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Bowers Museum Hours

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

Kidseum Hours

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


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New Year's Day

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Directions & Parking

The Bowers Museum

is located at the corner of 20th & Main Streets in Santa Ana - one minute from the 5 freeway, (Main St. South exit) and just minutes from the 57, 55 and 22 freeways.


is located on the corner of 18th and Main Streets - south of the main Bowers Museum. Parking is available in a well-lighted conveniently located area, adjacent to the Museum. Wheelchair accessible.


Parking Lots are available directly north and south of the museum for a $6 fee. Nearby metered and timed street parking is also available. Bowers Museum Members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase an Annual Parking Pass for $20.

Public Transportation

The bus line servicing the Bowers Museum and Kidseum is the OCTA bus number 53. Metrolink and Amtrak trains stop at the Anaheim Station (3.5 miles from the museum), and the Santa Ana Station (1.7 miles from the museum).

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Santa is Coming to Town

The Reindeer are busy napping this week preparing for their big night. Santa will roll up to Kidseum on his motorcycle at 1 PM each day (December 19,20,21,22) while the children wait excitedly outside for his arrival. Children will have the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap on his red Wells Fargo Wagon and fly around the world on the Green Screen Time Machine. Don’t forget to bring your camera for still shots and videos!
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Limited-Edition Platinum Prints

The Bowers Museum, in partnership with RGS London, is pleased to offer limited edition platinum prints, the highest quality of image achievable, of Frank Hurley's original negatives which document one of the greatest stories of human survival ever told. Handmade on the finest cotton paper, the prints will be available in three sizes with full supporting provenance documentation. Available exclusively through the Bowers Museum and the Royal Geographic Society of London. Contact the Gallery Store at (714) 567-3643 for details. For more from the Gallery Store, click the link.

Wine, Oaxacan Art, and El Mariachi Zacatecas


Thirsty First Thursdays is alive and well after hibernating through January, and now we're ready for a red hot February! Highlighting the exhibition The Red that Colored the World, this event will feature demonstrations and art for sale by acclaimed Oaxaca artisans, live mariachi music, and a Tangata happy hour! 

Over the course of the evening, engage in a clay art workshop with Fernando Peguero and Magdalena Pedro Martinez, witness a cochineal dyeing demonstration in a conversation with Porfirio Gutiérrez, and explore other art demonstrations by Julia Fuentes, Jose Juan Melchor and Yesenia Salgado, who will all have art for sale. Indulge in a red wine at Tangata and enjoy the sounds of Santa Ana favorites El Mariachi Zacatecas! 

Oaxaca Artisans: 

El Mariachi Zacatecas: 



5pm - 7pm: Tangata Happy Hour 

5pm - 6:30pm: El Mariachi Zacatecas 

5:30pm - 7pm: Clay art workshop with Fernando Peguero and Magdalena Pedro Martinez

7pm - 8pm: A Conversation with Porfirio Gutiérrez: In this conversation led by Steve Thompson, Porfirio Gutiérrez will discuss his artistic process and vision as a Zapotec weaver as well as what it's like to carry on on his family's artistic traditions in a modern world. In addition, Porfirio will present a modified cochineal dyeing demonstration.



Tlayuda, cotija cheese, frijoles, avocado, chicken, cilantro $5 

Beef barbacoa tamale, mole coloradito $5 

Queso Oaxaca enchilada, nopalito salsa $5

Arroz con leche, cinnamon, raisins $3


TICKETS: Online or Onsite 

Members $20 (includes free drink) 

General $30 (includes free drink) 

Students $10


Questions? E-mail or call 714.567.3677. 

Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Image Credit: Copas-vino image by Amanda Velocet, GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Event details

February 4, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Bowers Museum will be open 10am to 2pm on December 24 and 31, 2017 in observance of the holiday season.