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Norton Simon Museum

411 West Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105

The Norton Simon houses one of the largest varieties of art collections.

The Museum is open from noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, closed Tuesday, and is open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Adult entry is $10, those under 18 are free as are students showing a student ID card.

The Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens
A collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the development of Southern California in the early 20th century, was also an active collector of rare books and manuscripts, art, and plants. The institution serves some 1,800 scholars each year conducting advanced research in the humanities.

Visit Huntinton's ArtWonders, an interactive web program explores new ways to wonder about art.

Kidspace Children's Museum

480 North Arroyo Blvd at Brookside Park
Pasadena, CA 91103

Creative environments that inspire learning through self-directed, interactive experiences and play in the arts, sciences and humanities that enrich children, families and the community. Open seven days a week June, July, and August. Summer hours below.

Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$11 per adult or child; children under 12 months free

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Adults $10.00; Students (with valid ID) and seniors $7.00; Kids 11 and under free.
Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Museum and Museum Store, free parking or an easy five-minute walk from the Convention Center.

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Adults regular admission $7.00
Seniors and students $5.00

Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state's rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the cultural dynamics and influences unique to California that have shaped and defined art in all media.

Pasadena Museum of History

470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Exhibition open Wednesday through Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, children under 12 free.

The Gamble House

4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103

The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter and Gamble Company. The house, a National Historic Landmark, is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California and is open for public tours.

Docent-guided tours Thurs through Sunday, noon -3 p.m.
Regular price: $13.75 in advance or $12.50 at the door, per adult, $11 for seniors and students with IDs in advance or $10 at the door. Reservations recommended, children 12 and under free, must be accompanied by an adult.

Tournament House and The Wrigley Gardens

391 South Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91184

Tournament House is the official headquarters of the Tournament of Roses Association, its staff and the 935 volunteers who work year-round to organize the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.

The house was built by architect G. Lawrence Stimson in 1906 and his father, prominent builder George W. Stimson. The younger Stimson paid great attention to detail in his design and construction. Within the structure’s three stories are 22 rooms and 18,500 square feet of artistry; ornate molded ceilings, inlaid marble floors, and finely crafted woodwork. The interior’s full grandeur was restored in a renovation project completed in 2002.

Thursdays 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Regular price: Free

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