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Grammy Museum
Grammy Museum
#About the Museum of Music

The Grammy Museum is a relatively new attraction since it opened in 2008. It offers an interactive experience, where you can learn about the various genres of music. It is located in downtown Los Angeles and you can see here objects of artists, there were used during various Grammy evenings throughout the ages - sheets of paper with the lyrics of their songs, suits and costumes, musical instruments and more.

The museum aims to provide a unique learning opportunity for anyone interested in the creative and technological processes of recording the history of the Grammy Awards. It also tries to inspire the next
generation to explore and create new forms of music by recognizing its roots and bases.

The museum also offers artistic programs with various hip-hop and jazz artists, and there are quite a few activities for children, students, tourists and anyone interested.
Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific
#About the Aquarium of the Pacific Ocean

The purpose of the Aquarium of the Pacific is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and responsibility for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and its ecosystems. Each year, more than 1.7 million people visit the aquarium.

You can see more than 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits representing the diversity of the Pacific Ocean - 19 large observation ponds and 32 targeted ones. Here you will be able to tour Pacific wildlife in three areas: southern California, tropical Pacific and northern Pacific.

Beyond the variety of animals, the aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages and lectures by leading scientists in the field. It allows to learn comprehensively about the ocean sciences and the planet in general through a variety of multimedia experiences.

Throughout the year, the aquarium includes cultural events, festivals and art exhibitions to attract new audiences and make science more accessible.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/y7ZgeaDIimc
The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary
#About the Hotel, Ship, and Entertainment Center: The Queen Mary

If you like luxury cruises, The Queen Mary is a ship you'll probably want to visit. It is located in Long Beach (a southern suburb of Los Angeles) and today serves as a luxurious floating hotel, with restaurants, exhibitions, various events and guided tours.

The Queen Mary was originally built as a luxury passenger liner with 12 floors. The guests were celebrities and wealthy travelers traveling between 1934 and 1967 on the Europe-USA route, with 2,000 guests aboard, each with 1,000 crew members. The Queen Mary has a long and important history. In the days of World War II, the ship was used as a floating hospital, which even transferred military forces from the United States, Canada and Australia to Europe. For this important role, all traces of luxury were removed, and the ship was disguised in gray, and nicknamed the "gray spirit." At the end of the war, it was decided to turn it into a hotel. The rooms have been renovated, but the original design is preserved and if you look around you will feel like you've come back a few decades.

The Queen Mary is large, 330 meters long and has a total area of ​​100,000 square meters, the hotel has no less than 345 rooms and the prices are between $120 and $350 per night. The boat attracts 1.3 million tourists each year, and 4,000 vehicles to its parking lots.


#About Tours and Ghosts

If you are interested in a tour of the ship, you have 2 options: one is an independent tour in which you can tour the engine rooms, in the belly of the ship and on the upper floors. Another option is to take a half-hour entertaining guided tour, where visitors will hear about the history of the ship with an experience full of effects, sound and other equipment that will redefine your relationship with the ghosts that the stories say are still circulating here. Many visitors said they spotted ghosts at the pool - women in fashionable swimwear of the 1920's and people on the ship dressed in early-century clothes. The truth? Sounds like spirits worth meeting.


#Tips

If you decide to enter without staying at the hotel, parking will cost you $10 and another $20 for the boat ride.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/-vWBIUVhiUc
Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
#About the Museum Combining Classic Vehicles with the Future Vehicles of Super Brands

If you like vehicles and you have passion for engines or affection for radiators, we have a place for you. The Petersen Automotive Museum is a museum founded by the wealthy couple Margie and Robert Petersen, who have over the years acquired a collection of more than 100 cars and motorcycles, some of them rare and particularly spectacular.

Here you can see classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, from the types that starred in the streets of Hollywood in the 1930's and 1940's to the most modern and expensive vehicles of our day. Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Mercedes and Ford - there is representation of various vehicles, from classic tanks to the desired brands and supermodels of today.

The museum is also recommended for children, who can experience driving here on vehicles and learn how to make them.

The Peterson Museum, which deals with the history of the automotive world, opened in 1994 with an investment of $40 million. Initially it was located within the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles. Later, it moved to his current location, which enabled the display of all exhibits, without harmful exposure to sunlight. In 2015 the museum underwent extensive renovation totaling $125 million.

The vehicles displayed here span 25 galleries and another part of the collection is located on the basement level. The variety here is great and car enthusiasts can spend a few hours here enjoying it. On the first floor you can see the collection of cars when it is displayed. The second floor deals with automotive engineering and the automotive industry, design, implementation and interactive study exhibitions. On the third floor you will learn about the history of the American automobile industry, famous racing drivers and their stories, and more.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/LH7gSj4JeI0


Instruction:

https://youtu.be/T24lY2op6gU

Los Angeles in Winter

The Hollywood Museum
The Hollywood Museum
#About the Hollywood Museum

In a building painted in green and pink colors, styled in the Art Deco style, is the Hollywood Museum. Today you can see here costumes and relics from known actors. Actually, this museum houses the largest collection of Hollywood souvenirs in the world.

The museum has 4 floors, showing about 10,000 items from the cinema and TV world - parts of different sets, costumes, vintage souvenirs, photos, items, and more. For example, you can see the prison cell of Hannibal from "Silence of the Lambs," Marilyn Monroe's famous dress, Elvis's famous tux, Superman's suit, Rocky's boxing gloves, and more.

The museum displays Hollywood and its history and fame. In the past, this building was used as a factory for the makeup company Max Factor, named after Factor himself, the king of makeup, the same one who created the glowing look for most Hollywood stars. Don't forget to visit the famous makeup rooms in the museum.

In the museum are also temporary exhibits.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwPt7qnuq7w
Museum of Ice Cream
Museum of Ice Cream
#About the Ice Cream Museum

If we were to ask you to imagine a world full of colored ice cream, sugar and chocolate - it would probably look just like the Los Angeles Ice Cream Museum. The pop-up shop, this colorful and sweet venture, is a tribute to sugar. In fact, it was supposed to operate only until May, but due to high demand the period lengthened.

Already at the entrance to the museum you will enter a room full of pink phones, where you will meet the ice cream fairy. Pay attention to the sweet design - giant ice cream swings, floral wallpaper you can scrape and smell, light fixtures shaped like reversed ice cream, mirrors and colorful backgrounds - the perfect setting for the perfect selfie.

In the different rooms of the Museum of Ice Cream you will discover a variety of exhibits, all of which are colorful and attractive. There is a room here that is a greenhouse for mint plants planted in chocolate soil, a banana split room with 10,000 bananas, a jungle of giant shrimp melting into the wall, a colorful candy pool, eating especially sweet balloons, a rubber teddy bear room, a kitchen with a pancake sandwich ice cream and what not.

This is one of the few museums where you will be asked to taste, smell and play with the various exhibits and certainly one of the only places where you can enjoy free ice cream and the calories that are usually associated with such ice creams.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
#About the Madame Tussauds Museum

It seems that there is no one who has not heard of Madame Tussauds' network of museums and their wax figures. In addition to the main branch of the chain, which is located in London, many museums have been established around the world.

At the Madame Tussauds wax museum on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you will find the wax dolls of the Hollywood stars whose names are engraved on the golden stars on the pavement. This is where you can be photographed and touch your favorite stars.

Madame Tussauds wax museum is the only museum where you can meet and take pictures with the famous people in history and in today's world.

From movie stars and successful singers to politicians, athletes and other famous people - here are waxed sculptures of personalities from culture, history, art and science, alongside statesmen and celebrities from all corners of the world.

On the three floors of the museum there are almost 20 different compounds, where you can get a glimpse into the glamorous world of Hollywood. Famous movie sets will allow you to wear costumes of the characters from the films and take pictures with the wax figures of the stars.


#Who was Marie Tussauds?

It all started with a French wax sculptor named Marie Tussauds, who founded what will be the first Madame Tussauds museum. It was an exhibition of wax sculptures, the first of Tussauds, but all the sculptures displayed were of the sculptor Philip Curtius and they did not include celebrities. The exhibition was held in Paris in 1770. Pretty soon she won success and after 6 years she transferred the exhibit to the Royal Palais.

Tussauds wanted more. She studied the art of wax sculpture from Curtius, her mother was his housekeeper. After he taught her the art of wax sculpture, she created her first sculpture, the statue of Walter. It was in 1777, and the statue aroused so much enthusiasm that French celebrities asked Tussauds to sculpt them as well. Pretty soon she also sculpted famous celebrities such as Benjamin Franklin and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

In 1792, Tussauds, who inherited the collection of Curtius' sculptures after his death, moved to London, the capital of England, and the Tussauds Wax Museum was born. The museum has gained a reputation as a unique museum and the wax sculptures have gained world renown fame.

The huge success of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London led to the opening of Madame Tussauds wax museums all over the world. There are also wax museums in many capital cities around the world, including Vienna, Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Bangkok and more.


#Tips
Do not forget to bring a camera.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMzVVmMHlH8


Kylie Jenner Meets her Wax Doll for the First Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUjbob-NsG8
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
#About the Center for Natural History in General

Like all museums of its kind in the world, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles returns visitors thousands to millions of years back in time. Here you will encounter fossils, skeletons, gems and stones in general, minerals and stuffed animals, alongside models of dinosaurs and animals that have been extinct for millions of years.

You will also find views of a wide range of topics related to nature and science. Here is an exhibition of ancient art from the world, dealing with the diverse history of the American continent, and more.

Today, the main attraction in the museum is the new dinosaur hall. Here is displayed one of the largest and most impressive dinosaur exhibits in the world.

Among the rich collections in the exhibits, there are insect collections, African and North American mammal display, a hall of stuffed birds, rocks and gems, minerals, diamonds, sapphire rocks, rubies, and different fossils, shell, ceramics, survival tools, and more.

If you've dreamed of walking among dinosaurs, and almost touch the extinct creatures, this museum is the place.


#Tips

Near the museum there are wide gardens.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/inDn_h7By6c


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/Uf373yy_7eo



The Dinosaur that Visits:

https://youtu.be/7_tbWWVMLZw


Hollywood Wax Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum
#About the Wax Museum of the Movie Industry

Do you dream of photos or a selfie with famous Hollywood stars? Then you are in the right place. Here the biggest Hollywood stars await, and none of them would say no to a photo with you.

It may be off that not far away from the museum is the famous Madame Tussauds, that has almost the same content. However, in Hollywood, there is a place for stars everywhere, even if it is a little repetitive.

Here you can see figures made from the wax of famous personalities from around the world, and to differentiate from Madame Tussauds - here you can see only Hollywood stars, real celebrities. Exact and precise work has brought about the recreation of hundreds of known stars - Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, George Clooney, and more. There are about 220 wax figures of the world stage, those loved from the cinema world.

The museum was opened in 1965 by the entrepreneur Spoony Singh, and is the oldest wax museum in the United States. Even after Singh's retirement, the Hollywood's wax tradition was maintained by his sons and grandchildren, who continue to uphold the museum. In 2012 the family was declared as Hollywood heroes by the Hollywood Trade Commerce, for the generous support and contribution to the Hollywood community. The different wax figures here continue to change and adapt today.


A Closure Look at the Figures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiKM-gQH5fo
Guinness World Records Museum
#About the Museum that Commemorates the Biggest Records in History

Who did not grow up on the amazing book series, the Guinness World Records? We all remember waiting for the yearly book, and the curiosity about the interesting and fascinating things to be learned, that the book shows.

The Guinness World Records Museum, just like the books, is the place where the best world records are displayed.

The museum was opened to the public in 1991, and has since displayed many records: the largest pizza ever baked, the fastest runner, the tallest man, the shortest women, and more. At this fun family attraction you can compare your weight to that of the heaviest man on Earth, try to break the record for the longest jump, compare your height to the tallest man on Earth, and more.

The achievements that you can seen here have to do with many different fields: sports, space, animals, human achievements, and more. All these are displayed using fun interactive games and trivia, photo galleries and movies.



Guinness Museum for Children:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEf4nQ5g06Y
Walt Disney Concert Hall
#About the Concert Hall

If you are Disney or music fan - this is the place that perfectly combines the two. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the home of the Philharmonic Symphony of Los Angeles and is a part of the complex for stage arts of Los Angeles.

Here you can see many different concerts - starting from classical music, and jazz, and other worldly tunes. Many times there are special showings here of movies with live music, performed by very talents musicians. There are also free concerts that take place here.

The hall itself is incredible, with outstanding acoustics. It is well designed, and impressive inside and out. The hall itself looks like a huge sailing boat. It was established in 2003, after 16 years of planning by architect Frank Gehry (the same man who designed the famous Guggenheim Museum).

You are welcome to come for guided tours that the hall offers, however, if you want to see the main hall you will need to purchase tickets to one of the shows.


A View from Above:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NczAMTYRog
MOCA Geffen Contemporary
#About the Small Museum for Contemporary Art

The MOCA Geffen Contemporary, or MOCA Geffen for short, is a small museum. In the past it was called the Contemporary Museum and it is great, especially for modern art enthusiasts.

The MOCA Geffen was planned by the American architect Frank Gehry. It is located in a building that used to be a parking lot for police cars. The museum spaces are huge, and befitting the kinds of installations that are shown here.

The MOCA Geffen shows fascinating collections of modern art and has a wide variety of temporary exhibits that change often. To see when exhibits are showing at the museum visit the museum website attached below.



#Tips
The entrance to the museum is free every Thursday between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, as well as for children under the age of 12.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8CNZZhhSGqg


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/t0kMANEsw_M
The Waffle
#About the Restaurant where Everything is Waffle

The Waffle restaurants on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is, in fact, a fast food place, but special. Here, they specialize in sweet waffles with different toppings, of all flavors and colors.

There are not only sweets here. the restaurant also has hamburgers and omelets on waffles and even fries in small waffles. There are also breakfasts here served on top of waffles.

The prices here are decent, and you will definitely enjoy yourself. Have fun!


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/HlBXvQoFc6M
California Science Center
#About the Popular Scientific Center of the State of California

The California Science Center is a free museum that displays hundreds of exhibits that engage visitors to get to know technological innovations and scientific inventions as well as life, space, aviation, and ecology. This is done through a variety of interactive and innovative displays, fascinating both young and old.

Here you can explore the wonders of science with simulations and experiences such as the Hurricane simulator, a 10-minute "flood", biking in the air, exploration of the depths of the sea, the circle of life, lightening and thunder or babies emerging from eggs.

There are also live demos, interactive exhibits and fascinating inspiring 3D movies. In some of the exhibits you will be asked to act and try things, such as exhibitions dealing with different processes that drive the earth, or study scientific principles and inventions that affect our lives dramatically.

At the California Science Center you can explore the forms of survival of the various forms of life in nature, understand the scientific principles of aviation or experiment with the scientific side of spaceflight. All these and many other things make your stay here a perfect refuge and excellent balance for children and parents, from all the Hollywood abundance and theme parks that this city offers in abundance.


#Tips

Admission to the Museum is free throughout the week.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/UT1EMfzFDS0


Kids Having Fun at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/HffU7bhl9ng
Griffith Observatory
#About Los Angeles' Observatory and Planetarium

On a green hill, overlooking Hollywood from high up, and the stars from below, is Griffith Observatory, located on the top part of Griffith Park. With over one million visitors each year, this is the most visited observatory in the world.

Griffith Observatory will take you on an exciting adventure to the solar system and around the whole world. The round, white building can be seen from different points in Los Angeles, and on the weekends gets really crowded.

The observatory was built in Griffith Park by Colonel and astronomy enthusiast, Griffith Jenkins Griffith. His dream was to make the stars reachable for everyone, and not only scientists. This is the reason the entrance to the observatory is free, and has been this way since its establishment in 1935. Griffith's donation money ensure that the entire park around the observation would be named after him. About 10 years ago, the building was renovated at a cost of about $35 million.

In 2006, after renovations that cost about $93 million that lasted 4 years, the observatory was re-opened, with a sophisticated planetarium and small theater, a Foucault pendulum, and fantastic telescope, theater, and more. In the galleries there are scientific exhibits that help understand the sky, solar system, and earth.

In the great musical "La La Land," the famous observatory was one of the most prominent and beautiful locations for the shootings, where the romantic couple spent time. It has been commemorated in many movies, and it even has a monument for the actor James Dean, who filmed here a famous knife fight scene in his famous movie, "Rebel Without a Cause." Besides looking at the sky and stars, the observatory is a great place to look over the Hollywood Sign, as well as a viewpoint for all of Los Angeles.




#Tips

Entrance to the observatory is free, and on weekends can get crowded - try coming here on the weekdays.

The view from here over Los Angeles is great, especially in the evening houses with the lights spread across the city.


A Closer Look at Griffith Observatory:

https://youtu.be/YK8s70DeddM?t=5m01s


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