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Petersen Automotive Museum

Benefit: Single Entry
Regular Price: Adult USD 16.00; Child USD 8.00
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Attraction Highlights

  • Learn about the revolution of the automobile
  • Understand how automobiles have impacted our lives
  • Experience different styles of transportation
  • Kids explore the Rob and Melani Walton Discovery Center where they can build their own virtual racecar and explore how cars work
  • Experience the Ford GT in mixed reality with the Microsoft Hololens
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Single Entry

Important Notes
Museum Highlights Tour: 60 min. tour of the 3 floors of the main museum. $10pp (+ admission). Requires 2 weeks advance booking. Must be paid in advance with Group Services Dept. Public Vault Tour: 90 min. tour of the Vault Collection. $20pp (+ admission).
Tickets go on sale 6-8 weeks in advance, are subject to availability and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. May be purchased online, onsite (pending availability) and by calling Group Services. VIP Tours and Private Vault tours must be arranged in advance by calling Group Services.
Group and all Vault ticket holders save 10% on regular merchandise in the Petersen Store.
Group Services: 323/964-6346 [email protected]
Address 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Collection Information Museum Highlights Tour: 60 min. tour of the 3 floors of the main museum. $10pp (+ admission). Requires 2 weeks advance booking. Must be paid in advance with Group Services Dept. Public Vault Tour: 90 min. tour of the Vault Collection. $20pp (+ admission).
Tickets go on sale 6-8 weeks in advance, are subject to availability and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. May be purchased online, onsite (pending availability) and by calling Group Services. VIP Tours and Private Vault tours must be arranged in advance by calling Group Services.
Group and all Vault ticket holders save 10% on regular merchandise in the Petersen Store.
Group Services: 323/964-6346 [email protected]
Phone (323)930-2277
Email: [email protected]
Work Hours Daily, 10am-6pm
Closed Days Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Website https://petersen.org/

What to expect

People generally spend 3 hours visiting the World’s Greatest Automotive Museum. There are three themed floors: the History floor, the Industry floor, and the Artistry floor. Understand the automobile and its impact on American life and culture through the Petersen Automotive Museum’s diverse collection and engaging exhibits. In the Rob and Melani Walton Discovery Center you can explore the Cars Mechanical Institute where visitors can participate in the CARSpad Experience, an iPad game where visitors design their own virtual racecar.

Things to look out for

The current exhibitions are: The Porsche Effect, Seeing Red: 70 years of Ferrari (closes mid-May 2018), Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown Up World of Children’s Cars, An American Supercar: Experiencing the Ford GT with Microsoft HoloLens Mixed Reality, The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazon e Inspiracion, Hot Rods and Customs, Harley vs. Indian (closes April 2018), From 100 to 220: Jaguar’s Pursuit of Speed, Maserati: Made in Italy, Custom Revolution (opens mid-April 2018), Fine Tuning: Japanese/American Customs (opens mid-May 2018), The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking (opens mid-May 2018). Cars and Exhibits subject to change. For CARSpads all ages are welcome to play this game. However, adults must check-in for children under 12 to play and must supervise them always. The experience takes an average of 20 to 40 minutes. The game was developed and created in partnership with Disney/Pixar, with all the characters voiced by the original film actors. Take a 90-minute guided tour of the museum’s legendary vehicle storage Vault, featuring over 100 vehicles not currently on display. Multiple tours are offered daily for an additional fee. Ages 10+ only.

Helpful Tips

If you are on the Hop on Hop off, you can get off at stop 10 and walk to the Museum. Otherwise, there’s parking on site (free for 30 minutes and $13 for the day). The busiest time of day is at 1pm. Visitors are asked to refrain from touching vehicles, exhibited objects, display platforms and maintain a two-foot distance from all vehicles always. Photography is permitted in the main museum unless otherwise indicated by signage. Photography and cell phone use is not permitted in the Vault. Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted at any time. Backpacks, large bags, umbrellas etc. must be stored in the Security Office during museum visit. Complimentary wheelchairs are available to check out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Admissions Desk.

Important Notes

Museum Highlights Tour: 60 min. tour of the 3 floors of the main museum. $10pp (+ admission). Requires 2 weeks advance booking. Must be paid in advance with Group Services Dept. Public Vault Tour: 90 min. tour of the Vault Collection. $20pp (+ admission).
Tickets go on sale 6-8 weeks in advance, are subject to availability and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. May be purchased online, onsite (pending availability) and by calling Group Services. VIP Tours and Private Vault tours must be arranged in advance by calling Group Services.
Group and all Vault ticket holders save 10% on regular merchandise in the Petersen Store.
Group Services: 323/964-6346 [email protected]n.org
Address 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone (323)930-2277
Work Hours Daily, 10am-6pm
Closed Days Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Website https://petersen.org/