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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

Closed

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Fourth of July
Thanksgiving
Christmas
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.

Kidseum

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

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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Future Park: Art + Technology

In this unique digital playground, creativity abounds as children work and play together using technology, art and their imaginations! Designed to inspire creative thinking, encourage collaborative play and build an interest in digital technology, this hands-on, digital exhibit features four different interactive areas for children to explore. Great for all ages and only at Bowers’ Kidseum!
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Thanksgiving at Tangata

Gather together for fall’s greatest feast at Tangata Restaurant! Accepting reservations now for a buffet with all the trimmings. Highlights include slow-roasted Diestel Farms turkey, heirloom pumpkin soup and brioche and fennel sausage stuffing. Join us for a $55 brunch buffet, $27 children 10 and under. Visit tangatarestaurant.com for more information and to make a reservation.

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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.

Four Experts Speak: Current Topics in Archaeology Around the World

FOUR EXPERTS SPEAK: Current Topics in Archaeology Around the World

Sponsored by ARCE and the AIA

 

10 AM - 12:30 PM: Visit the museum, see children performing an "archaeological dig" in the Kidseum, shop in the gallery store, and enjoy lunch at Tangata!

12:30 PM - 4 PM | Kershaw Auditorium

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM: Archaeology In Peril by Andrew Vaugh, PhD, ASOR

A dramatic lecture illustrating the current situation as ISIL wreaks havoc on the sites and artifacts of our heritage in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM: Egypt's New Kingdom and Nubia by W. Benson Harer, MD, ARCE

Fascinating new discoveries of mummies in the Sudan and the gripping events as Egypt seeks control of the gold and riches of Nubia

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM: BREAK

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: The Future of the Past by Thomas E. Levy, PhD, UCSD

Balloon photography in Israel and Palestine and an up-to-date report of significant excavations in Jordan, Israel, and Cyprus

Delphi, Greece and Cyber Archaeology by UCSD Graduate Student, Brady Liss

UCSD graduate student Brady Liss shares an exciting field experience and shows how the latest scientific tools are used onsite

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Questions from the Audience

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese reception in the Huang Garden

 

Location: Kershaw Auditorium | Huang Garden

Price: $50 Non-Members | *VIP Day One Lectures ONLY

           $25 Members | *VIP Day One Lectures ONLY (this includes ARCE, AIA, and ASOR members)

*VIP tickets include seating in first three rows

$25 Non-Members | Day One Lectures ONLY

$15 Members | Day One Lectures ONLY (this includes ARCE, AIA, and ASOR members)

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Tickets: Online or onsite; Questions? E-mail: programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677

Tickets are non-refundable. Members of the Bowers, ARCE, AIA, and ASOR may ONLY purchase tickets by phone or onsite. 

Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum education programs.

Event details

October 17, 2015 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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