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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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A Cultural Vacation!

The programming here is visually stimulating, intellectually provocative, or both! Wanna go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Santa Ana, California
via mobile

A classy little Museum in the middle of Santa Ana. I went to a convention there. The auditorium is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tustin, California
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The programming here is visually stimulating, intellectually provocative, or both! Wanna go somewhere? Leave it to a good museum to make that happen! I feel fortunate to have an experience nearby that can take me so far. And somewhere worth going!" Bowers Museum knows how...More

Thank turboflite
Reviewed 1 week ago

A classy little Museum in the middle of Santa Ana. I went to a convention there. The auditorium is very pretty and comfortable. Large hallways with plenty of art to take pictures by. Overall a very nice experience.

Thank slws78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bowers is a faboulous Museum... This is a great place to learn and get wowed! They always have new exhibits and keep it interesting. The grounds are lovely so much so that many use this as a place to get married or just shoot their...More

Thank kathy k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum with so much history and very neat artifacts, it's not too big so it's easy to go through with small children (if they like to be at museums). I went for my school report and found it the best trip, worth the...More

Thank ebaez11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we drove from San Diego to see the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition, and we were very disappointed. The exhibit consisted of onev gallery with pictures and schematic drawings of homes and other buildings he designed and built. There was a film about his work....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Besides the photographs, Asian art, incredible rock display, etc. this is a place to bring your friends and children. Everyone was enjoying everything.

Thank normaredk
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We traveled to Bowers specifically to see the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit, which was very good, but there were several other equally good exhibits and a permanent collection that is worth the effort to visit this small museum. Restaurant is very nice, too.

Thank Tiz108
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The price of admission seems high for their limited collection. I recommend going elsewhere in the LA/OC area. Also, I found some of their staff to be quite rude and unwelcoming.

Thank Incoherent1
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Everytime, I go to this museum I wonder why I don't go more often - especially since we used to be a member and they have a wonderful restaurant. I went with a group of friends to the Frank LLoyd Wright lecture and exhibit. The...More

Thank Baltimore48
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice place for holiday party. The exhibits are very educational. The catering service was good. Delicious and creative appetizers. Place is very clean.

Thank 512teresitas
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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.