Today's Programs

Mar 21
Art in Context (Part 6 of 6): Picasso and Montmartre

Art in Context (Part 6 of 6): Picasso and Montmartre

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

Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context Picasso moves from...

Mar 22
Anne's Treasures | Japanese Fish Prints

Anne's Treasures | Japanese Fish Prints

Start at: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Create your version of this ancient Japanese art form A very special arts engagement program...

Mar 22


Start at: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education,...

Mar 24
Clay Sea Turtles

Clay Sea Turtles

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

Did you know, sea turtles have been on Earth for more than 100 million years, even surviving the...

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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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Easter Brunch at Bowers Museum

Enjoy a festive brunch buffet at Tangata Restaurant, Santa Ana’s quintessential Southern California backdrop. The day’s menu will feature Breakfast Potato Lyonnaise, Bananas Foster French Toast and more. A surprise visit by the Easter Bunny will round out the beautiful celebration! $55 per adult | $32 per child 10 and under. Click to view the menu and reserve your spot.
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Bill Handel - JFK Dinner Experience

Enjoy a spectacular dinner with one of the United States’ top radio personalities and recent inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Join KFI radio’s Bill Handel, host of the nationally syndicated Handel and The Bill Handel Show


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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.

Plein Air Paint Night

Plein Air Paint Night:

Have a drink at Tangata’s Happy Hour and spend a warm summer evening being artistic at the Bowers! Join Kidseum Director Jennifer Alvarado in a plein air painting lesson in the museum's historic courtyard while enjoying the sounds of eclectic live music. Painters will create their own versions of the iconic Bowers Museum bell tower on a 16” x 20” canvas with acrylic paint. Alvarado will demonstrate the painting and assist other painters in creating their own masterpieces.

 *Pre-registration required in order to be included in the painting portion of event! Walk-ins may enjoy happy hour, live music and galleries!

  • Participate in a plein air painting party led by Jennifer Alvarado, artist and Director of Bowers Kidseum
  • Indulge in Tangata's happy hour menu
  • Enjoy live music by South American harpist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz 
  • Explore the Museum's galleries

*Pre-registration is required for the painting party! Walk-ins may enjoy happy hour, live music, and the galleries!

Location: Key Courtyard 

Participation in Paint Night: Members $30 (includes free drink) | General $50 (includes free drink) | Students $20 with valid I.D. (drink not included) | 18 & over | Advanced reservations are strongly suggested!
Don’t feel like participating in Paint Night?
Members $20 (includes free drink) | General $30 (includes free drink) | Teachers and Students $10 with valid I.D. (drink not included) | 18 & over
Student tickets must be purchased in person or by phone at 714.567.3677. 18 and over.


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

Event details

June 2, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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