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Santa Ana, CA

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Exhibition: Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan
03/17/2021 - 09/05/2021 (more information)
Wu Ching
Parental Love 1989
© Wu Ching
Parental Love 1989
Tribute to Autumn – Series 11
Exhibition: Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan
03/17/2021 - 09/05/2021 (more information)
Huang Fu-shou
Tribute to Autumn – Series 11
© Huang Fu-shou
Exhibition: Test of Medal: Charles J. Shaw and the Montford Point Marines
Through 06/27/2021 (more information)
S.Sgt. Charles J. Shaw II with Platoon 44, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1949
Courtesy of Shaw family.
S.Sgt. Charles J. Shaw II with Platoon 44, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1949
Elsa park costume, Walt Disney World Resort
Exhibition: Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic
Through 08/30/2020 (more information)
Elsa park costume, Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney Archives, ©Disney
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Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.567.3600
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Bowers Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission Prices: Tickets
Weekdays Weekends
Children Under 12* Free Free
Adults $13 $15
Seniors (Age 62+) $10 $12
Students(12+) $10 $12
* Must be accompanied by paying adult
Group Tickets

Santa Ana Sundays
Bowers offers free admission to all Santa Ana residents on Sundays. Santa Ana residents will need to provide proof of residency through an ID, driver's license or utility bill. Made available through a generous donation in memory of Dorothy Goerl and courtesy of the Lockhart Family.

Blue Star Museum Admission


Museum Etiquette


Tangata At The Bowers Museum
Tangata (or "mankind" in the tribal Maori language of New Zealand) features Southwestern decor enclosed by glass walls and a ceiling framed with stuccoed beams and large windows to allow ambient light to illuminate the main dining area. Located in the Bowers museum's Mission-style courtyard, the 160-seat restaurant dedicates half of its available seating to alfresco dining on two large patio areas.


Kidseum
The newly renovated Kidseum is high-tech and interactive with a focus on its new mission, "Igniting imagination through exploration," stressing the excitement of art and archaeology. Be sure to check out the new "Glow Cave" with its fun art making activities, ride the magical Wells Fargo stagecoach through time in the "Green Screen Time Machine," and explore archaeology like never before in our new Archaeology Lab. There is a lot of visual stimulation and engaging education with new smart tables, smart boards and computers.


Bowers Museum Mission & History

Vision
Celebrate world cultures through their arts.

Mission
The Bowers Museum enriches lives through the world's finest arts and cultures.

History
Founded in 1936 by the City of Santa Ana through a bequest from Charles and Ada Bowers, the Bowers Museum is one of California's finest and Orange County's largest museums. In 1986, the museum closed its doors for a period of self-study. In response to community needs and input, it reopened in 1992 as a new cultural center, and expanded children's programming in 1994 with the opening of the Kidseum. The museum also recently celebrated the grand opening of the 30,000+ square-foot Dorothy and Donald Kennedy Wing in February 2007. To achieve its mission, the Bowers offers exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel programs, children's art education programs, and other special community programs.

Accomplishments

The Bowers is proud to be honored by the local community and recognized by world-renowned museums and industry professionals as a cultural center that exemplifies excellence in its field. Evidence of program quality and distinctiveness includes:

  • The Bowers has been voted "The Best Museum in Orange County" by the readers of The Orange County Register for 26 consecutive years.
  • The Bowers is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, an honor only 5% of museums receive.
  • In the past 15 years the museum has: produced more than 50 special exhibitions, many of which traveled nationally or internationally; published more than 24 exhibition catalogues; and increased its facility size from 7,000 square feet to its current size of 93,000+ square feet.

Collection


Exhibitions

Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan
March 17, 2021 - September 5, 2021
(more information)

Test of Medal: Charles J. Shaw and the Montford Point Marines
Through June 27, 2021
(more information)

Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic
Through August 30, 2020
(more information)

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