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Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum

Take a trip around the globe at the Bowers Museum! Opened in 1936, the Bowers prides itself on showcasing world-class arts and cultures in a warm, inviting space located in the heart of Orange County. Bowers has been voted “Best Museum in Orange County” by OC Register for 26 years and has organized more than 50 special exhibitions in just the past 15 years in partnership with some of the greatest museums in the world. Recent highlights include blockbusters such as Terra Cotta Warriors, Mummies: Treasures from the British Museum, Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, and Inside the Walt Disney Archives. Over 100,000 square feet and surrounded by lush gardens, the Bowers campus includes a 296 seat auditorium, 12,000 square feet of event space, a Patina-owned Tangata Restaurant, a robust Gallery Store, 8 permanent exhibitions, and spectacular featured exhibits on rotation, to ensure a full day of engaging fun with every visit. The Bowers Museum also engages a broad and diverse audience with a variety of exciting programs, both onsite and online. These include family cultural arts festivals, lectures, film series, symposia, teacher workshops, and education programs. Bowers Museum, bringing the world to you.


Our Response to COVID-19:

11/17/2020 In accordance with recent updates to state and local guidelines the Bowers Museum is now temporarily closed until further notice.  During closure, the museum will continue with an array of robust offerings. Visit us online to:

  • Virtual programs
  • Outdoor events
  • Shop Bowers Gallery Store online (pick up or ship)
  • Book a holiday party, outdoor micro events

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