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Getty Villa
Getty Villa
#About the Getty Villa

Getty Villa is part of the Getty Museum, one of Los Angeles' most impressive museums, consisting of two parts: the main museum on a hill in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu right here.

The villa was the original seat of the museum. It was built in 1970, on the top of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The villa, which is completely free, bears the name of the philanthropist and oil tycoon Paul Getty, who hoped to make everyone enjoy and experience art. He used to collect many items that included antiques and paintings, photographs, sculptures and prints. In fact, Getty was one of the richest Americans and established quite a few important institutions like the Research Institute and the Conservation Center and Foundation.

In his youth he visited Italy, where he met the Papirios Villa - a villa full of pools and fountains of various sizes and shapes. He fell in love with the idea and decided to make a copy of the place in California - where the pools and fountains would also occupy a central role. And so he did. Getty was able to allow visitors here to experience the same experience hehad in Italy.

The villa was invested with $275 million and the museum became very popular and highly illustrated. It was renovated and reopened in early 2006 after an 8-year renovation. Today you will find a research campus dedicated to the preservation of Roman, Greek and Etruscan antiquities. In addition, treasures from an antiquities collection containing some 44,000 works owned by Getty are displayed. Thousands of visitors come to it each year.

Today there is an educational center and a museum dedicated to the culture and art of Greece, Rome and ancient Arturia. Pay particular attention to two interesting statues in the museum: one is "Lansdowne Herakles", a larger than life statue of the god from 125 AD and the other is "Victorious Youth", a Greek bronze sculpture (from the surviving life-size stories) of an Olympic victory.


Entrance to the museum is free but tickets are required in advance - visit the site provided below.

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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.

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The Autry National Center
Autry National Center
#Behind the Scenes of the Wild West

The Autry National Center is especially for wild west enthusiasts and the whole genre in general, located in Griffith Park. The center, which is a museum and venue for activities on the subject, gives a real glimpse into the reality and history behind the Wild West genre and the heritage of Western America.

The fascinating museum was founded in 1988 by the actor and businessman Jean Autry and attracts about 150,000 visitors each year. Autry's goal was to "explore and share the comprehensive story of the American West and its many cultures, and interpret its meaning."

If you liked the series "Little House on the Prairie," enjoy the sight of the wooden carriages, or enjoy guns drawn by noon, in this museum you can see the truth behind these myths. Here you can visit exhibitions of native Indian art and culture, listen to lectures and music performances, and participate, along with the children, of course, in special activities that simulate gold mining and basket weaving.

The museum's collection includes about 21,000 paintings, sculptures, costumes, textiles, weapons, equipment and tools, toys, musical instruments, and other objects.

The old museum was remodeled in 2013. Then the exhibits were arranged according to themes rather than in chronological order. In addition, new technology systems were introduced to enrich the visitor's experience .

Today the museum presents contemporary and historical exhibitions, annual programs for children, intellectual forums and more.


There is free parking in front of the entrance.

It is recommended to check in advance on the museum's website for special events during your visit to the city.

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Kidspace Children's Museum
Kidspace Children's Museum
#About the Museum that is Entirely for Children

The Kidspace Museum is an interactive children's museum with a variety of special shows and indoor and outdoor activities, which are fun and entertaining.

The museum has a variety of activities for children, such as a simulation workshop where children build and create things from scrap materials and everyday objects. There is also an arts and crafts complex, technology and electronics workshops, a learning center for ages 0-3, and more.

Outside the museum building there are also interesting facilities for children. There are game facilities for developing motor skills for toddlers, wide gardens, a climbing net in the forest, butterfly displays, bee observation, various water sports, fountains where children play and refresh on hot days, and more.


The museum is intended for children between the ages of 1 year to 10 years old.

On the first Tuesday of every month the entrance between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm free.

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Museums in Los Angeles

Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum
#About the Museum

The Hammer Museum is a museum that displays classical and modern art and much useful art. It was founded by industrialist Armand Hammer as his personal art collection. Since then, the museum has expanded its scope and became a leading institution in Los Angeles culturally. In the art scene it is also known as an institution with exhibitions and some critical works.

The museum hosts over 300 programs a year, including seminars, lectures, film screenings and concerts.

The founder, Armand Hammer, was an oil tycoon and a Jewish-American philanthropist. In 1987, he donated the works to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. About two weeks before his death in 1990, he inaugurated the Hammer Museum, which is currently run by the University of California at Los Angeles.


All museum collections, exhibitions and programs are free.

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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.

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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.


Near the museum there are wide gardens.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour
Space Shuttle Endeavour
#About the Space Center at the California Science Center

The Space Center at the California Center for Space Science is a space center that displays the Endeavor space shuttle, which, after its last mission, was brought to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at Expedition Park.

After a 70-hour transfer operation and overcoming many obstacles in traffic and moving it into Los Angeles itself, the Endeavour space shuttle was placed in a huge hall in the center. So visitors can visit it and learn about the space operations and missions about space shuttles filled with flights to the International Space Station.

In addition, the Space Center at the free Museum educates on a verity of innovations and invention in aerospace, ecology and US Space Programs.


Admission to the museum is free throughout the week.

To view Endeavour, please book in advance at the site attached below. You may charge a fee of $2- $3 and have to print the cards or display them from the phone at the entrance.

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How the Shuttle Operation was Carried to the Space Center at the Science Center at Exposition Park:


The Broad
The Broad
#About the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles

The Broad Museum in central Los Angeles is right next to the modern Walt Disney Hall. It was founded by billionaire Eli Broad, founder of AIG insurance company and the world's leading contemporary art collectors.

The museum, located on Grand Avenue in the center of the city, was built at a cost of $140 million. Here is the vast collection of Broad and his wife, Edith, with spectacular works, including those of the famous banal objects artist, Jeff Koons, Lichtenstein and Basquiat. Here you can see pop art icons and famous modern works, including the balloon dog and the colorful tulips of Koons, the huge dining table and the four impressive chairs of Robert Therrien, over 100 photographs of Cindy Sherman, Warhol's prints, paintings by Jasper Jones and the intriguing infinity room, with the "Mirror Room" by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

No less fascinating here is the magnificent and modernist structure, with the natural light that enters it and illuminates the many works.


Admission to the museum is free.

Book tickets online as soon as possible. The waiting list is of months and this will prevent aggravation and save time at the entrance.

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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.

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MOCA Grand Avenue Museum
#About the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles

The MOCA Grand Avenue or Museum of Contemporary Art is an important museum designed by architect Arata Isozaki. This is one of two branches of the MOCA Museum, located in downtown Los Angeles.

The museum focuses on the display of works of art created after 1940, from all fields of art, and their preservation for future generations. In addition, the museum supports the creation of new art, whether by presenting the works of the artists or by means of assistance and scholarships.

The red stone building was inaugurated in 1987. Among the artists whose works are displayed are; Jackson Pollock, Jasper Jones, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Klaas Oldenburg and many others.


Admission to the museum is free every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and for children under the age of 12.

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Getty Museum
#About the Getty Museum

The Getty Museum is one of the city's most impressive museums. The museum opened in 1997 and bears the name of philanthropist Paul Getty, who loved art and wanted to allow the public to enjoy and experience the pleasure of it. It is located on a mountain peak, which can only be reached by trains carrying visitors from the bottom of the hill.

The Getty Museum opened in 1974 in a house known today as "Getty Villa" and is still a museum in its own right.

Getty was one of the richest Americans and established quite a few important institutions, including the Research Institute and the Conservation Center and the Foundation in his honor. In his lifetime he collected many diverse items, including antiques and paintings, photographs, sculptures and prints that are still exhibited in the museum. In 1982, after receiving $1.2 billion from the Getty Heritage, the place became the richest museum in the world. About 1.3 million people visit the museum every year and it is one of the most popular museums in the United States.

#What Do You See Here?

Today you can see a variety of artworks in the museum. Among them are ancient Roman and Greek works, classical and modern art, medieval and Renaissance paintings and sculptures, 18th-century European furniture and paintings by well-known European painters.

In 1983, the museum purchased 144 illustrated medieval manuscripts from the Ludwig collection in Aachen, which was in financial trouble. The collection is said to be "one of the finest collections and certainly the most important of those that were privately owned." You can still see it in the museum.

#The Structure of the Museum and its Surroundings

The whole place is also an architectural masterpiece, at the head of a hill overlooking the spectacular views of Los Angeles. It was designed by architect Richard Mayer, commissioned by the foundation that received Getty's estate.

More from the museum is the educational center located in Malibu, dedicated to the culture and art of Greece, Rome and ancient Arturia. In addition to conventional art in museums such as paintings, sculptures and architecture, the museum also offers musical performances and concerts. Many do picnics in the surrounding lawns and gardens. The museum building is very impressive and it is recommended to stroll through the sculpture garden next to it. Also note the landscaped gardens surrounding the museum.


Entrance to the museum is free.

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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.

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.

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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.


Admission to the Museum is free throughout the week.

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