This is a very different type of museum which fit perfectly in Los Angeles with all its diversity and brings attention to the problems society has with racism not only in LA but throughout the world. Its main focus is on the holocaust and some on the African American struggles. Theres alot of hands on information thats very interesting like at the Point of View diner where you can actually pic who you would like to interview and what questions to ask.
On certain days you might be able to listen to a guest speaker (holocaust survivor) and you also get to see actual artifacts and documents of the Holocaust.You can also see re-creations of concentration camps,Berlin street cafe in the 1930's,and the Wannsee Conference.
The Museum is opened everyday except Saturdays starting at 11:30am and it cost $10 for adults and $7 for kids under 12 years old.
I was alittle surprised at how much security they have there. For one, they search your car before you park (parking is free by the way), then when you go inside you go through metal detectors and they search your purse, just about as much security as at the airport. Also, you cannot bring a camera, if you do they will make you leave it in your car. Also to get in you must present identification.
When you get into the museum you will start off with a short orientation of the place then you are on your own. Overall, I found the Museum very interesting.
9786 W.Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 Xstreet Roxbury
A museum dedicated to the 37th president of the United States, Richard Nixon. The museum was larger than I expected. There were a lot of interesting galleries about the life of Nixon as well as the historic events that took place during his presidency. There is also a film about the president, and they also have a miniature model of the White House - very interesting. You can also see the birthplace of Nixon. The library and birthplace are located in Yorba Linda in Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles.
A kind of weird art display, this off the beaten path pseudo museum is a weird and wacky eerie twilight zone between creepy fantasy and strange parody. This is a quote from the website itself, "Like a coat of two colors, the Museum serves dual functions. On the one hand the Museum provides the academic community with a specialized repository of relics and artifacts from the Lower Jurassic, with an emphasis on those that demonstrate unusual or curious technological qualities. On the other hand the Museum serves the general public by providing the visitor a hands-on experience of "life in the Jurassic"....This is a must see for anyone who craves this kind of off beat thing
Outside Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, behind the tiny Avco cinema, Hammer’s marble tomb in Westwood Memorial Park stands near the lipstick-covered plaque that marks the resting place of Marilyn Monroe.
The Hearst CastleBuilt over a 28 year period for the famous tycoon and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, the castle inspires thoughts of the roaring '20s and the glamorous days of Hollywood's early years.
There are 165 rooms and 127 acres of sculptures, gardens and pools.
Definitely worth a visit if you are traveling between LA and San Francisco.
Located on Hwy 1 about 5 hours north of LA.
This museum preserves one of the buildings of Cecille De Mille's original silent movie studio. the museum is small and does not receive many visitors but is worth a peek
Admission to the Museum is free. The Museum is an outdoor museum, it boasts the largest collection (14 locomotives) of steam locomotives in California.
LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM www.arboretum.org
In addition to the gardens there are bird walks, festivals, activities for the whole family and various classes on gardening and cooking.