Today's Programs

Feb 24

Antarctic Clay Penguins

Start at: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit Bowers Museums Endurance Special exhibit were children can walk through an exciting...

Feb 24

BSOC presents Lynn Ardent

Start at: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lynn Ardent’s specialty is Middle Eastern jewelry, including Palestinian, Syrian, Kurdish and...

Feb 25

Antarctic Clay Penguins

Start at: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit Bowers Museums Endurance Special exhibit were children can walk through an exciting...

Feb 28

Art in Context (Part 3 of 6): Toulouse Lautrec - Celebrity in Montmarte

Start at: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context In this lecture we...

Current Exhibitions

Hours & Tickets

Bowers Museum Hours

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

Kidseum Hours

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


Fourth of July
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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Kidseum: Bowers Children’s Museum

Ignite your imagination at the new Kidseum! Explore the wonders of the world on the Green Screen Time Machine and Glow Cave. Become an archaeologist in the enhanced Archaeology Room located in an Egyptian Tomb. Play drums from around the world, travel in a camper, investigate color on the SMART Table, sit in a teepee and much more!
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Turn Your Event Into a Work of Art

From elegant dinners to business meetings, wedding receptions to holiday gatherings, Bowers Museum offers spaces to make any event memorable, and Patina Catering will create a custom menu to perfectly suit your event’s needs.


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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.

New Photography with an Old Fashioned Twist

In partnership with the Council on Aging - Orange County, we will present an entertaining and informative program featuring live music by Ruled by Venus, an engaging talk by Edward L. Rubin, the Aging as Art juried photography exhibition, an instagram photo contest and art project, and a happy hour presented by Tangata! 

Council on Aging - Orange County provides an array of no-cost programs and services to assist seniors and their families in navigating the aging experience. Learn more at

Edward L. Rubin is an Emmy award winning TV/Film production designer. Edward is also a museum-exhibited and award-winning photographer and fine artist. Learn more about Mr. Rubin here: 

Ruled By Venus is a musical collective with a brand of up tempo fiddle-based folk rock that combines the raw energy of traditional Celtic jigs and reels with the familiarity of more contemporary artists from the Fifties to the present day. Learn more about Ruled by Venus here: 


5pm - 8pm: Aging as Art Photography Contest show 
5pm - 7pm: Tangata Happy Hour & Instagram photo contest/art project  
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Ruled by Venus 
7pm - 8pm: Aging As Art Photography Contest award ceremony and Instagram photo contest award ceremony followed by a lecture presentation by award winning photographer Edward L. Rubin. 


Fried okra, smoky dipping sauce $5
Bacon mac and cheese $5
Southern pulled pork sliders, grilled cabbage $6
Braised short rib skewer, house made bbq sauce $6
Fried chicken leg, maple blueberry glaze $6

Location: John M. Lee Court & Kershaw Auditorium 

Price: Members $20 (includes free drink) | General $30 (includes free drink) | Students $10


TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

March 3, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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