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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

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Address: 2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
Phone Number: 714-567-3600
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.

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Fathers Day

We met close friends at the Bowers to see the 1968 exhibit. We were able to park on the street for free but there is a parking lot across the street for $6.00. This was Fathers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Anaheim Hills, California
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Anaheim Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We met close friends at the Bowers to see the 1968 exhibit. We were able to park on the street for free but there is a parking lot across the street for $6.00. This was Fathers Day Sunday and as a father I received free admission. My wife's ticket cost $12.00 and given all you can see that is a... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love that they offer free days to Santa Ana residents. They rotate the exhibits so you need to stop back often. My adult kids and teenager and husband all enjoyed it.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The museum is on the smallish side. Still, would probably take the serious inquirer 4 or so hours. There were several unique and thorough exhibits, including one on Spirits and Headhunters. That was pretty unsettling. But I really learned quite a bit about something I knew little about. Docents were very friendly and helpful. I needed something close to John... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Celebrated a cousin's anniversary on tour with 28 friends. The museum is beautifully done, the exhibits are incredible, the docent really knew what she was talking about. Ended with a museum shop tour and brunch on the outside patio. Nice way to spend a day.

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Santa Ana, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a nice museum in central Orange County. It has limited exhibit space, although this has recently increased. On a visit a while back I was very disappointed that much of the display consisted of photographs of the original art.

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here with my kids. They loved it. There are many artifacts. Unfortunately, my teenager did not care for it much.No surprise there. Overall, its a great and educational place to visit.

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Bowers is a wonderful museum. They always have great special exhibits. Most recently, we have enjoyed the terra cotta soldiers which turned out to be so much more. A real surprise was the Madeleine Albright Pin Collection. It was wonderful. This is a small enough museum that you can actually see it in a visit. Seniors' rates. Almost everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Usually I am not much into museums but Bowers, for a smaller cith like Santa Ana, is a real sleeper! It gets some of the top displays from around the world! Even King Tut's treasure! Try it you might like it!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I teach college level-classes and I used this museum for a field trip to a special exhibit. However, when we got there, the permanent exhibit was a gold mine!!! Their New Guinea exhibit is extensive, colorful, tasteful, and fabulous. There was very little exoticism and more preservation of culture (though maybe others would disagree). It was hands on experience in... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

First Sunday of the month is Free Bowers day from kids musuem to other areas way to go Target for sponsoring a day people that wouldnt normally be able to go can see the wonder exhibits

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Additional Information about Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Address: Address: 2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
Phone Number: 714-567-3600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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