Today's Programs

Mar 17
Kennedy- Warhol Portraits

Kennedy- Warhol Portraits

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

Andy Warhol (August 1928 – 22 February 1987) was part of the pop art movement. Warhol liked to...

Mar 17
Book at Bowers: JFK: A Vision for America

Book at Bowers: JFK: A Vision for America

Start at: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For the upcoming exhibit American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times, which opens March...

Mar 17
The Fashion of Jackie Kennedy: Talk & Live Irish Music!

The Fashion of Jackie Kennedy: Talk & Live Irish Music!

Start at: 1:00 PM - 2:30 AM

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the Kennedys! Come early and enjoy some traditional Irish fiddle...

Mar 17
St. Patty’s Day with Ruled by Venus

St. Patty’s Day with Ruled by Venus

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

We welcome back Bowers’ favorite Ruled By Venus to help us celebrate St. Patty’s Day! A musical...

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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.

Hands-on Art Making

Art Studio and Glow Cave Hands-on Art Making Activities are included with Kidseum Admission

December 5

Art Studio

Polar Bear Landscapes

Children will use several techniques in order to achieve different textures in a polar bear landscape. They will experiment using salt, rubbing alcohol and plastic with water colors to create a beautiful landscape for their polar bears to live in. They will practice their fine motor skills by using scissors to cut out their polar bears. Parents may need to assist younger children with the cutting process.

Dinosaur Bones

When dinosaur bones are discovered in an archaeological dig they look similar to rocks because they have been fossilized. They are more porous than other animal bones and are much larger. They come in all shapes and sizes. Children will have the opportunity to form their own bones from a special clay they mix themselves. The clay is created by mixing sand, flour and vegetable oil which creates a pliable dough that the children can then form into bones that will then dry

Glow Cave

Winter Wonderland Neon Paintings

Create a winter wonderland with neon paint in the Glow Cave that glows in the room due to the black lights. Children use their imagination to paint the provided Winter Wonderland print out, creating a one of a kind artwork. Painting reinforces hand-eye coordination which will help coordinate larger visual-muscular movements later in life, including swinging a bat at a baseball, using a computer mouse and driving a vehicle.

Paper Snowflakes

Learn how to create your own snowflake by folding and cutting paper. The snowflakes will appear to be glowing when in the Glow Cave. After cutting the snowflake children can decorate it with glitter. Hang your snowflake at home for a fun glittery winter decoration. You can continue the fun at home by cutting more snowflakes with your children.

Event details

December 5, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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