For museums located in Hollywood, refer to the Museums listing in Places of Interest.
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, (310) 440-7300. Open every day except Mondays and major holidays. Admission free. Parking fee $5, by reservation only.
UCLA Hammer Museum of Art Culture
10899 Wilshire Blvd, (310) 443-7000. Traveling exhibits, as well as those from the late philanthropist’s personal collection. Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri Sat 11am-7pm, Thurs 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
Japanese American National Museum
369 E. 1st Street, (213) 625-0414. Artifacts and artwork related to the Japanese American community. Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm, Thurs, 10am-7:30pm.
L.A. County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 857-6000. The premiere visual arts museum in the western United States. Hours: Mon-Thurs 12-8pm, Fri 12-9pm, Sat Sun 12noon-8pm. Closed Weds.
Museum of Holocaust
6006 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 852-3242. The first Holocaust museum in the U.S. Hours: Mon- Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sun 12noon-4pm.
Museum of Contemporary Art
250 S. Grand Avenue, (213) 626-6222. Extensive collection of art form 1940 to present. Special exhibits. Tues, Wed, Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm.
Museum of Television and Radio
465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills
(310) 786-1000.
Over 100,000 radio and TV programs to listen to and to view. Open Wed-Sun 12noon-5pm, Thurs 12noon-9pm.
Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 934-PAGE, This museum includes the only active paleontological excavation site in the United States and features Ice Age fossils. Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.
Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance
9786 W. Pico Blvd., (310) 553-8403. Exhibits on racism and prejudice in America and Holocaust
history. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-4pm,
Fri 11:30am-3pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed Saturdays.
Natural History Museum of L.A. County
900 Exposition Blvd., (213) 763-DINO. Website: One of the most prominent nature and history museums. Declared a National Landmark in 1975. Open 10am-5pm every day.
Peterson Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 930-2277. Classic and modern automobiles and transportation history. Hours: Tues-Sun,10am-6pm.
Southwest Museum
234 Museum Drive., (323) 221-2163. L.A.’s oldest museum, houses extensive collection of Native American art and artifacts. Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm.