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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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The best kind of museum.

Small but not too small. There is space and light with fascinating things to see. A little bit of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The Schaleton Exhibit

A story of Arctic exploration which turned into a fight for survival thru 2 Arctic winters. All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Mission Viejo, California
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
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+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small but not too small. There is space and light with fascinating things to see. A little bit of everything. They also seem to have one “prestigious” exhibition as well. Today it was the Shackleton exhibit. The combination of their general exhibits plus (a special...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A story of Arctic exploration which turned into a fight for survival thru 2 Arctic winters. All of which is seen thru the lens (literally) of photographer Frank Hurley who chronicled the story of the human experience with his camera. The exhibits contains other expeditions...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. One of the best I've ever seen. We are fortunate to hear Shackleton's granddaughter speak. Don't miss it!

Thank mary s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just around the corner.great exhibits, lectures, special events. We buy annual pass. Reasonable price. Love the original building and the modern wing. Nice facility.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit. Free for people that live in Santa Ana. Free last Sunday of the month. Different cultures of art. There's even free art for kids for fun :)

Thank luistello2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something new in this very little museum in Santa Ana. On a weekday, it is quiet and serene. It is a special treat to be transported to other countries in the middle of Santa Ana. Two hours is more than enough to...More

Thank EllenOnVacation
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The programming here is visually stimulating, intellectually provocative, or both! Wanna go somewhere? Leave it to a good museum to make that happen! I feel fortunate to have an experience nearby that can take me so far. And somewhere worth going!" Bowers Museum knows how...More

1  Thank turboflite
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A classy little Museum in the middle of Santa Ana. I went to a convention there. The auditorium is very pretty and comfortable. Large hallways with plenty of art to take pictures by. Overall a very nice experience.

Thank slws78
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Bowers is a faboulous Museum... This is a great place to learn and get wowed! They always have new exhibits and keep it interesting. The grounds are lovely so much so that many use this as a place to get married or just shoot their...More

Thank kathy k
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum with so much history and very neat artifacts, it's not too big so it's easy to go through with small children (if they like to be at museums). I went for my school report and found it the best trip, worth the...More

Thank ebaez11
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Lydia M
29 March 2016|
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, many museums are historically closed on Mondays. Hours should be posted on their website.
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