Los Angeles Living - Places - Museums - Los Angeles, California, USA

Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
  • African Amer: California African American Museum; the art, history and culture of African Americans with emphasis on California and the Western United States
  • African Amer Fire: History of African-American Firefighters in Los Angeles
  • Antelope Indian: Antelope Valley Indian Museum; Indian cultures of the western Great Basin (east and southeast of the Sierra Nevada Mountains)
  • Arch+Design: Architecture and Design Museum; continuous exhibits of architecture and design on view
  • Art Getty: Getty Center; J. Paul Getty Trust; international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Program, and the Getty Grant Program
  • Art Hammer: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
  • Art Huntington: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; three art galleries and library among 60 hectares of gardens
  • Art Ivine: Irvine Museum; dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period (1890 - 1930)
  • Art LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; major museum displaying wide range of world art; includes collections of American, Latin American, Far Eastern, Islamic, and South and Southeast Asian art works
  • Art Laguna: Laguna Beach Art Museum
  • Art LBMA: Long Beach Museum of Art; decorative arts, early 20th century European art, California Modernism, video, and contemporary art
  • Art MoCA: Museum of Contemporary Art; permanent collection includes 5,000 pieces from 1940 to the present; three locations in LA and West Hollywood, including Geffen Contemporary
  • Art MoLAA: Museum of Latin American Art; in Long Beach; exclusively features contemporary Latin American art
  • Art Neon: Museum of Neon Art; exhibitions of neon lights as art as well as tours of neon used in the community
  • Art Norton Simon: Norton Simon Museum; European, American and Asian Art; in Pasadena
  • Art OCMA: Orange County Museum of Art; art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present
  • Art PMCA: Pasadena Museum of California Art; California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present
  • Art Santa Monica: Santa Monica Museum of Art; at Bergamot Station; exhibits; performance and video art
  • Aquarium Cabrillo: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium; public aquarium/museum dedicated to marine life of Southern California through recreational, educational, and research programs; located at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro
  • Aquarium Pacific: Acquarium of the Pacific; displays related three Pacific Ocean regions: Southern California/Baja; the Tropical Pacific and the Northern Pacific
  • Aquarium SMP: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium; marine science aquarium on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier
  • Auto Petersen: Petersen Automotive Museum; automobile and its influence on our culture and lives
  • Bunny: Private museum showing off large collection of rabbit statues and dolls
  • California Heritage: California Heritage Museum; displays of American decorative and fine arts; historic landmark building located in the heart of Santa Monica's Main Street
  • Catalina Isl: Catalina Island Museum; shows off the history and culture of Catalina Island
  • Children: Kidspace Children's Museum; education in arts, humanities, and sciences for children; at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Chinese American: Chinese American Museum; displays the history, rich cultural legacy and contributions of Chinese Americans
  • Craft Folk Art: Craft and Folk Art Museum; exhibitions and special events about folk and traditional arts, crafts, design, and culture of Los Angeles
  • Cultural Hist/Fowler: University of California Los Angeles Fowler Museum of Cultural History; art and material culture primarily from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, past and present
  • Eames Office: Office furniture and design; the work of Charles and Ray Eames
  • El Pueblo: El Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument; historic buildings and museums: Avila Adobe, Sepulveda House, Fire House Museum, Masonic Hall
  • Fire Dept: Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial; in historic fire station 27
  • Flight: Western Museum of Flight; Darrell G. McNeal Restoration Facility; displays of Aviation artifacts and memorabilia; Jack Northrop Field - Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, California
  • Flying: Museum of Flying; collection of WWII fighter aircraft; Santa Monica
  • Ft MacArthur: Fort MacArthur Museum; 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
  • Gamble House: American Arts and Crafts style architecture; in Pasadena
  • Guinness: Guinness World Records, Hollywood
  • Hart Ranch: William S. Hart Museum and Ranch in Newhall
  • Hollywood: The Hollywood Museum; in the Max Factor Building
  • Hollywood Ent: Hollywood Entertainment Museum; the world of entertainment and the history of Hollywood; includes actual sets of "Star Trek-Voyager" and other shows
  • Japanese Amer: Japanese American National Museum; the story of Japanese Americans
  • Jurassic Tech: Museum of Jurassic Technology; eclectic collection explores the intersections of art, displays, fiction, nonfiction, the odd and curious
  • Korean Amer: Korean American Museum; Korean American history, culture, and contributions to America
  • Maritime: Los Angeles Maritime Museum; explores the maritime history of Southern California; affiliate, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, provides sail-training opportunities for students year-round; located in the former Municipal Ferry Terminal in the Port of Los Angeles
  • Natural Hist/LA: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; millions of specimens--prehistoric fossils, birds, insects, minerals, artifacts, and crafts
  • Natural Hist/SB: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Nixon Birthplace: Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace; visit a museum and learn about one of the most accomplished Presidents of the 20th century
  • Pacific Asia: Pacific Asia Museum; art and artifacts from the Pacific Islands
  • Park: LA Parks museums; list of museums in City of Los Angeles Parks
  • Pasadena Hist: Pasadena Museum of History; preserves and shares the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and neighboring communities
  • Printing: International Printing Museum; the history of print, including replica of Gutenberg Press, linotype machine, Ben Franklin
  • Photography: Univeristy of California--Riverside California Museum of Photography; an off-campus department of the University of California, Riverside, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; located in Downtown Riverside
  • Planes of Fame: The Air Museum Planes of Fame; houses over 150 aircraft at Chino Airport and also in Arizona
  • Holocaust Monument: Los Angeles Holocaust Monument; honors the memory of the six million who were murdered by the barbarism of Nazis and collaborators between 1933 and 1945
  • Tar Pits: Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits; assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals where they were caught in an asphalt deposit tens of thousands of years ago
  • Railway: Southern California Scenic Railway; works to present Southern California rail history and promote railroad safety through education
  • Reagan Archive: Ronald Reagan Presidentail Foundation, Museum, and Archives
  • Southwest: Southwest Museum; museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian; Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts
  • Surfing: International Surfing Museum; artifacts related to the history of surfing; in Huntington Beach
  • Science Ctr: California Science Center; interactive exhibits teaching science
  • Tolerance: Museum of Tolerance; covers racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust; part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum
  • Travel Town: Transportation museum and recreation center; displays of steam locomotives, trains
  • TV & Radio: The Museum of television and radio; American broadcasting heritage; other location in NYC
  • West: Museum of the American West; exhibitions, collections, programs, and educational offerings showcasing the history of the region west of the Mississippi River; formerly the Autry Museum of Western Heritage
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