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MUSEUM PROGRAMS, EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition

Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend

May 3, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Few cars have captured the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide like the Ford Mustang. Introduced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Mustang helped define automotive youth culture in America and was so eagerly embraced by the buying public that it quickly shattered all sales records. . . .

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Exhibition

The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes

April 10, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Sports coupes and celebrities will share the limelight in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s latest exhibition. In a rare change of pace, the Petersen Museum has asked celebrity automobile enthusiasts to choose what sports coupes they would most like to own. The museum then scoured the . . .

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Exhibition

Town Cars: Arriving in Style

February 15, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Today the name Town Car is closely associated with Lincoln, but that was not always the case. From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, the term “town car” referred to a body style distinguished by an open chauffeur’s compartment and an enclosed passenger area. Elegant and dignified, . . .

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Exhibition

Art Wall: License Plates: Unlocking the Code

November 23, 2013 - December 7, 2014

Beginning in 1914 the State of California began to issue license plates itself, creating an entirely new and fascinating branch of automotive history. The Petersen Automotive Museum is celebrating this centennial by presenting an exhibit that traces the history of license plates from . . .

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Exhibition

The Vault

January 8, 2013 - December 31, 2020

Tour schedule:

Weekday Hours 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Weekend Hours 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm THE 5:00 PM VAULT TOUR ON JUNE 21 IS CANCELLED
Tours may be scheduled by calling 323.964.6331 or visiting the admissions desk.


An additional ticket purchase of $20 is required and . . .

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Museum Program

The Automated Future

July 26, 2014

Learn how automobiles can drive themselves and what this means to the future of transportation.

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Museum Event

KCRW Present: The Petersen Concert Series

July 27, 2014

Join the Petersen Museum for our four-part Summer Concert Series on the rooftop lounge!

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Museum Program

Breakfast Club Cruise-In 7/27

July 27, 2014

Join us for the Breakfast Club Cruise-In the last Sunday of every month!

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Museum Program

Discovery Hour: Pickup Trucks 7/22

July 22, 2014

Discovery Hour is a weekly interactive activity hour for families with children under 6, with activities ranging from staff led games and storytelling, to scavenger hunts and crafts. Join in the fun!

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Museum Event

FREE Movie Screening: Grand Prix

July 24, 2014

Come see the 1966 film that ignited James Garner's love affair with racing.

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Museum Event

Cruise-In & Road Trip to the Mullin Automotive Museum

July 27, 2014

JOIN CHECKERED FLAG MEMBERS as we start the day at the Petersen’s Monthly Cruise-In, Sunday, July 27 at 8am, followed by a road trip on PCH—the Scenic Route— to The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard.

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Museum Program

Inside The MotoMan Studio: Hurley Haywood

August 09, 2014

Meet America's most decorated endurance driver in history....Hurley Haywood

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