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Los Angeles Museums Even Guys Will Like

April 26, 2015 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Photo Credit: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)

(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)


Attention gentlemen, this one’s for you! Are you tired of the typical dinner and a movie date? Looking for something that’ll peak your interest? Well check out our picks for local museums that are sure to entertain!
(Credit: Christine A. / Yelp)

(Credit: Christine A. / Yelp)


Sports Museum of Los Angeles
1900 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(888) 540-8223
www.sportsmuseumla.com

If you’re a sports lover, then you must check out the Sports Museum of Los Angeles. Located minutes from Staples Center, this museum is filled with sports memorabilia, collectibles, and history. Spanning several blocks, the facility houses permanent collections from every sport – from soccer to swimming, from baseball to boxing, and beyond! The museum also has 30 galleries about the history and development of sports. See Babe Ruth’s 1934 tour uniform, one of the earliest Heisman trophies, and more! Admission is invitation only, and must be pre-arranged. Give them a call and plan your upcoming visit!

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(Credit: Jared N. / Yelp)


The Grammy Museum
The Grammy Museum
800 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800
www.thegrammymuseum.org

There isn’t much to not like about The Grammy Museum. With four floors containing tons of exhibits, no matter where you turn, there’s plenty to see! Check out the second floor, which holds awesome special exhibits like, All Eyez On Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur, and beginning April 29th, Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music. The third floor features interactive and hands-on discovery, like creating your own music, mixing, and recording. Check out their website for updates on special events, including exclusive interviews and performances with artists in the Clive Davis Theater.

(Credit: Courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum)

(Credit: Courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum)


Pedersen Automotive Museum: Los Angeles Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2277
www.pedersen.org

Guys go gaga over cars! The Pedersen Automotive Museum is an “auto enthusiast’s paradise.” Located on LA’s Miracle Mile, the museum holds a beyond impressive collection of cars, motorcycles, and artifacts displaying the history and art of the automobile. It is unique it its display of rotating exhibit spaces, as well as its massive collection. The museum is currently finishing a complete transformation, both internally and externally, making the venue itself a work of art. The museum will be re-opening this December.

(Credit: © 2009 Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai)

(Credit: © 2009 Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai)


The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(213) 403-3000
www.annegbergphotospace.org

Another fascinating venue worth exploring is the Annenberg Space for Photography, featuring state-of-the art digital photography, as well as prints from some of the most influential photographers around the world. It is also the first solely photographic cultural destination in the LA area, with a variety of visually engaging featured exhibits. The latest upcoming exhibit, Emerging, will display Photo District News’ selection of the top emerging photographers, who share unique perspectives on youth culture and the state of the world in which we live. Emerging will begin on June 6.

(Credit: Jane L. / Yelp)

(Credit: Jane L. / Yelp)


California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 724-3623
www.californiasciencecenter.org

The California Science Center is home is some of the coolest exhibits, interesting and fun for adults and children alike. The center incorporates science learning with interactive and new-technology formats. One of its most famous exhibits is the Space Shuttle Endeavor, found in the Air & Space section. The 78 feet wide, 57 feet high and 122 feet long has been a major draw for visitors since its arrival in 2012. Also on exhibit are the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.

(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)

(Credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)


National History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-3466
www.nhm.org

There’s so much to see at the National History Museum! Since 1913, the museum has been a local institution, providing education and exploration for people of all ages. Be mystified by a collection of ancient Egyptian mummies, to the open-air Spider Pavilion, where you can see up-close the 8 legged insects, to the famous 14,000-square-foot Dinosaur Hall, filled with the fossils of the massive creatures, including a T. Rex!

(Credit: Kasio M. / Yelp)

(Credit: Kasio M. / Yelp)


Museum of Death
6031 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-8011
www.museumofdeath.net

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Museum of Death is not for the faint of heart. Generously providing visitors with ample amounts of macabre, this museum is filled with the largest collection of serial killer artwork, crime scene artifacts, replica execution devices, taxidermy collection and much more. Take their 45-minute tour…if you dare.

Article by Caitlyn Trudnich

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