Los Angeles Museums: Westside area

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August 2021 update - these museums are open unless otherwise noted. Reservations might be required and some restrictions may apply, so please check each venue's website for details.



Getty Center Museum. [Photo Credit: LAtourist.com] Getty Center Museum

Getty Center Museum
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts and the humanities that includes an art museum as well as programs for education, scholarship, and conservation. [West L.A. / Sepulveda Pass]

Skirball Cultural Center
The Skirball museum collection, reflecting a history of 4,000 years, ranks among the largest of its genre in the world, with 25,000 objects of artifacts related to Jewish life and culture. The museum's core exhibit, Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America, explores themes related to the pursuit of the American dream through immigration, acculturation and the embracing of democratic values. [West L.A. / Sepulveda Pass]

UCLA Fowler Museum
The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores art and material culture from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Native and Latin America, past and present. Free Admission, Easy Parking. [UCLA / Westwood]

UCLA Hammer Museum
The facility includes approximately 14,000 square feet of exhibition space as well as an open-air courtyard which is used for outdoor performances, members' openings, movie premiere parties and community events. Includes the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, a five acre outdoor sculpture collection (10899 Wilshire Boulevard) [UCLA / Westwood]

Museum of Tolerance
[August 2021 update - Temporarily closed; Virtual events are offered]
A high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two central themes through unique interactive exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust - the ultimate example of man's inhumanity to man. [West L.A., near Fox Studios]

Holocaust Museum L.A.
Memorial to World War 2 Holocaust victims. The museum hosts scrolls, newspapers and other artifacts in permanent and special exhibits. Holocaust Museum LA is currently closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and certain holidays. [near The Grove]

Museum of Jurassic Technology
[August 2021 update - Temporarily closed]
This small museum is not related to dinosaurs; instead it features exhibits that are related to old technology. [in Palms, near downtown Culver City and Sony Studios]



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