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Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum opened in 1936 and prides itself on showcasing world-class arts and cultures in a warm, inviting space located in the heart of Orange County.  Bowers continues be voted “Best Museum in Orange County” by OC Register for over 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, he Bowers campus is surrounded by lush gardens and rental space including:

  • 296 seat auditorium
  • 12,000 square feet of event space
  • Patina-owned Tangata Restaurant
  • John M. Lee Court
  • Margaret & Cleo Key Courtyard
  • Historic Balcony
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Fluor Family Gallery
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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.


Bowers Museum

2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706


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Our Response to COVID-19:

03/17/2021  Reopening with limited capacity, required face coverings and temperature screenings.  Advance ticket purchase suggested.



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