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

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


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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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Wine + Chile = Salvation! A Wine Pairing Experience

Celebrate the rescue of the Endurance crew from their year as castaways in Antarctica with a great feast prepared by Tangata Restaurant featuring the best in Chilean food and wine. Enjoy a three-course Chilean meal paired with fine Chilean wine in the company of your friends and special access to our exhibit, Endurance: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley. Wine pairing will be hosted by Rachael Palisin of Quintessential Wines and includes selections from multi-generational, family-owned Chilean wineries. Watch the Chilean cueca performed live and join in on the dancing too!
Performance by Grupo Folklórico Chile America Sur de California


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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.

7-Part Lecture Series Imperial Package

Take advantage of our 7-Part Lecture Series Imperial Package in unison with Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace. This offer is only available until November 12, 2017, the opening day of this special exhibition! 

Savings equivalent to one FREE lecture!
Members $100 | General $130 PURCHASE TICKETS 

Our 7-Part Lecture Series Imperial Package includes:
Nov 12 | The Matriarch is in: Empress Dowager Cixi and Her Art in the Summer Palace
Guest Curator Ying-chen Peng, Assistant Professor of Art History at American University.
Nov 19 | "Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China"
Jung Chang (張戎) author of several best-selling books including Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China and Mao: The Unknown Story. 
Dec 10 | Empress Dowager Cixi and Her Imperial Porcelain
Professor Chen Kelun, Vice Director of Shanghai Museum, Executive Director of Chinese Society for Ancient Ceramics and honorary Director of the Bowers Museum.
Jan 14 | Dispersion of Imperial Chinese art in early 20th Century China
Jay Xu, Director and Chief Executive Officer Asian Art Museum, Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art & Culture.
Feb 11 | “The Empress and the Boxers: China and the World in 1900”
Jeff Wasserstrom Author: Eight Juxtapositions, Editor: The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China, Editor: Journal of Asian Studies and Advising Editor for China: Los Angeles Review of Books.
Feb 25 | Chinese Lacquerwares and Cixi
Dr. Kungshin Chou, former Director of National Palace Museum, Taipei.
Mar 11 | Cixi and the Artful Legacy of Chinese Imperial Women
Professor Hui-shu Lee, Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA; Specialist on Chinese painting and visual culture in the pre-modern era, with a particular focus on gender issues. 

All lectures are from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium 

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


Event details

November 12, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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