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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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An Nice Small Museum

Excellent small museum. Each exhibit is well curated. A fine local museum, well worth the visit... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2015
Long Beach, California
One of the Crown Jewels of Santa Ana

A wonderful museum with many rooms of beautiful art, some interactive. A newer kids museum... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Excellent small museum. Each exhibit is well curated. A fine local museum, well worth the visit. The restaurant is excellent. A nice place to meet friends for a quick art trip and lunch.

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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

A wonderful museum with many rooms of beautiful art, some interactive. A newer kids museum allowing children to learn to appreciate art. Some weekend events have free craft tables for kids. Personnel are friendly and informative. Nice weekend outing for the whole family. Don't worry...More

Thank Jeri O
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a wonderful museum located in Santa Ana. I have been there to see the Terracotta Warriors and Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia. They also have great collections on California history. It is worth the trip if you are in the area.

2  Thank Marie L
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We visited the Bowers Museum recently in order to see the traveling "1968 Exhibit." It leaves the museum on Sept. 13th, unfortunately, but the museum was interesting in other sections, as well. I plan to follow its Facebook page in order to be alerted to...More

2  Thank mercedcampgirl
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The exhibits is educational and interesting. It is a good size museum, not overwhelming. The kids enjoy the museum. They have different exhibits from time to time so it is not the same all the time.

Thank Jerry1352015
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the Bowers museum to see the spectacular 1968 exhibition which is packed with evocative artifacts, stories, sounds and pictures of that memorable year. We also enjoyed the beautiful photography of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Edward Curtis. We took a quick look at...More

Thank TsviShlomo
Reviewed 1 September 2015

What a great way to spend the afternoon! The 1968 Exhibit was a walk down memory lane for us! In addition to the major events of that occurred that year, the exhibit also included actual television footage from various popular shows and commercials, rooms decorated...More

1  Thank pat04299
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Interesting small museum, especially for its Chinese art and historical material. Worth a visit if you are in Orange County.

Thank gaelflyer
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is hosting“The 1968 Exhibit,” a national traveling exhibition that takes its visitors on an interactive time machine back to this tumultuous and pivotal year. The exhibit is amazing. It chronically explores all of the year. It was fun to...More

Thank gmeredith
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Situated in Santa Ana the museum is a great place to visit whilst in the Orange County area. If you seeking a little history & culture to add to your Beach & Disney vacation try a half day visit here. The building & grounds are...More

1  Thank violinmaker1964
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Lydia M
Is the museum open on Mondays?
28 March 2016|
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, many museums are historically closed on Mondays. Hours should be posted on their website.