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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Visit with my nephews

It was quit interesting I'm handicap and some spaces were kind of tight to go through.They have... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
986glorias
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Santa Ana, California
Small in size but nice exhibits

The museum is not very big but the exhibits are wonderful. Originally only went because they were... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
alvysma
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Dallas, Texas
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

It was quit interesting I'm handicap and some spaces were kind of tight to go through.They have added some other exhibits but could not reach many of because of it being too tight.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The museum is not very big but the exhibits are wonderful. Originally only went because they were hosting the Mummies if the World exhibit. I ended up enjoying their stationary works more than the special exhibit. You can comfortably see the entire museum in a...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Bowers Museum has a very respectable permanent collection and they also have excellent special exhibitions so check back with them often so see what they have coming up. On this visit we saw the "Mummies of the World", and we were not disappointed. Very...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our friend who lives in Anaheim recommended this, and we are glad we took her recommendation. Excellent exhibits of mostly Asian cultural artifacts. Also the current exhibit on Mummies of the World was anything but creepy (although the mummies are there); very educational and well...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went to Bowers museum for the Mummies from around the world exhibit. It did not disappoint. The exhibit was fascinating. We are very glad that we added this venue to our Disneyland summer vacation.

Thank Nikki R
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

I've lived in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years and I just made my first visit to the BOWERS MUSEUM in Santa Ana. I was eager to see their special exhibit of MUMMIES. The ticket included a visit to the museum and I...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

By the time you read this, the Exhibit "Mummies of the World" will be close to closing, but it is another example of the great traveling exhibits that the Bowers presents several times a year. The Bowers is not a large museum but has with...More

Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

People ask me what and where is this museum. I think it's totally worth your time to look it up. I've seen some really great exhibits here. Check out the website to see what is on display- I bet you find something you'd be interested...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We came to see the Mummies exhibit and it was beautifully and respectfully done but I was slightly bothered by seeing the fully clothed mummies of comparatively recent people. There were a few couples dressed in 18th-19th century clothing with their real life stories printed...More

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This marvelously put together exhibit is most intriguing and informational. There are interactive stations to help you better understand the content of the exhibit. The free audio device provided background information to better help you appreciate what you were viewing.

Thank Linda D
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Lydia M
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, many museums are historically closed on Mondays. Hours should be posted on their website.
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