CURRENT exhibitions

THE PORSCHE EFFECT

THE ROOTS OF MONOZUKURI

CUSTOM REVOLUTION

THE HIGH ART OF RIDING LOW: RANFLAS, CORAZÓN E INSPIRACIÓN

 

DISCOVER THE VAULT

Take a “behind the scenes” tour of some of the most unique cars in the collection that are not on display in the museum galleries. The Vault presented by Hagerty® is home to cars representing over 100 years of automotive history, some of which have rarely been seen by the public. A docent will guide you through the Vault while sharing stories about a selection of the cars in our diverse collection. On the tour, you will see turn-of-the-twentieth-century cars, head-of-state cars, cars belonging to Hollywood legends, award-winning hot rods, cars that pushed the boundaries of innovation, and many other surprises. 

 
 

FINE TUNING: JAPANESE/AMERICAN CUSTOMS

SIDEWALK SPEEDSTERS: THE GROWN-UP WORLD OF CHILDREN'S CARS

MADE IN ITALY

AN AMERICAN SUPERCAR

 

PERMANENT Galleries

CARS MECHANICAL INSTITUTE AND CARSPAD EXPERIENCE

ALTERNATIVE POWER

FORZA MOTORSPORTS RACING EXPERIENCE

 

EXPERIENCE FORZA AT THE PETERSEN

Prepare for unrelenting action in the most visually striking and comprehensive racing game of this generation. Ten racing simulators in the museum offer a custom version of Forza Motorsport 7 with eight unique race experiences. 

True enthusiasts can join Petersen Membership and get their Forza Motorsport Pass. The pass allows you to race against fellow members in events scheduled throughout the year.  Museum members automatically receive 500,000 gamer credits just for joining. 

 

CARS OF FILM AND TELEVISION

100 TO 200: JAGUAR'S PURSUIT OF SPEED

ART CENTER DESIGN STUDIO