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Paley Center for Media

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Address: 465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone Number: 310 786 1000
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Non-profit organization dedicated to collect and preserve those television...
Non-profit organization dedicated to collect and preserve those television and radio programs chosen for their artistic, cultural and historical significance.
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Special Exhibits

I stopped in to see the special Survivor Exhibit. Lots of hands on things to do- like some of the Immunity Challenges from the show. The staff was very pleasant!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
JenRyder
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

I stopped in to see the special Survivor Exhibit. Lots of hands on things to do- like some of the Immunity Challenges from the show. The staff was very pleasant!

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There are several exhibits offered each year here, you should have a great experience. Plan on a few hours to look around.

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West Hollywood, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
73 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Paley has ALL you could ask for as far as access to media in the last and current (or maybe in 19th) Century. GOOGLE for days/times and any fee + parking. Well worth the visit.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came here hoping to see a history of TV and Radio. Instead there was ONLY an exhibit on typewriters and of Rocky and Bullwinkle. The Rocky and Bullwinkle exhibit was sparse could have been put in a small room. They could have used the vast space for a more interesting exhibit. The museum is free except for the pressure... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I would highly recommend a visit to the Paley Center. The wonderful archive resources available for viewing have largely been digitised since our last visit in 2010 and the "Television Out of the Box" exhibit was very impressive when we visited in summer 2013 - the Center partnered with Warner Brothers Television to put on display original costumes, props, authentic... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I always wanted to visit the Paley and was glad I finally got to go. This is not a huge museum and you need to check on the show in residence and your intended time to visit. They do what they do very well and I hope to return soon to attend a talk given by one of my favoirite... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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271 reviews 271 reviews
105 attraction reviews
753 helpful votes 753 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Whether you are a fan of television or not, this place will have many things that will be up your alley. They have the set of the television show FRIENDS, HAPPY DAYS and other television replicas and props from the studios. I would recommend coming here and spending an hour, especially if you are here attending an event. Just come... More 

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West Milton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The staff was very friendly & helpful. Limited number of exhibits, wide ranging. The viewing library was interesting. Their website states "Free admission. Suggested contribution: $10.00 for adults." No, it is $10.00 to see everything. Unless, you just want to see the lobby and gift shop. Parking in the garage was not a problem.There is a lot of traffic from... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I don't see the point to waste your time there as a tourist. I go when I am invited to a party. Seen it, done it, no magic!

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Warwick, New York, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited the Paley Center in LA while visiting, due to the mostly high reviews. This place would get 5 stars from me if it were free, but it's not, hence my disappointment. If I'm paying $10 pp to see an exhibit, I except more than 1 room of props. This place should definitely be free because it's not worth... More 

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