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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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Not so hidden Jewel

Great museum with rapidly changing exhibits as well as good permanent exhibits. Also great venue... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Costa Mesa, California
Real Mummies!!

This is a lovely museum. We were lucky to see the "Mummies of the World" exhibit. It's running... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Orange, California
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great museum with rapidly changing exhibits as well as good permanent exhibits. Also great venue to watch Italian movies one Sunday afternoon a month. Restaurant Tangata allows also for culinary stimulation in addition to museum visits. Great place to start or end your museum tour...More

Thank dhoffmann51
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a lovely museum. We were lucky to see the "Mummies of the World" exhibit. It's running thru September 5th, 2016. We learned a lot!! Very interesting and the audio guide is included in the admission price. No photos allowed. You can order tickets...More

Thank onthegoNagoya
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I love their community days. They feature different cultures with performances, food, booths & kid's activities. It's also a free day for the Santa Ana residents. It's an excellent idea to keep the people interested in the arts.

Thank frances2day
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Bowers is almost "local" to me, but I actually sought it out before I moved here, because I was intrigued by the fact that it is a museum of cultural experience. I truly love this place. I've been many times and have never had...More

Thank happywanderer13
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We are members of Bowers, which sits in a very residential area of Orange County (albeit on a busy street), so it is very accessible to a large number of people nearby. They typically have some very interesting exhibits such as the original "Lucy" skeleton,...More

Thank tkt1961
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

This is an extraordinary exhibit in an extraordinary museum in the heart of orange county. We are so lucky to have this facility here. Do not miss it!

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This museum was great, if just for the mummies. It was well presented and had an array of mummies, from Egypt and a family from the bowels of a church in Hungary. Start with a short film, talking about respect for the departed, and then...More

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Art museums are one of my passions. I almost never pass one up. This museum is worth seeing because they have a couple very interesting displays. However, the permanent collection is very small. I like the China exhibit and the Polynesian Head Hunters displays. However,...More

Thank reformguy
Reviewed 16 March 2016

It is a nice local Museum in a beautiful setting.I especially like how they bring in outside displays so it is always changing. Have Lunch on the grounds. It is very good.

Thank 911jackie
Reviewed 18 February 2016

the Bowers Museum is great when they bring in Ancient Artifacts. They can offer a more detailed showing of Art History and Research level

Thank ViViFlamenco
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Lydia M
29 March 2016|
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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.