Last updated: 5/11/2011
Santa Ana, California
Street Address
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Mailing Address
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
phone: 714-567-3600
e-mail: info@bowers.org
web: www.bowers.org
Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admissions
General Admission ADULTS $12 SENIORS (AGE 62 OR OLDER) $9 STUDENTS $9 CHILDREN 6-17 $9 CHILDREN UNDER 6 FREE
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Peter C. Keller, President
phone: 714-567-3600
Description

The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art is one of California's largest and finest museums. Its permanent collection includes more than 130,000 objects from such diverse areas as African, South Pacific, Asian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Californian. In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum also presents several special exhibitions each year as well as a variety of events and programs, including films, lectures, concerts, guided tours, talks, and family programs. A few of the high profile special exhibitions include "Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor," "Secret World of the Forbidden City," "Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt," "Treasures from the British Museum," "Secrets of the Silk Road," and "Ito Jakuchu: A Man with No Age."

Mission

To enrich lives through the world's finest arts and cultures.

History

Founded in 1936 by the City of Santa Ana through a bequest from Charles and Ada Bowers, the Bowers Museum is one of California's finest and Orange County's largest museums.

Artifact Collections

The Bowers Museum holds in its collection more than 130,000 works of art. These works were donated from 1935 to the present and represent many regions and cultures of the world. The museum`s largest collections are in the areas of Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Asian art, art of the Pacific, art of Africa and Orange County history.

Educational Programs

Bowers Museum is proud to host a number of lecture series covering a wide range of topics related to the major changing exhibitions, as well as occasional one-time talks, and special presentations

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Publications

The Passport - Quarterly Newsletter sent to Members.

ADA

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free parking

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours

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