Bowers Museum

Celebrate world cultures through their arts.

Bowers MuseumThe Bowers museum was founded in 1936 by the City of Santa Ana through a bequest from Charles and Ada Bowers. The Bowers Museum has become one of California’s finest and, at 100,000 square feet, one of its largest museums. The Museum’s state-of-the-art facilities are the perfect setting for world-class exhibitions from the greatest museums in the world. The Bowers’ collections is particularly strong in the areas of African, South Pacific, Asian, Native American, pre-Columbian art, and California plein-air paintings.

The Bowers Museum Current Exhibitions

Currently on exhibit is the Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy and Popul Vuh: Watercolors of Diego Rivera.

Come and 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 and much more!

OCTA Directions: From the Metrolink Station, take OCTA Bus Route 83 North

North Main Street 2002
Santa Ana 92706 CA US
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Tue-Sun: 10AM-4PM

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