Choose one of five unique venues for your next event.
The Petersen Salutes its heroes at the CARnival! Enjoy crafts, games, and fun for children of all ages during our 8th annual CARnival Family Fun Day! Wear a superhero costume or bring a fire, police or military ID and get one free admission! *with valid ID.
Try something different for your holiday photos this year with a Santa photo in a classic 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible at the Petersen!
The Streetscape exhibit features historical displays that chronicle the evolution of the automobile and car culture in the 20th century. Walk through lifelike dioramas based on real places and people that existed throughout Southern California chronicling the evolution of the Automobile in Southern California from a blacksmith’s shop in 1901 to a modern car design studio.
December 14, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Only on December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22
Stories You Won't Hear Anywhere Else
Last Sunday of every month
The Art of Utility
Private Event Venue
The Car And The City In Southern California
Form Without Function
MUSEUM PROGRAMS, EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
November 23, 2013 - March 30, 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 . . .
June 15, 2013 - April 6, 2014
Created to be a functional workhorse, the pickup truck has evolved into a high profile means of personal expression. The Petersen Automotive Museum’s newest exhibition, Pickups: The Art of Utility illustrates how vehicles with such modest and practical beginnings have matured to become . . .
February 23, 2013 - February 2, 2014
Today fins are remembered as the outward expression of American automotive design prowess during the height of postwar optimism. But they were first used far earlier than most would imagine. This exhibit, opening February 23, will feature more than a dozen vehicles ranging from icons . . .
January 8, 2013 - December 31, 2020
Weekdays: 11:00am and 3:00pm
Weekends & Holidays: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm
Tours may be scheduled by calling 323.964.6331 or visiting the admissions desk.
An additional ticket purchase of $14.50 is required and includes access to the Vault, as well as a guided . . .
December 14, 2013
We can be heroes at the Petersen for the 8th Annual CARnival Family Fun Day! From 11 am to 3pm come to the third floor Discovery Center for a variety of games and crafts! Wear your favorite superhero costume or bring a police, fire, or military ID and get one free admission!