The Getty Center

The Museum of Jean Paul Getty was opened in 1997. The extensive collection of Getty is exhibited in a building designed by Richard Meier. 

George C. Page Museum

The "La Brea Tar Pits" are pits filled with tar, where skeletons of animals were found that lived in the Los Angeles basin about 40,000 years ago. Some of the animals found here among other species are sabers, mammoths, camels, bisons and condors. The animals are displayed at "George C. Page Museum" next to the pits.

Museum of Death

The "Museum of Death" is not suitable for everyone. The exhibition shows photos of places of crime, art of serial killers, a guillotine and other instruments that are related to death.  

Museum of Tolerance

The Museum of Tolerance MOT has the goal of promoting tolerance and peace. It deals with the "Holocaust" and fights against discrimination of all kinds. 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The County Museum has a wide collection, from Egyptian sculptures to Islamic art, you can also find works from French Impressionism. Another focus of the collection is American art. Diego Rivera, Alexander Calder and Merle Armitage are just a few famous artists from the continent. Founded in 1910 the museum is the largest museum on the west coast and it is constantly expanded. 

California Science Center

The main attraction of the technology museum in Exposition Park, is the space shuttle "Endeavor". But also the other exhibitions are very worth seeing. The "California Science Center" is very suitable for children. The IMAX Cinema shows 3D films about space, the city of Jerusalem and about animals, like whales and others. The current program can be found on the website of the museum below. 

Map of museums in Los Angeles


Palm Springs Art Museum

Those traveling to Palm Springs should take a look at the Art Museum. The Desert Museum exhibits high-class contemporary exhibitions. 


101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs


Map Museums in Palm Springs


Los Angeles, California

Museums in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is not known for its unique museum landscape, but there are some very interesting museums in the city. One of Los Angeles top attractions is the "Getty Center". The museum is an architectural gem, has a wonderful garden and offers a fantastic view on the city. Also unique is the "Tar Pits Museum" right on Wilshire Boulevard. Suddenly you stand in front of a mammoth sinking into a tar pit. Something more strange is the "Museum of Death" in Hollywood. Great art can be found at the "Los Angels County Museum".