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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

Mondays
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.

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 


Price:
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.

PURCHASE TICKETS
 

Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org 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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