Los Angeles TOP 5 MUSEUMS
From the conventionally beloved to the weird yet wonderful, there’s plenty in Los Angeles to enjoy, and its museums are no exception. Whether you’re interested in science, history, art, music, cars or fashion, there’s a museum worth visiting. Below are five of the most fascinating, enjoyable museums in LA, making them perfect for educational trips, dates, day-long getaways and more.
The GRAMMY Museum
grammymuseum.org • (213) 765-6800
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Built for those who love American music, the GRAMMY Museum seeks to teach the history of music in America, the impact it has had on American culture, and inspire future musicians. Current exhibits highlight influential musicians such as Michael Jackson, the Miracles and John Denver.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum
fidmmuseum.org • (213) 623-5821
919 South Grand Ave., Ste. 250, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Hosting collections of garments, accessories, jewelry and more spanning from the 1800’s to the present day, the FIDM Museum is a must-see for fashion lovers. The museum is currently displaying its 25’th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit, which showcases some of the best on-screen costumes of 2016.
nethercuttcollection.org • (818) 364-6464
15151 Bledsoe St., Sylmar, CA 91342
This varied collection features a plethora of rare automobiles, mechanical musical instruments, antique furniture and more. The Nethercutt Museum features more than 130 American and European automobiles dating as far back as the 1890s, while the Nethercutt Collection features numerous collectables and antiques and can be toured upon advanced reservation.
getty.edu/visit/villa • (310) 440-6810
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Modeled after a first-century Roman country home, the Getty Villa is filled with beautiful architecture, gardens, statues and more, making it a must-see for art and architecture lovers alike. One of the Villa’s current exhibitions, Roman Mosaics Across the Empire, features a variety of works from Italy, Turkey, North Africa and more.
California Science Center
californiasciencecenter.org • (323) 724-3623
700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037
From biology to astronomy to technology and beyond, the California Science Center has exhibits and expeditions for people of all ages and scientific interests. Permanent exhibits include “Ecosystems,” which features plants and animals from around the world, examining how they affect their environment, and “Creative World,” which showcases technological advances in structural design and transportation.