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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Nice small museum, enjoyable morning. There is a small section dedicated to California history. I would have liked to see more on that.

Thank L S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Do visit this historic structure with a courtyard garden and an appealing gift shop for their special exhibits as well as their permanent Pacific Art collection. Every time I go, I find something new. As this Pacific hall has recently been reinstalled with interpretive labels,...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We are members who live on the other side of town but visit several times a year because of the great temporary exhibits. African Twilight, Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies covers 40 years work of two women who documented in photos and videos many African ceremonies...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Between Bowers and the Hindu temple in Chino, you can't go wrong. Unfortunately, you can NOT take pictures in the venue. So take in the sights for memory sake.

Thank tinaGenius
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Great place to spend few hours with family or friends, they have nice expositions and different pieces of arts. Enjoyed a lot!

Thank VikulyaJan
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Bowers is a fabulous place to learn about Orange County's and California's history in addition to seeing world-class exhibits on many international subjects.

Thank Cathi D
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were able to attend a wedding at the Bowers Museum, and it was just a wonderful experience. We toured the museum and the permanent exhibits are excellent, fantastic pieces from Asia and Africa. The entire museum is built like a Spanish Mission around a...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with the family and it was a nice experience to be able to see all the different cultures of art. My 7 year old loved all the different things and how I can real the info about things. She learned a lot and...More

Thank GENA2010
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I went to the Italian Cinema movie Spettacolo. Before the movie they had a teacher from a college and she taught about the Italian language, unfortunately I came too late for that so I cannot give info on it. The movie was great and the...More

Thank shannon w
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I truly enjoyed learning so many historic information. I originally went for a school project and went with the kids and they enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend for everyone to go atleast once.

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29 June 2018|
Response from HBSnowFlower | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay -- glad you asked! Go to Bowers org web site and click on membership tab. Trip Advisor won't allow me to poast the link. Great new exhibits opening this fall!
29 June 2018|
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Response from iamgodot123 | Reviewed this property |
In person. Cash. Credit card. Check. Telephone. Credit card. On line. Credit card. U.S. Mail. Check. Maybe credit card.
Lydia M
28 March 2016|
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, many museums are historically closed on Mondays. Hours should be posted on their website.