The Petersen Automotive Museum, in Los Angeles, is a 300,000-square-foot venue with exhibits set up as dioramas that showcase the impact of cars on American culture. You can get tickets now for half off when you buy tickets online from the deal source linked to below. This could also make a terrific birthday gift for the car enthusiast.
UPDATE: The Peterson is going through a massive renovation to accommodate even more amazing cars and to transform the museum into one of the finest automotive museums in the world. The will open again in December 2015.
WHAT: Peterson Automotive Museum.
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SAVVY TIP: Admission for kids under 5 is always FREE.
WHEN: Museum hours Tues-Sun, 10am – 6pm (closed Mondays).
WHERE: Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairfax), Los Angeles, CA 90036.
What You’ll See at Petersen Automotive:
First floor: History of the automobile. Visitors are invited to walk through, not by, exhibits and dioramas and experience settings of early Los Angeles where the world’s first shopping district was designed.
Ssecond floor: Five rotating galleries with state-of-the-art displays of racecars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology.
Third floor: The May Family Discovery Center, designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile, the 6,500 square-foot, interactive “hands-on” learning center teaches children basic scientific principles by explaining the fundamental functions of a car.