in Pasadena, CA (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

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.

David and Mary Gamble

4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103   Directions

(626) 793-3334


Enter the magnificent American Arts and Craft style home owned by David and Mary Gamble of the world-renowned Procter and Gamble Company. Today, the home is owned by the city of Pasadena and welcomes visitors inside the National Historic Landmark to see its stunning architecture and original furnishings.

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103   Directions

(626) 449-9144


Little imaginations are set free at the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Kids can explore 2 acres of indoor and outdoor attractions filled with art and water play areas, 40–foot climbing structures, an ant tunnel, an earthquake simulator, a winding grass maze and a man-made river with two pools.

Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105   Directions

(626) 449-6840


View one of the most remarkable private art collections in the world at the Norton Simon Museum. It took more than 30 years for the 20th century industrialist Norton Simon to amass the collection of 12,000 European paintings and sculpture ranging from the 14th to the 20th century.

Pacific Asia Museum

46 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101   Directions

(626) 449-2742


The Pasadena Playhouse District is home to the Pacific Asia Museum. The building alone, a former residence modeled after the Beijing palace of a Chinese prince, justifies a visit to this attraction. See over 15,000 objects, including rare examples of art and cultural artifacts from Asia and the Pacific Islands, spanning over five thousand years.

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 E Union St
Pasadena, CA 91101   Directions

(626) 568-3665


Explore California’s art scene at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Discover a sleek modern museum founded by local resident art collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman which showcase art, architecture and designs that originate from Cali from the 1800s to present. Spend a day enjoying artful wonders and shopping for artsy souvenirs.

Pasadena Museum of History

470 W Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91103   Directions

(626) 577-1660


The Pasadena Museum of History is situated on the lush grounds of the Fenyes Mansion located on the city’s famed Millionaires Row. The museum itself is small and filled with local historical artifacts and invites visitors to stroll through the mansion, the Finnish Folk Art Museum and the grounds spectacular gardens.

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