Hours & Tickets

hours and visits

Museum Hours

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

Closed Mondays. Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Bowers Open for Holidays

Bowers will be open on December 30, 2013

Ticket Information 

Purchase Tickets

Ticketmaster Individual Ticket Sales:

(877) 250-8999
Tickets can also be purchased at the Bowers Visitor Services Center.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Cash, Personal Check, Cashier Check, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover

General Admission

* Children Under 12 Free


Adults $13 $15
Seniors (Age 62+) $10 $12
Students(12+) $10 $12

* Must be accompanied by paying adult

Group Tickets

Groups of 15 or more receive special pricing and personalized scheduling. For every 15 paid admissions, the 16th admission is FREE! To schedule your group of 15 or more call our tour office at 714.567.3655 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Bowers Museum Members

Enjoy a year of FREE admission to Bowers Permanent Collections, Non-Specially Ticketed Exhibitions, and Kidseum. You'll also enjoy two FREE tickets to Specially Ticketed Exhibitions, Gallery Store discounts, invitations to members' previews, and many other benefits.

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Museum Etiquette

We hope your visit to the Bowers Museum is as enjoyable as possible. If you have a question or special need, feel free to visit the Information Desk in the lobby, or simply ask a staff member or security officer.

The Bowers Museum reserves the right to inspect purses, briefcases and packages as employees and visitors enter and leave the premises.
Backpacks, large purses, and briefcases are not permitted in the galleries at any time.

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Thank you to the Target Corporation for making access possible to all visitors on Target Free First Sundays and to the Nicholas Endowment for sponsoring our Family Festivals on the first Sunday of each month. Bowers also offers free general admission to Santa Ana residents, with proof of residency, each Tuesday, through a generous donation in memory of Dorothy Goerl and courtesy of the Lockhart Family.


Target Free First Sundays

Visitors to the Bowers can enjoy free access to the museum, Kidseum, and all activities on the first Sunday of every month, thanks to the Target Corporation. Due to occupancy limits of popular and specially ticketed exhibits, ticket distribution is limited to 1500 tickets per day, 250 per hour on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must be present at the time of ticket distribution. Reservations are not accepted.

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