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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Always Good

The Bowers Museum always surprises me. The current special exhibit on the color red not only... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
San Diego, California
Interesting exhibits

Needed a place to kill some time while staying in the area. Enjoyed the Red exhibit as I learned... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
Lisa W
San Diego, California
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

The Bowers Museum always surprises me. The current special exhibit on the color red not only delighted me visually with a wide variety of fabrics, books and many objects from around the world, I learned a lot about the dying process and trade. Another special...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Needed a place to kill some time while staying in the area. Enjoyed the Red exhibit as I learned something new. Was disappointed to see two elephant tusks in the China exhibit though. If they need to be on display, there should be a sign...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Last Saturday was rainy so we decided to do a museum. Bowers was wonderful! Loved the exhibits and gift shop. If you are in the area, worth a visit.

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We had bought a membership 11 months earlier, but since we live some distance away, we hadn't been back, so we returned. We didn't even check what exhibits were open because they are always good. The first stop was a special exhibit (now closed) which...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We're visiting and staying in Anaheim, and had a spare day. Saw this 'attraction' on Trip Advisor and thought we'd visit. This cutlural museum lives up to all the positive reviews. We enjoyed the history of the wider locale, as well as the permanent art...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Don't let the smaller size of this museum fool you! They have visiting and long term world class exhibits on a variety of topics from textiles, basketry, Head Hunters, South America, California History, Gemstones and more! They also offer lectures on art, history, Egyptian Life...More

Thank B P
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Great Museum to visit. The exhibits change regularly, lots of parking and best of all, it is close by.

Thank VegasArce
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent lunch in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the Red and Asian exhibits. I live in Orange and visit the Bowers whenever they change exhibits and am never disappointed. Also, check out the gift shop when you're there. I picked up a Christmas gift and...More

Thank cdshoebee
Reviewed 15 November 2015

My Lady and I wanted something to do on a dual day off and chose to visit the Bowers as many of our family had also gone and loved it. one exhibit that stuck in my head the the California history rooms and the evolution...More

Thank eastwestrider
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We went to see the Asian exhibit a couple years ago and it was quite educational. My daughter was a sophomore and she really enjoyed seeing all the artifacts and reading every placard. We also had lunch at the restaurant there. It's a tad pricey...More

Thank lkstumm
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Lydia M
28 March 2016|
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, many museums are historically closed on Mondays. Hours should be posted on their website.