Free! Free Thursdays (3 pm-8pm) & Fridays (all day) at the Long Beach Museum of Art – 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach
Free! First Fridays Downtown Fullerton Art Walk (6 pm-10 pm) – Fullerton Museum Plaza, 301 N. Pomona Ave, Fullerton
Free! First Saturdays Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk – Santa Ana Arts District, 207 North Broadway, Santa Ana
Free! Free Second Sundays at OCMA – Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach
Free! Target Free Sundays at Museum of Latin American Art – 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach
Free! Target Free one designated Sunday each month- Children’s Museum of La Harba – 301 S. Euclid St., La Harba
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, a nonprofit southern California cultural center, is proud to announce its upcoming Open Casa exhibition The Idle Hour: Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine. The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, valued at approximately $17 million with about 1,200 artworks, is the most significant collection that Casa Romantica has exhibited to date, and the first that is loaned straight from an institution.
Casa Romantica will showcase 23 of the most significant holdings of The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine in Casa Romantica’s stunning Spanish Revival exhibition space and cultural center by the sea.
Tickets: $5, FREE to children ages 12 & under.
Mystery From The Tomb: The Face Beneath The Mask – Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
This exhibition explores a hidden phenomenon right inside of an Egyptian mummy mask! During the mask’s first inspection at the museum, a photograph of the interior revealed the distinct impression of a human face. Help us as we investigate deeper into the mystery of how this extraordinary mask came to be by looking at its interior yourself. Are we staring into the face of an Egyptian who was mummified approximately 2,000 years ago? Or are things not what they seem?
Tickets: $10-$15, Children Under 12-free
Sea of Adventure – Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, Newport Beach
An interactive exhibit about man’s relationship and romance with the sea. “Sea of Adventure” comprises three sections that examine the past, present and future of nautical exploration. Original murals, ship models, interactive panels and an image of world champion pro skimboarder Paolo Prietto will be on view.
Tickets: Adult (13+): $4.00; Youth (4-12): $2.00; Children 3 and under: Free
Red Car Museum in Seal Beach – Main, Seal Beach
SEAL BEACH – Red Car Museum is open. Noon to 3 p.m. Visit the past with a look at this historic rail car that used to drive between Los Angeles and Seal Beach daily. Transformed into a museum with videos, pictures and a great collection of memorabilia, it is well worth a stop and look. Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays, the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach.
Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.
Call: (562) 683-1874. Corner of Main & Electric Seal Beach, CA 90470
See more exhibits on the websites of the local museums:
The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
OC Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach
Discovery Science Center, 2500 N Main St., Santa Ana
Laguna Museum of Art, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach
Gray Matter Museum of Art, 485 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa
Long Beach Museum of Art – 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach
Norton Simon Museum of Art, 411 W Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, 7850 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano
Armand Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Wy, Los Feliz
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA
LA Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., LA
The MUZEO Museum, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
The Nethercutt Collection, 15200 Bledsoe St., Sylmar
Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Ponoma Ave, Fullerton
The Muckenthale Museum, 1201B West Malvern Ave, Fullerton
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 East Bay Ave, Newport Beach
Heritage Museum of Orange County, 3101 West Harvard, Santa Ana
The Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 South Euclid St., La Habra
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