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Local Museums

Interpretive Center, Dana Point
Dana Point Harbor Drive, Visitor's Center includes: 5 aquariums, indoor tide pool & gift shop. The purpose of the center is to promote an appreciation for the natural history of Doheny State Beach
(949) 496-6172. 25300

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Camino Capistrano and Ortega Hwy, 10 acres, Established in 1776 as the first settlement
between San Diego and Los Angeles, the altar originally constructed in Spain is over 300 years old and is still
actively used, self-guided walking tours, open daily 8:30am-5:00pm. (949) 248-2048

O'Neill Museum, San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Cap housed in a period-furnished Victorian, features historic photographs, Native American artifacts.
Serves as the headquarters for the SJC Historical Society and offers guided walks through the city on Sundays at 1:00pm
Tues-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday noon-3:00pm. (949) 493-8444 31831 Los Rios Street

The Museum of Architecture, San Clemente
Perspective:July5-Aug29 Come see the best of today's architectural illustration at the exclusive West Coast showing
of this juried international exhibition.(949) 366-9660, 525 N. El Camino Real

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Exhibits of work by CA Impressionists & Contemporary artists Tues-Sun 11:00-5:00pm
.(949) 494-6531 307 Cliff Drive

The Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts, Laguna Beach
Dedicated to the arts of the indigenous peoples & housed in a Mission Revival building, contains arts
from the Americas, the Pacific Rim, Africa & Southern CA, garden, restaurant, Kidseum
Tues-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm Thurs 10:00am-9:00pm.2002 N. Main Street (714) 567-3600

Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach
Laguna Canyon Road, 2 miles north of PCH, Nationally known for its art galleries, changing exhibits feature works of students and prominent
artists in all media, sculpture garden, Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00pm, Sat9:00-4:00pm (949) 376-6000 2222

Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, Newport Beach
East Coast Highway On the old Pride of Newport riverboat in Newport Harbor, restaurant & gift shop Tues-Sun 10am-5pm (949) 673-7863

Niguel Botanical Preserve
20acre preserve,, 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, educational programs, workshops, hours daily dawn to dusk. (949) 362-4350

Irvine Historical Museum, Irvine
San Joaquin, This museum chronicles Irvine history, focus on Native American life, ranching & citrus industries,
Tues-Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm by appointment only (949) 786-4112 5
Orange County Museum of Art South Coast Plaza Gallery, Costa Mesa
3333 Bristol St Suite1000 This Branch showcases 20th century art. M-F 10:00am-9:00pm Sat 10:00am-7:00pm Sun 1:00pm-6:30pm (714) 662-3366

California Scenario, Costa Mesa
in South Coast Plaza Town Center, Isamu Naguchi-designed sculpture garden, 6 elements representing CA's environment. The Forest Walk, Energy Fountain, The Desert Land, The Spirit of the Lima Bean sculpture.

Discovery Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana
3101 W. Harvard St. Hands on displays & interpretive activities for children W-Fr 1pm-5pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm (714) 540-0404

Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana
1802 N. Main Street. Interactive displays, storytelling, art labs, Wed-Th10-5:30pm, S-S10-4pm, $2-$6 under 5 for free (714) 480-1523, (714) 480-1524



Nearby Museums

Museum of Flying, Santa Monica
2722 Donald Douglas Loop North. Features a variety of more than 30 aircraft including airworthy vintage planes.
Airventure is a special interactive adventure for children.(310) 392-8822

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
411 W. Colorado Blvd. Paintings, sculptures, tapestries & graphics from the early Renaissance through the 20th century. Excellent collection of French Impressionist paintings. Rare pieces of Indian & Southeast Asian sculpture.(818) 449-3730

Kidscape Museum, Pasadena
390 S El Molino Ave. Interactive exhibits, Thu-Sun 1pm-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, $2.50-$5.(626) 449-9144
Los Angeles Children's Museums
310 N. Main Street, Interactive exhbits Sat-Sun 10-5pm, $5 ages 2 & younger for free.(213) 687-8800

Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
9786 W. Pico Blvd. A world class museum & education complex designed to challenge visitors to confront bigotry & racism & to understand the Holocaust in both its historical & contemporary contexts.
(310) 553-8403

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Houses permanent collections of Greek & Roman antiquities, European Paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminations, manuscripts, decorative arts from both 19th & 20th century,European & American photographs. The building itself is a recreation of a 1st century A.D. Roman country villa, with interior & exterior gardens.Admission is free, but specific parking restrictions apply & advance reservations are required.(310) 458-2003

Lannana Foundation, Los Angeles
5401 McConnell Ave. Gallery features an exciting series of innovative contemporary art exhibitions, including selections from the Foundation's extensive collection. Open T-Sun 11-5pm. Free.(310) 306-1004.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.5 buildings comprise the museum which houses extensive collections of paints, sculpture, costumes and textiles & decorative arts from a wide variety of cultures & periods.(213)626-6111
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 S.Grand Ave. Permanent & changing exhibitions of contemporary, traditional & unconventional art, sculpture & architecture (213) 626-6222

UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art & Cultural Center, Los Angeles
10899 Wilshire Blvd. Major traveling exhibitions, Permanent collection features impressionist & post impressionist paintings along with the largest collection in the United States by Honore Daumier. Open Tues-Sun. (310) 443-7000

Children's Museum at La Habra,
Interactive exhibits in a restored 1923 railroad station. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 1pm-5pm, $4 ages 2 &under for free.(562)905-9793

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