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Pacific Asia Museum

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Address: 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2071
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+1 626-449-2742
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts...

The mission of this museum is to preserve, present and interpret the arts and culture of the Pacific Islands and Asia in order to promote appreciation of these cultures.

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VERY Interesting and Educational

Beautiful, serene, educational, convenient to Old Town are a few adjectives I would use to describe this museum. The art and antiquities in here are wonderful. If you have any... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Eric W
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a nice quiet place to escape the Hustle of Pasadena Traffic. That and to peruse a nice collection of Oriental Art. Then my friend this is the place to go!

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful, serene, educational, convenient to Old Town are a few adjectives I would use to describe this museum. The art and antiquities in here are wonderful. If you have any interest in Asian Art or artifacts this is a must see.

Thank Eric W
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

as an asian myself its something i am familiar with... but for non-asians they will enjoy the asian feel and will have an idea of how refined asian culture is. Drop by if you have time to spare.

Thank cherry t
California, United States
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was always a hidden gem. It was recently put under the supervision of the University of Southern California and is being refurbished. Check the web, but it's currently supposed to reopen in May 2017.

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Claremont, California
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Loved the building, a replica of a Beijing palace, currently a special exhibit from China, Ming Dynasty tombs, lots of bling, gold jewelry, gems in this. 18 dollars covers the special exhibit and other galleries, too bad this is closing end of June for retrofit, but when it open again mid 2017, well worth a visit. Other galleries covered art... More 

1 Thank alison s s
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

We have been here in field trips and the kids absolutely love the beautiful art work and sculpture. Although I do not think babies and toddlers would enjoy, older kids and adults will definitely appreciate.

Thank Vee1050
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

In June, 2016 the Pacific Asia Museum will close for about a year and a half to do necessary retrofitting on the building. The museum will hold off-site exhibits during this time. In anticipation, I visited in late May. The museum is in a quadrangle layout, starting at the admissions and continuing to the gift shop - it's hard to... More 

Thank Kenneth L
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were here on a Thursday afternoon. Things were pretty quiet. The museum has a special exhibit with jewelry, gold and silver from 15th century Chinese princes mostly from a tomb uncovered within the last 25 years. It started in the Ringling Museum I think in Florida, and there is a beautiful, well put together book on the exhibit. Lots... More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

This museum has numerous rooms of Asian jewelry, art and sculpture. We enjoyed a guided half hour tour offered at 1pm. This is a calm and relaxing place. At this time they have a temporary three month display of the art and artifacts of the princely courts of 15th Century China, which was fabulous. They have a nice courtyard as... More 

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Altadena, California
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Always something interesting to see and sometimes hear at the PAM. Lot's of great sculptures and ancient Asian goods mixed in with current artists. Right next to Pasadena California Art Museum, so a great 2fer of culture. Have seen some wonderful performances in the sweet courtyard and also occasionally they have theatre productions in their little theatre upstairs. inexpensive and... More 

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