Today's Programs

Sep 06
Bonsai, A Living Art Form Display

Bonsai, A Living Art Form Display

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

Presented by Kofu Bonsai Kai from September 6 - 9 This Bonsai show will consist of 28 trees...

Sep 27
Anne's Treasures| Papyrus Painting

Anne's Treasures| Papyrus Painting

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

Draw a beautiful painting on genuine papyrus paper A very special arts engagement program for...

Sep 27
Timeless Melodies presents Cole Porter: Anything Goes

Timeless Melodies presents Cole Porter: Anything Goes

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

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

Sep 29
Kings, Queens & Castles Chess Tournament!

Kings, Queens & Castles Chess Tournament!

Start at: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of the opening of Kings, Queens & Castles at Kidseum, the Bowers Museum in...

Current Exhibitions

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

Ticket Information 

Purchase Tickets

Knights in Armor

Knights in Armor - Purchase Tickets

  Weekdays Weekends

Members* after first visit

$10 $10
Adults $23 $25
Seniors (Age 62+) /Students (12+) $20 $22
Children (3-11) $5 $5

*children Must Be Accompanied By A Paying Adult; free admission for children under 3 years old

Accepted Forms of Payment:

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

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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Turn Your Event Into a Work of Art

From elegant dinners to business meetings, wedding receptions to holiday gatherings, Bowers Museum offers spaces to make any event memorable, and Patina Catering will create a custom menu to perfectly suit your event’s needs.


Knights Catalog Cover Gallery Store

Knights in Shining Armor

The Gallery Store is pleased to offer the “Knights in Shining Armor” catalogue to accompany our upcoming exhibition, Knights in Armor. The story of the European knight is recounted in this catalogue, from his medieval origins to the Renaissance. Also available for purchase are knight figurines, books, DVD’s, and other items. For more from the Gallery Store, click the link