The museum will be closed to the public on May 3rd, 2018 for our Future of the Automobile conference. Learn more here:

Members receive free museum admission for a full year. Become a member today!


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 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.

*Vault Tours REQUIRE the purchase of a General Admission Ticket prior to entering. 
*Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged once the order is placed.  
*Children under 10 not permitted on Vault Tours.





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

Please present your email confirmation of your online purchase order to Admissions staff upon your arrival to the museum in either Digital or Physical print out copy.

Not for Resale, 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. (Expire 1 year from date of purchase)

Museum Bag Policy: Large or over-sized backpacks, camera bags, purses, diaper bags, umbrellas, and other 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.

The Petersen strives to exceed ADA requirements whenever possible, and offers a variety of accessible features. If visitors require additional accessible 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.