What Our visitors have to say

"The museum's exploration of the automobile, as confluence between product design and fine art, is to be commended and supported. Thank you, for the engaging exhibits and shows you provide, for the benefit of the community."

-Bernard H.

"Although neither of us are car buffs, we found the Petersen to be an amazing collection of cars, motorbikes, and associated stuff. All the displays are very well designed and presented, with excellent signage. Car parking is very convenient and reasonable."

-Michael B.

"Not only classic cars but the story and science behind auto travel since it's beginning. Young kids love the cars they've seen in the movies, batmobiles, Bond cars, there are 3 huge floors of cars and exhibits to voyage through"

-Armen P.


After an extensive renovation, the Vault presented by Hagerty® has more than doubled in size and now features over 250 vehicles from around the world. Discover some of the most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks spanning over 120 years of automotive history on the largest guided automotive tour in the United States.

  • Vault Tours REQUIRE the purchase of a General Admission Ticket prior to entering.

  • A limited number of people are allowed on each Vault Tour - purchase online to secure your spot!

  • Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged once the order is placed.

  • NO children under 10 permitted on Vault Tours.

  • NO backpacks, food, or drink allowed in the Vault.

  • NO photography or video in the Vault.

  • Online ticket sales close out on the morning of each date.

  • Visitors must refrain from touching the vehicles and stay together with their guide during the tour.

  • Vehicles in the Vault are subject to change.









Any changes to advance purchase reservations must be made 48 hrs in advance to receive a group admission discount. Any ticket purchase within 48 hours will be subject to general admission pricing.





  • The Cars Mechanical Institute, Forza Motorsport Racing Experience and Admissions Desk close 30 minutes prior to the rest of the museum.

  • Please present an email confirmation of your online purchase to Admissions staff upon your arrival to the museum. Either a digital version or physical printout is acceptable.

  • Not for resale and no refunds or exchanges.

  • Not valid for special events or Vault Tours (Vault Tour must be purchased in addition to online general admissions ticket).

  • Online tickets are non-refundable and expire one year from date of purchase.

  • Museum Bag Policy: Large or over-sized backpacks, camera bags, purses, diaper bags, umbrellas, selfie sticks, and similar items must be stored at the Security Office on the first floor. Small bags for carrying necessary items are available for use. The museum may refuse to accept other items at its discretion and is not responsible for items held at the security desk.

  • The Petersen strives to exceed ADA requirements whenever possible and offers a variety of accessibility features. If visitors require additional resources, such as interpreters or touch-based tours, please call the museum at (323) 930-2277 during museum hours at least two weeks prior to visiting.