We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Catalina Island Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All photos (259)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Located in the heart of Avalon, the Catalina Island Museum offers the best in art and history exhibitions, music and dance performances, lectures by guest speakers from all over the world, and the finest in silent, documentary and international...more
Certificate of Excellence
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2414
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Catalina Island
from $39.95
More Info
from $19.95
More Info
from $19.95
More Info
from $135.00
More Info
Reviews (235)
Filter reviews
235 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the chihuly glass exhibit wrigley family catalina island historical overview temporary exhibits gift shop new building movies filmed interesting exhibits on display chicago cubs marilyn monroe movie stars natalie wood short film native americans great history
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 235 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned everything I needed to know about the history of Catalina and Avalon. A must see, especially if you like old movie history. Many iconic films were made here.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Rick G
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

I have to agree with a previous reviewer: There’s some interesting Catalina Island history exhibits and some interesting outdoor artwork upstairs and an interesting movie and an interesting Catalina Island ceramics display...but $17 ($15 seniors) seems rather steep for the experience, I’m sorry to say....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Cute little museum with interesting history of the island, but wow it is not worth $17 per person! They should be charging $7, and even that would feel like a generous donation for what you get. I do not recommend paying that fee.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jake S
Reviewed October 3, 2019

Lovely small museum that sets the stage for an island visit. Good information of the Native American inhabitants of the Island as well as the Hollywood playground eras

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sjm5749
Reviewed September 30, 2019

great place to go and get information about the history of the island. Also, the museum shop was amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jl4man2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

I have been here several times, both before & after their move to their new location on metropole avenue. The museum radically improved after their move to their new building. First, the new building is lovely. The have a beautiful outdoor patio on the second...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tylottama
Reviewed July 28, 2019

A small museum, but very nice. Enjoyed learning more on the history of Catalina Island. Also enjoyed the art work.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Racetothefinish
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

This museum provides a great overview of the island history, along with the unique artist exhibition on the roof. Price was $17 for adults or $15 for seniors. Begin with the 20 minute film about the history of Catalina Island. It doesn’t matter when you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rcc55-sd
Reviewed July 5, 2019

We think the Catalina Island Museum (the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building located on Metropole Ave.) is a gem. It has a permanent exhibit that presents many aspects of the history of the island, special exhibitions and outdoor spaces with artwork.. We thought the permanent...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steve S
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Excellent and very informative museum. Easy to walk to from the town center. There is lots of information about the many movie stars that frequented the island.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Claudette S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Casa Mariquita Hotel
231 reviews
.03 miles away
Hermosa Hotel
337 reviews
.03 miles away
Catalina Island Inn
711 reviews
.04 miles away
Hotel St. Lauren
417 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 59 nearby restaurants
Steve's Steakhouse
1,339 reviews
.14 miles away
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co
290 reviews
.08 miles away
Avalon Grille
1,129 reviews
.14 miles away
Bluewater Avalon
1,374 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 108 nearby attractions
Green Pleasure Pier
34 reviews
.05 miles away
RainDance Art
9 reviews
.08 miles away
Ruth Mayer Gallery
14 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from maitaimike2015 | Reviewed this property |
Libby, Yes, they also take all the major credit cards for museum entry, nice gift shop as well . Senior discount price was $15.00. you can take photos (no flash). Allow 2hrs, enjoy. Happy... More
Frequently Asked Questions about Catalina Island Museum