Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum

Classes/Workshops - Educational - Festivals - Free Events - Gallery - History/Heritage - Kids & Families - Kids & Family - Literature/Poetry - Museum - Music - Nonprofit - Phased Reopening - Poetry & Literature - Special Events - Traditional Arts - Visual Arts


 (714) 567-3600

 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

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 :

PHASED REOPENING SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 with safety precautions and limited visitor capacity of 25%.  Please read our guidelines before your visit.

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