineyard and winery is said to date back to 1839, thus establishing the claim that Cucamonga has the oldest commercial winery in the state.

J. Paul Getty Museum - Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-440-7330
​Tues-Fri & Sun: 10a-5:30p; Sat: 10a-9p.  Closed major holidays.

Houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally.  See spectacular art and architecture at the top of Los Angeles. 

J. Paul Getty Museum - Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Weds-Mon: 10a-5p.  Closed major holidays.
Free, but an advanced timed-entry ticket is required

A museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.

Kidspace Children's Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA  91103, 626-449-9144
Tues-Fri: 9:30a-5p, Sat-Sun: 10a-10p.  Closed major holidays.
$13 Adults and Children, $11 AAA, KCRW, KPCC, $10 Active Duty & Veterans with ID, $3 EBT Cardholders, Free for Infants under age 1

Their mission is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 213-763-3499
Daily: 9:30a-5p.  Closed major holidays.
Adults $12, $9 Students & Seniors, $5 Children, Free for Children 2 and under, CA EBT Cardholders, CA teachers, and Active/Retired military with ID. Free First Tuesdays for everyone - see more details on their site.

La Brea is the only consistently active urban Ice Age excavation site in the world, houses one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of Late Pleistocene fossils, and hosts Project 23, an excavation project that can inform new research on global warming, geological change, and biodiversity.

Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11a-5p. Closed Wednesdays, New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
$7 General; $5 Students, Seniors 60+; Free for Children <12, Members. Blue Star Museum rates for military/families.
Free the first Thursday of every month from 5p-9p

The museum collects, cares for, and exhibits works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Unlike any other museum in the state, it collects California art and only California art, and ranges across all periods and styles, nineteenth-century to present-day.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-542-6200, 888-488-8083
Mon-Thurs: 12p-5p; Fri-Sun: 12p-6p.  Closed holidays - check schedule.

Their mission is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California.

Lomita Railroad Museum

2137 W. 250th St, Lomita, CA  90717, 310-326-6255
Thurs-Sun: 10a-5p.  Closed major holidays.
$4 Adults and Children (13-17 yrs), $2 Children (3-12 yrs), Free for Children under 2

The Museum is dedicated to educating and informing the public about railroads—particularly of the steam era—the present, past, and future of transportation, the history of the U.S. Westward Expansion, the settlement of California, and the people who made this all happen.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90036, 323-857-6010
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 11a-5p; Fri: 11a-8p; Sat-Sun: 10a-7p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$15 Adults, $10 Seniors 65+, Students with ID, Free for Children 17 and under and Active Duty Military 
Free for LA County residents after 3pm every weekday

LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.

Los Angeles Fire Department - Harbor Museum

639 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA  90731, 323-464-2727
Sat: 10a-3p

Old Fire Station 36 is housed in one of the oldest buildings still standing in San Pedro.  Old Station 36 includes some remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

Los Angeles Fire Department - Hollywood Museum

1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA  90028, 323-464-2727
Sat: 10a-4p

Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation. Three apparatus bays are filled with equipment, some dating back to the early 1900s and not to be found anywhere else. In addition, artifacts and equipment of all types are on display, dating from the 1880s through the present day. There are existing and under-development exhibits upstairs.

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

​Berth 84, Foot of 6th St, San Pedro, CA  90731, 310-548-7618 - 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro, CA  90731 (map address)
Tues-Sun: 10a-5p.  Closed holidays.
Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors, Free for Children 12 and under.

The Museum is located in the 1941 Municipal Ferry Terminal, now on the National Register of Historic Places. From 1941-1963, a ferry system transported thousands of passengers to the canneries, shipyards, and military bases on Terminal Island. From there they could make connections to neighboring cities and towns. Today the harbor is one of the world´s busiest, but the “ferry building” is still a place for making connections… to the community and our maritime heritage.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, in Pan Pacific Park, 323-651-3704
Mon-Thurs: 10a-5p, Fri: 10a-2p, Sat-Sun: 10a-5p

LAMOTH dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished and honors those who survived by housing the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. LAMOTH provides free Holocaust education to the public, particularly students from underfunded schools and underserved communities. We are committed to providing opportunities for dialogue with Holocaust Survivors, who are the living embodiment of history.

Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice

115 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA  90012, ​213-613-1096
Weds-Sun: 10a-3p

Located at the birthplace of Los Angeles, the Museum is a cultural center focused on the story of Los Angeles’ diversity through education and community transformation, and carries on in the tradition of the founder’s commitment to social justice issues such as ministry to the poor, abolition, women’s suffrage, and civil rights.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027, 323-644-4200
Daily: 10a-5p
$21 Adults, $18 Seniors 62+, $16 Children (2-12), Free for Children under 2

To serve the community, the Los Angeles Zoo creates an environment for recreation and discovery; inspires an appreciation of wildlife through exhibitry and education; ensures the highest level of animal welfare; and supports programs that preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art - Coming Soon

Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

The Lucas Museum will celebrate the power of visual storytelling in a setting focused on narrative painting, illustration, photography, film, animation and digital art.  Narrative art is all about stories, and the moments in those stories captured by the artists.

Main Museum and Beta Main

114 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213-986-8500
Weds-Sun: 12p-7p

The Main Museum's mission is to engage the public with the most important ideas of our time through the art of Los Angeles. With a residency program at its center rather than a collection, The Main forefronts artists in its work and supports wide-ranging practices from artists at all stages in their careers. When complete, The Main will include a variety of exhibition galleries, additional studio spaces for its artist residency program, a rooftop plaza including an amphitheater and cafe, and a restaurant. True to its name, Beta Main is a space for testing and learning in anticipation of the creation of The Main. 

March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518, 951-902-5949
Adjacent to March Air Reserve Base
Tues-Sun: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
$10 Adults, $5 Children (5-11); Free for Children under 4, Active Duty, Active Guard, and Active Reserves with DOD ID

The Museum strives to promote an understanding of humanity’s reach for the skies and of March Field’s pivotal role in the development of flight. Engaging exhibits and knowledgeable docents help to bring the subject to life, with thousands of artifacts and nearly 80 historic aircraft on display.

Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

3601 S. Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731, 310-548-5677
Daily during daylight hours to see patients currently in their care from the fence line.

MMCC Los Angeles is the only rehabilitation hospital in Los Angeles for seals and sea lions stranded on beaches from Malibu to Seal Beach due to illness, injury or malnutrition. MMCC primarily treats and releases rescued California sea lions, northern elephant seals, Pacific harbor seals, and northern fur seals.

Marston House Museum & Gardens

3525 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA  92103, 619-297-9327
Fri-Mon: 10a-5p.  Closed Christmas.
Tours Only: $15 Adults, $14 Active Duty Military, $12 Seniors 65+ / Students with ID, $7 Children 6-12, Free for children 5 & under

One of California's finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Marston House was constructed in 1905 for George W. Marston and his wife, Anna Gunn Marston.  The property was designed and built by the internationally renowned architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill. Surrounded by five acres of rolling lawns, manicured formal gardens, and rustic canyon gardens, this 8,500 square-foot home became a house museum in 1987 after the Marston family gifted it to the City of San Diego for the enjoyment of the public.

Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum

4130 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230, 310-202-1647
Sat: 10:30a-4p
Guided Tours available by request.

MCLM is home to the Mayme Agnew Clayton Collection of African-American History and Culture. The collection contains over two million rare books, films, documents, photographs, artifacts, and works of art related to the history and culture of African Americans in the United States, with a special focus on Southern California and the American West. The collection is one of the most important collections chronicling the history and culture of Americans of African descent in the United States of America.

Metro Art by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Located on numerous Metro Lines - visit website to see details for self-guided tours and Metro Art Moves tours

Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County.  A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the visual quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place. From photography installations to onboard posters, art tours and live performances, the multi-faceted arts programs add vibrancy and engage communities throughout Los Angeles. They present music, dance, poetry readings, and film screenings at historic Union Station, raising its profile as a cultural destination while simultaneously creating incentives to “Go Metro”. 

Mingei International Museum

1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-239-0003.  Balboa Park, Plaza de Panama.
Tues-Sun: 10a-5p
$10 Adults, $7 Seniors 62+/Youth 6-17/Educators/Students/Military with ID, Free for Children 5 and under
Free Tuesday

The Museum has a focus on objects of use that arise from daily life in cultures around the world, demonstrating beauty in the unexpected and pure expressions of human creativity.

MOCA Geffen

152 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90012, 213-625-4390
$15 General Admission (includes both DTLA locations), $10 Seniors 65+, $8 Students with ID, Free for Children under 12 & Jurors with ID
Free admission for everyone on Thursdays, 5p-8p

A former police car warehouse in L.A.'s Little Tokyo Historic District, renovated by the noted California architect Frank Gehry, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (formerly The Temporary Contemporary) opened in 1983. This location offers 40,000 square feet of exhibition space.

MOCA Grand Avenue

250 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90012, 213-626-6222
Mon, Weds & Fri: 11a-6p; Thurs: 11a-8p; Sat-Sun: 11a-5p
$15 General Admission (includes both DTLA locations), $10 Seniors 65+, $8 Students with ID, Free for Children under 12 & Jurors with ID
Free admission for everyone on Thursdays, 5p-8p

Architect Arata Isozaki designed MOCA Grand Avenue in 1986 with classical architecture and Los Angeles popular culture in mind.​ Today this location hosts the museum's main galleries, Lemonade café, the flagship location of the MOCA Store, and staff offices.

MOCA Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-289-5223
Sat-Sun: 11a-6p

​Located in the heart of West Hollywood, MOCA Pacific Design Center features rotating exhibitions of architecture and design.

Muller House Museum

1542 S. Beacon St, San Pedro, CA, 310-831-1788
Cultural Heritage Monument #254
First & Second Sunday: 1p-4p.  Closed holidays.
Tour is free, but $3 donation per person is encouraged.

Built in 1899, this Colonial Revival house is the former home of shipbuilder William Muller.  The Muller House Museum offers guided tours, interesting exhibits, discussions of historical interest, and special events.

Museum of Flying

3100 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-398-2500
Fri-Sun: 10a-5p
$10 Adults, $8 Senior/Students, $6 Children (3-12 yrs), Free Children 2 or younger

The Museum collection consists of the many original artifacts related to the Douglas Aircraft Company, a variety of exhibits, aviation art, and features an array of aircraft from a Wright Flyer replica to aircraft of the jet age.

Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562-437-1689
Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: 11a-5p; Thurs: 11a-9p. Closed 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Day
$10 General; $7 Seniors, Students; FREE Children <12, MOLAA Members
Free every Sunday. Free on the 4th Thursday of each month between 5p-9p.

MOLAA expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its Collection, ground-breaking Exhibitions, stimulating Educational Programs, and engaging Cultural Events.

Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-238-7559
Tues-Sun: 10a-5p
Pay what you wish admission

A vibrant center for visual learning, MOPA’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.  Exhibitions are presented in English and Spanish with work from the museum’s collection of nearly 9,000 images as well as from contemporary artists, representing the entire history of photography. 

Museum of Tolerance

9786 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90035, 310-772-2505
Sun-Thurs: 10a-5p, Fri: 10a-3:30p
$15.50 Adults, $12.50 Seniors 62+, $11.50 Students with ID, Youth 5-18, Free for children under 5

The Museum is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County​

900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, 213-763-DINO
Daily 9:30a-5p.  Closed major holidays.
$12 Adults, $9 Seniors / Students, $5 Child.  Free for CA EBT Cardholders with ID, CA teachers with ID, Active or Retired Military with ID, Children under 2.
Free First Tuesdays - check site for details.
Additional fees for specialty ticketed items.

Their mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.  The Museum protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years; is a resource for Southern California teachers; is an authority on the "big picture" of the planet, the natural and the cultural world; and tracks the Earth's biodiversity, because knowing what is out there is the first step to conservation.

Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

1202 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, CA  (Catalina Island)
Daily: 10a-4p

The Nature Center tells the story of the natural history of Catalina Island, and features self-guided exhibits focusing on natural history and conservation efforts on the Island. There are hands-on activities for kids, videos, and a Resource Center.

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA  91105, 626-449-6840
Mon, Weds, Thurs: 12p-5p; Fri-Sat: 11a-8p, Sun: 11a-5p
$12 Adults, $9 Seniors, Free for students with ID and everyone 18 and under

The Museum is home to one of the world’s most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, the industrialist amassed an impressive group of European masterworks from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern works from Europe and the US, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupy an important place in the Museum’s holdings.

Old Plaza Firehouse Museum

501 N. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA  90012, 213-625-3741
California Historical Landmark #730
Tues-Sun: 10a-3p

The Plaza Firehouse was the first building in the city designed to house fire fighting crews and their equipment. A volunteer city Fire Department was formed in 1871. The first occupants of the Firehouse when it was built in 1884 were called the Volunteer 38s (this being the number of men in Engine Company No 1.) The Plaza Firehouse has been restored and converted into a museum which displays firefighting equipment of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

117 North Sycamore St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, 714-667-1517
Thurs-Sun: 12p-5p. Closed major holidays, and during installation of new exhibitions

OCCCA is dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts. OCCCA recognizes the importance of social engagement, global networking, intellectual exchange, information sharing, critical dialogue and collaboration.

Orange County Museum of Art

850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-759-1122
Wed-Sun: 11a-5p; Fri: 11a-8p
$10 Adults; $7.50 Students & Seniors; FREE: Children <12 & Museum Members
Free every Friday. Free parking everyday.

Enrich the lives of a diverse and changing community through modern and contemporary art.

Orange Empire Railway Museum

2201 South A St, Perris, CA 92570, 951-943-3020
Museum grounds: Daily 9a-5p.   Visitor Center: Mon-Fri: 9:30a-4:30p; Sat-Sun: 9a-5p.   Trains operate weekends and major holidays: 11a-5p
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Free access to the Museum Grounds (except during certain special events).  Fees for train rides.

Explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s. Ride streetcars, interurban electric cars, and trains on the Museum railway. Visit the Museum’s collection of more than 200 streetcars and railway vehicles to experience the early days of electric, steam, and diesel railway transportation in and around Los Angeles.

Paley Center for Media

465 N. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-786-1000
Weds-Sun: 12p-6p; Thurs: 12p-8p. Closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Free. Suggested contribution: $10 Adults, $8 Students, Seniors: $5 Children <14.

Leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Palm Springs Air Museum

745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-778-6262
Northeast side of the Palm Springs Airport; across the runways from the terminal.
Daily: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas.
$17 Adults, $15 Seniors 65+, Youth (13-17 yrs) and Retired Military, $10 Youth (6-12 yrs), Free for Children under 5 and Active Military with ID (and immediate family)

This a living history museum dedicated to educating the public about the role Air Power played in preserving American liberties and way of life.  The Museum preserves, exhibits, and flies aircraft from World War Two, Korea, and the Vietnam Wars. Most of the aircraft are in flyable condition.  Many of the docents are veterans and are willing to share their experiences and sacrifices for the education of future generations. In addition to flyable and static aircraft, there are permanent and temporary exhibits.

Palomar Observatory

35899 Canfield Rd, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060, 760-742-2119
Daily: 9a-3p.  Closed Christmas and during severe weather - check before visiting.
Guided Tours: $5 Adults, $5 Children (5-12 yrs) & Seniors 65+.  Children under 5 not allowed on tour.

The Observatory receives tens of thousands of visitors a year from all over the world. Most come to see the famous 200-inch (5.1-meter) Hale Telescope—for decades the largest effective telescope in operation. Whether you are an astronomy, history, or engineering enthusiast, or simply curious about the Observatory, you will enjoy visiting the museum and taking a guided tour of the facility.

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 E. Union St, Pasadena, CA  91101, 626-568-3665
Weds-Sun: 12p-5p.  Third Thursday: 12p-8p.  Closed major holidays.
$7 Adults, $5 Seniors 62+, Students & Educators, Free for Children 12 & under
Free on the First Friday (12p-5p) and Third Thursday (5p-8p)

​Their mission is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California.

Pasadena Museum of History

470 W. Walnut St, Pasadena, CA  91103, 626-577-1660
Weds-Sun: 12p-5p
Galleries: $7, Free for children under 12.  
Mansion Tours: $15 (weekends only at 12:15p) - may include the Finnish Folk Art Museum

This is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley.

Pennypickle's Workshop - Temecula Children's Museum

42081 Main St, Temecula, CA  92590, 951-308-6376
Tue-Sat: Session I - 10a-12p, Session II - 12:30p-2:30p, Session III - 3p-5p, Explore Science - 5:30p-7:30p (Fridays only)
Sun: Session I - 12:30p-2:30p, Session II - 3p-5p
Admission $5.  Free for Children under 3.

The Professor's home...7500 square feet of it, cluttered with hands-on inventions, gadgets, experiments...and kids won't even know they're learning as they play!

Perris Valley Historical Museum

120 West 4th St, Perris, CA 92570, 951-657-0274

Located in a renovated Santa Fe Depot, the Perris Valley Historical & Museum Association gathers, protects and preserves the history of the Perris Valley through archival documents, artifacts, cultural and historic art and natural science.

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-930-2277
Daily: 10a-6p
$15 Adults, $12 Seniors and Students with ID, $7 Children, Free for Children under 3, Activity Duty, and Personal Care Attendant

To explore and present the history of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as a prime example.

Planes of Fame Air Museum

14998 Cal Aero Dr, Chino, CA  91710, 909-597-3722
Sun-Fri: 10a-5p; Sat: 9a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and for special events.
$11 General Admission, $10 Veterans/Active Duty Military/Seniors 65+, $9.90 AAA Members, $4 Children (5-11 yrs), Free for Children 4 and under

Their mission is to preserve aviation history, ;inspire interest in aviation,educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. And although the Museum spans the history of manned flight from the Chanute Hang Glider of 1896 to the Space Age of Apollo, many more chapters remain to be written and many more stories told.

Platt and Borstein Galleries

American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air, CA 90077, 310-440-1246 ext. 556
Sept–Mid May: Sun-Thurs: 10a-4p, Fri: 10a-2p; Mid May–Aug: Mon-Thurs: 10a-7p

The Galleries present exhibitions and educational programs in the Visual Arts.  Selected Jewish and non-Jewish artists bring insight into current trends as well as historical perspective to our community life.

Point Fermin Lighthouse Historic Site and Museum

807 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA  90731, 310-241-0684
Tues-Sun: 1p-4p.  Closed for major holidays.
Free admission / donation requested for each visitor.

Built in 1874, the Lighthouse was the first navigational light into the San Pedro Bay. Their mission is to educate and inform the public about the lighthouse's role in the history of California and its influence on the area of San Pedro and its people emphasizing its function as a navigational beacon, its lighthouse keepers, and its inhabitants through preservation, exhibition, and public programming.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065,
Daily: 10a-5p. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
$25 General; $22 Senior; $18 Youth 11-17yo; $15 Children 3-10yo; Free Children <2 & Active Military with ID.
Special exhibitions may have additional fees.

In a storied career that spanned more than five decades, Ronald Reagan inspired Americans to act and achieve even more than they imagined. His legacy thrives at The Reagan Library where events and exhibits rediscover his values, actions and spirit of determination. Permanent exhibitions include Air Force One, Berlin Wall, Oval Office and more.

Rose Parade Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats

End of Parade route on Sierra Madre Blvd at Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA
Jan 01-02, maybe longer.
There is a fee for adults.
Check website for this year's details when we get closer to parade time.

While not a traditional museum, this annual special exhibit is worth the visit.  After every Rose Parade, the floral masterpieces are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena and exhibited for visitors to walk by and see in close detail the design and workmanship that goes into these floats.  Visitors are able to walk within a few feet of the floats and appreciate for themselves the creativity and the imagination of the floral displays. The Rose Parade floats have been a Pasadena tradition for over 100 years. Of course, White Suiters will be on hand to answer your many questions. 

San Bernardino County Museum

2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374, 909-798-8608
Tues-Sun: 9a-5p.  Closed all county holidays.
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors 60+ & Active Military, $7 Students with ID, $5 Children (5-12 yrs), Free for Children under 5

This a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history.  Special exhibits, the Exploration Station live animal discovery center, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-234-8291
Daily: 10a-4:30p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$19.75 Adults, $16.75 Senior/Student/Retired Military with ID, $10.75 Youth (3-11 yrs), Free for Children under 2 and Active Duty Military

Preserve significant artifacts of air and space history and technology. Inspire excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Educate the public about the historical and social significance of air and space technology and engage its promise for the future. Celebrate aviation and space flight history and technology.

San Diego Art Institute

1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-236-0011.  Balboa Park, House of Charm.
Tues-Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 12p-5p; Closed major holidays.
$5 General Admission, $3 Seniors/Military/Teachers/Students with ID, Free for Children under 12
Free Tuesdays for San Diego County Residents

The focus of all of our programs is artist-driven, and our core value is respect for contemporary artists. We largely focus on commissions of new work by artists living between Los Angeles and Tijuana, with a focus on San Diego artists.

San Diego Automotive Museum

2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-231-2886
Daily: 10a-5p
$9 Adults, $6 Seniors 65+/Military with ID/Students with ID, $4 Youth 6-15, Free for Children 6 and under
Free Select Tuesdays for San Diego County residents

Millions of local auto enthusiasts and tourists from all over the world have visited this world-class collection. Today the museum stands as a living tribute to the automobile and what it has meant to our culture.

San Diego History Center

1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-232-6203
Daily: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pay if you wish.  Free for Children under 6 and Active Duty Military with ID.
Second Free Tuesday for residents of San Diego County.

The Center presents dynamic, engaging exhibitions highlighting what makes San Diego unique and the region’s emerging role in the 21st century.  One of the oldest and largest historical organizations on the West Coast, the Center is one of the only institutions dedicated to the heritage of a major American metropolitan region.

San Diego Mineral and Gem Society Museum

1770 Village Place, San Diego, CA  92101
Daily: 11a-4p

The goal of the museum is to help people gain a better understanding and appreciation of minerals, gems, fossils and the lapidary arts. The Museum features many fine mineral, gem, lapidary and fossil specimens from around the world.  The collection has been assembled over the last 75 years through purchases and donations.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-696-0199
Tues-Fri: 10a-4p; Sat-Sun: 11a-5p.  Open Holiday Mondays.  Special hours on holidays.
$11 Adult, $9 Seniors 65+, $8 Military with ID, $6 Student with ID, $5 Children 6-14, Free for Children under 5.
Free First Tuesday to San Diego County Residents with ID.

Spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks they are in the heart of natural beauty framed by the majestic backdrop of Balboa Park. The Museum is a space where imagination is beautifully engineered. Features both indoor and outdoor exhibits and programming for all ages. Their mission is to collect, preserve, and present the heritage of American railroading with scale models of California railroads.

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-232-76931
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10a-5p; Fri: 10a-8p; Sun: 12p-5p.  Closed major holidays.
$15 Adults, $10 Seniors 65+/Military, active, retired with ID, $8 College students full time with ID, Free for youth 17 and under

From the Renaissance and Baroque eras to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism; from modern and contemporary art to sculpture and photography; and from Oceania to the Americas, The Museum has a strong commitment to building the collection and providing a bridge between the new areas of focus and existing collection strengths.

San Diego Museum of Man

1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-239-2001
Daily: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$13 Adult, $10 Senior 62+/Military with ID, $8 Student (13-college), $6 Child 3-12

The Museum stewards over 150,000 ethnographic objects, over 300,000 archaeological objects, 100,000 photographic images, and a small archival collection. The collection covers the far reaches of the globe, with pieces hailing from large empires to tiny islands.

San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)

1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 877-946-7797
Daily: 10a-5p.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$19 Adult, $17 Seniors 62+/Student/Military with ID, $12 Youth 3-17, Free Children 2 and under

Their mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.

San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

14451 Bledsoe St, Sylmar, CA 91342, 818-365-5860 or 818-970-1286
California Historical Landmark #753, City of Los Angeles Cultural-Historic Landmark #586
Open the 3rd Saturday of the month, 9a-12p, rain or shine.
Free admission.  Free tours available.

Established in 1874, it is the second oldest cemetery and the first non-denominational burial ground in the San Fernando Valley. Among the buried are prominent local pioneers and five Civil War veterans.

San Jacinto Museum

695 Ash St, San Jacinto, CA 92583, 951-654-4952
Fri-Sun: 11a-4p

The Museum features exhibits on the natural and human history of San Jacinto and surrounding areas. Local Indians relics, artifacts from pioneer families, and material on the community, its businesses and institutions are featured. Special exhibits highlight the record-breaking 1937 Soviet transpolar flight which landed in San Jacinto, and the development of downtown. The Museum also maintains a large collection of historic photographs and memorabilia, which is available to researchers.

Santa Ana Zoo 

1801 E. Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701, 714-836-4000
Daily: 10a-4p
Weekdays - $10 Adult, $7 Child & Senior; Weekends - $12 Adult, $9 Child & Senior

In order for the Zoo to exist, Mr. Prentice (the founder) required that there be 50 monkeys on the grounds at all times. When you come for a visit, look for the 50 monkeys!  This charming Zoo features over 80 species of animals, including the smallest monkeys in the world, the Pygmy Marmosets. When visiting the Zoo, children and adults can share time together learning about animals, plants and the environment. There is also a children's farm, train ride and carousel featuring endangered species.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tues-Sun: 11a-5p, Thurs: 11a-8p. Closed holidays.
$5 Adults; $3 Seniors 65+, Students with ID, Ages 6-17 with ID; Free for Members, Active Military/Families with ID, Children <6

The Museum’s collection of the arts of Asia, Europe, and the Americas includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics, glass, jades, bronzes, lacquer, and textiles. The broad areas in which SBMA holds a significant number of works of exceptional quality include international antiquities from China, India, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East and 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century art from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Particular strengths of the collection are 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary American painting, photography, and the arts of Asia, especially China.

Sepulveda House Museum

12 W. Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA  90012, 213-624-7500

In 1887, Señora Eloisa Martinez de Sepulveda built a two-story Eastlake Victorian style business and residential block on her property between Main and Olvera Street. The Sepulveda House represents the architectural and social transformation of Los Angeles from its early Mexican traditions to a blending of Mexican and Anglo culture. 

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90049, 310-440-4500
Tues-Fri, 12p-5p; Sat-Sun: 10a-5p.  Closed holidays.
$12 General, $9 Seniors 65+, Full Time Students with ID, Children 12+, $7 Children 2-12, FREE for Children <2
Free to all on Thursdays

The Skirball has established itself as one of the world's most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions and among the leading cultural venues in Los Angeles.  They welcome people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA  90274, 310-544-1948
Daily: 9a-5p.  Closed Christmas.
$9 Adults, $6 Seniors 62+ and Students with ID, $4 Children (5-12 yrs), Free for Children under 4
Free for everyone on the Third Tuesday of each month

Unique from the start, the Garden is one of the world’s first botanical gardens to be developed over a sanitary landfill. The Garden is a masterpiece of creative land reclamation and environment improvement for all to share. It is a living testimonial to the fact that land reclamation not only offers a practical solution to refuse disposal problems, but also beautifies and improves land values at the same time. The Garden has become a beautiful and restorative urban oasis among the hustle and bustle of a major mega-metropolitan area.

SS Lane Victory

Berth 49, San Pedro, CA  90733, 310-519-9188
Daily: 9a-4p
$7 Adults, $3 Children (5-14 yrs), Free for Children under 5 and Active Duty personnel

Built in 1945, here is in Los Angeles, the SS Lane Victory served with distinction during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War as well as in times of peace as part of the merchant fleet.  Now a nationally recognized historic landmark, the S.S. Lane Victory serves as a living museum and memorial to the service and sacrifices of all Merchant Marine sailors and Navy Armed Guardsmen.


37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Center & Gardens: Thurs-Sun, 8:30a-4p. FREE admission & parking.
Historic Estate: tickets required

The 200-acre Annenberg Retreat estate and historic residence is providing a place of tranquility and hospitality where national and international leaders convene to "promote world peace and facilitate international agreement."

Timken Museum of Art

1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-239-5548
Tues-Sat: 10a-4:30p, Sun: 12p-4:30p.  Closed major holidays.

Known as San Diego’s jewel box of fine art, the Timken Museum of Art is home to a world-class collection of European and American masterpieces and Russian icons.

Torrance Art Museum

3320 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503, 310-618-6388
Tues-Sat: 11a-5p.  Open during exhibition dates only.  Closed major holidays.

The Museum encourages all people to develop and increase their understanding and appreciation for modern and contemporary artwork via a variety of exhibitions offered in its two gallery spaces, as well as educational programs, artist talks, lectures, and symposia.  Formerly known as the Joslyn Fine Arts Gallery.

University Art Museum at CSULB

CSULB Campus, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, 562-985-5761
Sun-Thurs: 12p-5p, Wed: 12p-8p. Closed University holidays.

The Museum creates exhibition and education programs that mine the rich site of the museum’s context and present multiple avenues for critically interpreting contemporary and modern art and culture.

USC Fisher Museum of Art

USC Campus, 823 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089, 213-740-4561
Tues-Fri: 12p-5p, Sat 12p-4p. Closed university holidays and summer months.

Discover art spanning five centuries at the Museum, the first museum established in the city of Los Angeles that was opened as an art museum and remains solely dedicated to the exhibition and collection of fine art.

USC Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA  91101, 626-449-2742

In its historic building and garden, their mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands by being a vibrant destination of Asian and Pacific Islands arts and culture that ignites intellectual curiosities and creative collaborations.

Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

2115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA  92101, 619-239-2300
Tues-Sun: 10a-4p
$5 Adults, $4 Veterans and Seniors, $2 Students with ID, Free for Children under 12 and Active Duty Military

The Museum occupies the former chapel of the Naval Hospital on Inspiration Point, and houses a unique collection of artifacts, memorabilia, artwork and papers as well as a Military History Reference library. Dedicated to veterans of all conflicts, the Museum's exhibits feature World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Women in the Military, and paintings by local artists of military subjects.

Watts Towers Arts Center

1727 E. 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
Open daily - except closed to the public Mon & Tues, but Towers Structure can still be viewed as the structure is 'outdoors'.
Tours: Thurs, Fri, 11-3, Sat 1030-3, Sun 12-3
WTAC open Wed - Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4
$7 General/Adult; $3 Seniors / Children 13-17; Free: Children <12

The Watts Towers Arts Center provides a diverse selection of programs designed for the cultural enrichment of the Watts community. The Center houses an impressive collection of African sculpture, an extensive ethnic instrument collection, and hosts rotating exhibitions within the Center’s gallery space.

Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art 

Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737, 909-652-6493
Mon–Thurs: 10a-4p; Sat: 12p-4p.  Closed holidays

The Museum serves as a learning lab that features temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and other dynamic programming and public engagements throughout the academic year. The museum inspires hope and success in students by fostering critical thinking in a space that encourages investigation and innovation. Exhibitions and programming are organized with students in mind in order to enhance their academic experience by complementing the college's curricula and broadening their understanding of contemporary art.

William S. Hart Park and Museum

24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA  91321, 661-254-4584
Guided Tours Only.  Wed-Fri: 12p-3p; Sat-Sun: 11a-4p

The Museum is the former retirement home of the famed silent film actor and director who produced a series of hit Western movies in the early 1900's. His Spanish Colonial Revival Style Mansion exhibits an impressive collection of Western artwork, mementos from early Hollywood, personal furnishings, and artifacts representing Native American cultures.  A historic 1910 Ranch House exhibits Hart's tack and saddle collection; the Park, features a live collection of farm animals, a herd of American bison, a picnic area, and a series of hiking trails.

W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, 909-869-4302
North-west end of the Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35), across from the library. The Gallery's building # is 35A.
Mon-Tues: 4p-8p; Wed-Thurs: 12p-4p; Sat-Sun: 12p-4p.  Closed on campus holidays and between exhibitions.

The Gallery utilizes its close proximity to Los Angeles as a resource in presenting timely and engaging exhibitions of Contemporary Art in a variety of contexts.  In 2011, they presented our first international show, Persian Visions, a travelling exhibition of recent Iranian photography.  Ink & Clay is a widely recognized juried exhibition held annually since 1971.   They also proudly present annual and biannual exhibitions of work by our Art Department Students and Faculty.

W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, 909-869-4988
Daily: 8a-4p, excluding major holidays.

The Center is a showcase facility that houses approximately 100 purebred Arabian horses who serve as ambassadors of the Arabian breed at many different events. The most notable of these events is the Sunday show, a tradition that has been continued from the days of the original Kellogg ranch.  Self-guided and student led tours available.

Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

Santa Catalina Island, Avalon, CA, 310-510-2897
Daily: 8a-5p.  Admission Booth services available from 9a-4p, except major holidays.
$7 Adult, $5 Seniors & Veterans with ID, $3 Children (5-12 yrs) & Students with ID; Free for Children under 5 and Active Military and families

The Memorial honors William Wrigley Jr. who played an instrumental role in the history of Santa Catalina Island. He truly loved the island, and with undying enthusiasm and energy, he brought numerous improvements: public utilities, new steamships, a hotel, the Casino building, and extensive plantings of trees, shrubs and flowers. The Garden places a special emphasis on California island endemic plants. Plants, which grow naturally on one or more of the California islands, but nowhere else in the world.  Many of these plants are extremely rare, and some are on the Endangered Species list.

Yorba and Slaughter Families Adobe

17127 Pomona Rincon Road, Chino, CA  91708, 909- 597-8332
California State Historical Landmark #191, National Register of Historic Places 75-450
Tues-Sat: 10a-3p.  Closed on County-observed holidays.
$5 Adult, $4 Senior/Military, $2.50 Student/Child, Free for Children under 5

The Adobe, built in 1852-53, is one of the oldest standing adobe residences in San Bernardino County. This historic adobe home built by Raimundo Yorba was purchased by Fenton Slaughter in 1868. This National Register site contains both the ranch house with many of the original Slaughter family furnishings and a renovated General Store of the 1890s which also includes agrarian exhibits.

Yucaipa Adobe

32183 Kentucky St, Yucaipa, CA 92399, 909-798-8609
California Historical Landmark #528
Tues-Sat: 10a-3p.  Closed on County-observed holidays.
$5 Adult, $4 Senior/Military, $2.50 Student/Child, Free for Children under 5

James Waters, noted hunter, trapper, and mountaineer, built the Yucaipa Adobe in 1858-1859. Mr. Waters stocked his Yucaipa Rancho with sheep, driving herds as far as Arizona and Montana.  The Adobe contains furnishings from the nineteenth century. Horse-drawn farm implements are exhibited outside the adobe, including a blacksmith shop.

Zimmer Children’s Museum

6505 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-761-8984
Mon-Thurs: 10a-5p, Fri: 10a-4p, Sun: 12:30p-4:30p
$7.50 Adults, Chilren 1-17; Free Children <1, Grandparents on Thurs when accompanied by a grandchild, Active Military Families.

Our museum offers 10,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits and more than 20 classes and
public programs each week in art, music & movement, cross-cultural exchange, school readiness,
early childhood education and five foreign languages.


Before planning your amazing visit, be sure to get the latest details about hours, pricing, parking, special exhibits, special events, etc.

Tamiza's Treats


© 2013-2018 by Tamiza's Treats LLC. All rights reserved.
Tamiza's Treats Storefront
3525 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite Q
Torrance, CA 90505
Hours: Tues-Fri: 12p-6:30p; Sat: 10a-4p; and by appt.
Closed Sun & Mon.

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