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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 weeks ago

Great place to spend few hours with family or friends, they have nice expositions and different pieces of arts. Enjoyed a lot!

Thank VikulyaJan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Cathi D
Reviewed July 24, 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

Thank Mark S
Reviewed July 18, 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

Thank GENA2010
Reviewed July 12, 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

Thank shannonwY4076RI
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I truly enjoyed learning so many historic information. I originally went for a school project and went with the kids and they enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend for everyone to go atleast once.

Thank glendaa725
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We enjoyed this museum and the exhibit of the first group to go to the artic. It was very interesting and the pictures were incredible. It was an amazing journey. This is a perfect museum not too big and not too small so you can...More

Thank mrsbof3
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This is a great museum with both permanent and very interesting temporary exhibitions. There is also a wonderful restaurant in a lovely setting. for lunch. The museum is a nice size and you can easily see everything in several hours. The gift shop is very...More

2  Thank aekrfk
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Bowers Museum while on a vacation in Orange County, and spent a few hours exploring the permanent collection as well as the visiting exhibits. The static exhibits are outstanding and reveal careful acquisitions over many decades, and...More

1  Thank Kiernan820
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This facility has some very interesting art work and displays that change often. The auditorium is large and comfortable. There is a $6.00 parking fee, waived on my visit due to a seminar I was attending. Really nice gift shop and restaurant.

2  Thank GardaGal0912
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June 28, 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!
June 28, 2018|
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Response from mrsbof3 | Reviewed this property |
You pay there at the museum.You can pay either via credit card or cash.
Lydia M
March 28, 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.