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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Bowers Museum
Bowers Museum

(714) 567-3600

2002 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92706   Directions


Astound your friends and family by taking a leisurely yet engaging tour during your visit to the Bowers Museum and see why so many are enriched through the world's finest arts and cultures. Located in Santa Ana and easily accessed from any spot in Orange County, Bowers Museum welcomes every enthusiast to see the world in just one location. 

For more than 25 years, Bowers has served as a diverse and popular cultural center while expanding multi-faceted children's programming with the opening of the nearby Kidseum. They also continue to offer ongoing and deeply enlightening exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel and children's art education programs. Dare to live the life you've always wanted.

Discovery Cube - Orange County
Discovery Cube - Orange County

(714) 542-2823

2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705   Directions Website

Be ready to open your mind to the deep call of scientific discovery and ongoing learning by visiting Discovery Cube, Orange County, the quintessential hands-on science educational campus that delights, challenges and encourages kids through engaging science-based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the world around us. 

At Discovery Cube located in Santa Ana, learning is exciting fun and inspiring as children, teachers and even parents feed their appetite for immersive, interactive science activities while reaching out to the community. Here, learners make a difference and become prominent advocates for modern science education for years to come. 

Fullerton Museum
Fullerton Museum

(714) 738-6545

301 N Pomona Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832   Directions Website

Expand the horizons of your mind with the great assistance of the Fullerton Museum Center located north of Anaheim and witness first-hand the best in multidisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs in the areas of history, science, art and the humanities. At FMC, the goals are to stimulate dialogue, enthuse critical and creative thinking and open the world to all. 

FMC is home to the Gallery celebrating the life and legacy of Leo Fender of electric guitar fame. Visiting the remarkable gallery you will come upon the history of this unassuming man who could not play the guitar yet inspired generations of musicians and changed the sound and scope of popular music. This is definitely a must-stop for all who live and visit Southern California.   

MUZEO | Museum and Cultural Center
MUZEO | Museum and Cultural Center

(714) 956-8936

241 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805   Directions Website

Move about in a world of limitless opportunities with an open mind and an accepting heart and visit The MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center of Anaheim dedicated to the continuing effort to engage the community in exploring and celebrating the charm and richness of our diverse heritage, culture and arts through an array of creative programming and events.

Among the surprising gems and exciting experiences, MUZEO offers you an impressive insight into the historic 1908 Carnegie Library, pristinely manicured outdoor space of the Carnegie Plaza and Courtyard replete with beautiful waterscapes and ambient lighting and the MUZEO Main Gallery, a new model for urban cultural centers. 

Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Muckenthaler Cultural Center

(714) 738-6595

1201 W Malvern Ave
Fullerton, CA 92833   Directions Website

Take an up close and personal tour of The Muckenthaler Mansion commissioned back in 1924 and ever since gracing the wonderful scenic backdrop in Fullerton resting atop a bucolic hill and consisting of 18-rooms upon an 8.5 acre expanse. Years later, at the bequest of Harold Muckenthaler, his childhood home became a most splendid city cultural center. 

The Muck has since produced more than 60 astounding performances, gallery exhibits, festivals and special events along with literally thousands of hours of art education classes. This beautiful site also hosts over 75 weddings and corporate events each year and boasts of an impressive list of accolades and awards in recognition of their cultural arts contribution to local society. 

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!

(323) 466-6335

6780 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028   Directions Website

Amaze yourself as you explore some of the most interesting, bizarre and curious items and phenomena that the world has to offer through the eyes and extensive travels of legendary Robert Ripley at the ever so popular Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibitions, brought to you at the local offering in Hollywood and a must stop on your fun list while in Southern California.

Entering the world-renowned Odditorium, your imagination will perform back-flips as you and your group browse 2 intense floors of oddities, 15 galleries of unique findings and over 300 unusual but thought-provoking exhibits. There's plenty of parking and it's wheelchair accessible, wonderful for birthday parties and completely family friendly. You'll have a blast, believe it or not!

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