There are several good cultural museums that a person staying in short term housing in L.A. might want to consider visiting, so we’ve listed some of these here below.
California African American Museum
Located at 600 State Drive, the California African American Museum is a celebration of African American history and culture. At the museum, visitors can see works created by African American artists, artifacts that represent African American history, and can learn about prominent African Americans throughout history. In addition, there are often traveling exhibitions featured at the museum, though because these are only at the museum for a limited time, visitors need to make sure to visit the museum during the time these exhibitions are there if they want to see them. There are also special events at the museum, including events celebrating black history month in February. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. It is always closed Monday. Admission to the museum is free.
Chinese American Museum
The Chinese American Museum is located at 425 North Los Angeles Street. This museum focuses specifically on Chinese American culture and history in Los Angeles. Exhibitions focus on things such as the rise of Chinese American culture in LA, immigration of Chinese to America and their settlement in LA, and even some replications of prominent Chinese American stores that were once open in the city. In addition, the museum takes part in the annual Chinese Lantern Festival, which takes place on the 15th day of the first lunar month. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. It is always closed on Monday, and also closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission comes in three price ranges: Adults, Seniors, and Students. Anyone who actually works for the museum can get in for free.
Japanese American National Museum
Located at 100 North Central Avenue, the Japanese American National Museum is dedicated to Japanese American history and culture. Some of the exhibitions at the museum include a look at what it was like for Japanese Americans living in the US during World War II, including their time in internment camps. Other exhibitions focus on documents, artifacts, and photographs detailing the history of Japanese Americans in the US. Traveling exhibitions are also presented at the museum for a limited time, such as an exhibition on Japanese tattoo art. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, and Thursday from 12 pm to 8 pm. It is closed on Monday, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is in four price ranges: Adults, Seniors, Students, and Children 5 and Under.