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Pacific Asia Museum

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Address: 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2071
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+1 626-449-2742
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts...

The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation of these cultures.

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Beautiful Art

We have been here in field trips and the kids absolutely love the beautiful art work and sculpture. Although I do not think babies and toddlers would enjoy, older kids and adults... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
Los Angeles, California
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as an asian myself its something i am familiar with... but for non-asians they will enjoy the asian feel and will have an idea of how refined asian culture is. Drop by if you have time to spare.

Thank cherry t
California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was always a hidden gem. It was recently put under the supervision of the University of Southern California and is being refurbished. Check the web, but it's currently supposed to reopen in May 2017.

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Claremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Loved the building, a replica of a Beijing palace, currently a special exhibit from China, Ming Dynasty tombs, lots of bling, gold jewelry, gems in this. 18 dollars covers the special exhibit and other galleries, too bad this is closing end of June for retrofit, but when it open again mid 2017, well worth a visit. Other galleries covered art... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We have been here in field trips and the kids absolutely love the beautiful art work and sculpture. Although I do not think babies and toddlers would enjoy, older kids and adults will definitely appreciate.

Thank Vee1050
Los Angeles, California
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

In June, 2016 the Pacific Asia Museum will close for about a year and a half to do necessary retrofitting on the building. The museum will hold off-site exhibits during this time. In anticipation, I visited in late May. The museum is in a quadrangle layout, starting at the admissions and continuing to the gift shop - it's hard to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were here on a Thursday afternoon. Things were pretty quiet. The museum has a special exhibit with jewelry, gold and silver from 15th century Chinese princes mostly from a tomb uncovered within the last 25 years. It started in the Ringling Museum I think in Florida, and there is a beautiful, well put together book on the exhibit. Lots... More 

Thank Douglas T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This museum has numerous rooms of Asian jewelry, art and sculpture. We enjoyed a guided half hour tour offered at 1pm. This is a calm and relaxing place. At this time they have a temporary three month display of the art and artifacts of the princely courts of 15th Century China, which was fabulous. They have a nice courtyard as... More 

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Altadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Always something interesting to see and sometimes hear at the PAM. Lot's of great sculptures and ancient Asian goods mixed in with current artists. Right next to Pasadena California Art Museum, so a great 2fer of culture. Have seen some wonderful performances in the sweet courtyard and also occasionally they have theatre productions in their little theatre upstairs. inexpensive and... More 

Thank CayeBoy
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The USC Pacific Asian Museum is a favorite stop when visiting in Pasadena - it's a Top Flight experience. Housed in a classic Chinese structured house just a block off of Colorado Boulevard, it's very authentic in appearance. Nice garden area upon entry with collection viewed all around. Nice exhibition of Royal Taste going on currently. Enjoy! ...

Thank David B L
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Came here for the Royal Taste Exhibit that is here until mid June. They had amazing pieces of carved ivory and gold pieces of art. It was $18 a ticket and parking was free.

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