- One of the largest aquariums in the United States. Features hundreds of aquatic species of the Pacific Ocean in large, natural habitats, as well as dozens of smaller exhibits.
- located on a magnificent bluff site overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The campus includes the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house (built in 1912), a new pavilion with two floors of expansive gallery space for changing exhibitions, and oceanfront gardens.
- The Museum of Latin American Art's mission is to educate the American public about contemporary Latin American art (created by artists who have lived or worked in Latin America since World War II) through the establishment of a significant representative permanent collection and the presentation of dynamic exhibitions and related programs.
- Daily tours. The Queen Mary features an on-board hotel, an elaborate Champagne Sunday Brunch, a variety of restaurants, a wedding chapel and 16 Art Deco reception salons for private celebrations.
- Features local aquatic life as they would appear in their natural habitat. Visitors can interact with live animals in the "touch tank" and browse exhibits, including slide shows and special events. Exhibits and events are designed to please all ages.
is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Fort MacArthur, a U.S. Army post which guarded the Los Angeles harbor from 1914 to 1974.
- Seven galleries of exhibits exploring the maritime history of Southern California.
- Long Beach area - The ship is functional but is also part museum. Near Ports o' Call Village.
- This exquisitely-restored mansion built in 1864 features an extensive collection of Victorian decorative arts and furnishings. The museum is located in a 20-acre park. Guided 90-minute tours explore the mansion, a one-room schoolhouse and a stagecoach barn. [Wilmington]
- The historic Drum Barracks is the only Civil War-era U.S. Army building still standing in Southern California. The Drum Barracks served as the main training, staging and supply depot for military operations. The museum is operated by the City of Los Angeles, and features many historical items from the Civil War era. [Wilmington]
- This museum shows how printing was accomplished before inkjets and laser printers. It's necessary to take a one-hour tour in order to truly appreciate the museum because the tour includes lots of fun demonstrations on old machinery, including a replica of the original Gutenberg Press. Hours are limited so be sure to call before you go. [Carson]
- Located next to Point Vicente Lighthouse, this small natural history museum is an ideal whale-watching spot. Exhibits highlight the peninsula's geology, flora and fauna. Open daily, 10 AM to 5PM, year-round, with extended hours during summer. Picnic areas are available. [Rancho Palos Verdes]
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