Los Angeles Museum Scene

Did you know we have more museums in Los Angeles than any other US city? Los Angeles museums are as diverse as the people that live here, and staying at Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City puts you near some of the best options.  There is a museum for every taste, from history to science and everything in between.

Autry Museum of Western Heritage
The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, (‘The Autry’) is a world-class center devoted to preserving and interpreting the rich history of the American West.

California Science Center
The West Coast’s largest hands-on science center. Experience earthquakes, ride a bicycle on a high wire, and so much more. Enjoy Disney’sBorn To BE Wild” in 3-D at the Imax Theater.

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
This Wilmington museum is the only Civil War-era U.S. Army building still standing in Southern California

Griffith Observatory
The planetarium and associated exhibits make for a star-studded show in the hills above downtown. A monument to public astronomy offers high-quality Zeiss and solar telescopes for use. Includes information on planetarium, theater, sky reports, history and so much more.

Kidspace Museum
Inspiring kids to be creative through interactive play. Become a bug and crawl through the indoor Digging Deeper Gallery or get wet in the Splash Dance Fountain. There is so much to explore, so plan on making it a day.


Museum of Contemporary Art
Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art.

Museum of the Holocaust
Museum of the Holocaust strives to present the history of the Holocaust objectively. For this reason its exhibits present as many original artifacts as possible and displays them in a way that allows them to tell the individual stories they contain.

Museum of Jurassic Technology
The Museum serves the general public by providing the visitor a hands-on experience of “life in the Jurassic” and  provides the academic community with a specialized repository of relics and artifacts from the Lower Jurassic era.

Natural History Museum
You may recognize this museum for the movie “Night at the Museum” starring Ben Siller. Protecting and preserving over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years.

Southwest Museum
An important collection of articles from American Indian cultures. The Southwest Museum is the oldest museum  in Los Angeles.

The J. Paul Getty Museum
With two locations, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum serves a wide variety of audiences through its expanded range of exhibitions and programming in the visual arts.

 The La Brea Tar Pits
The La Brea Tar Pits are the only consistently active urban Ice Age excavation site in the world. Get ready to explore and discover some of the most intriguing fossils excavated at Rancho La Brea, one of the most famous fossil sites in the world!

Travel Town Museum
Step back in time when traveling by railway was the only way to travel. Take a ride on the miniature railroad, see the exhibit of vintage cars or visit the gift shop for some souvenirs.   All aboard this great museum.

This list has just scratched the surface of all the amazing museums Los Angeles has to offer. Enjoy your day whichever museum you choose to visit.

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