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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bowers is a fabulous local museum with great temporary and permanent exhibits. Easily can be done in a couple hours and they even have a sit down restaurant if your hungry.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank halmj06
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shannon w
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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.