The Petersen is not only for auto enthusiasts, but also children, families, scholars, and everyone who has ever loved their car. Our world-class exhibits, events, and programming create a unique forum for our diverse community to engage and connect with each other and the world around us.

At the core of the museum’s vision for the next 25 years is the goal of being the catalyst in Los Angeles that connects us with our neighbors. It is a moment for the museum to become a transformational force; a place both for individual contemplation and social interaction, and one that provides impactful encounters with engaging and interactive learning experiences.

Help us CULTIVATE Our Car Community. Give today to the 25th Anniversary Campaign - Celebrating Silver, Going for Gold and be recognized during our 25th Anniversary Celebration on June 15th!


We appreciate all donation inquiries and are happy to help with your philanthropic wishes. 

  • For vehicle donations, please call (323) 964-6396.

  • For artifacts and automobilia donations, please call (323) 964-6379.

  • For all monetary donations, please call (323) 964-6353.