Best Museums in Los Angeles

Locals’ favorite places

1. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
989local recommendations
2. The Getty
1200 Getty Center Dr
493local recommendations
Faith says “Free Museum, Tropical Gardens, Art work, ride the monorail to top. Pay for Parking that's it. Eat a...” ·
3. The Broad
221 S Grand Ave
289local recommendations
Kathy says “New museum, interesting building that looks like a waffle. Broad's extensive modern art collection....” ·
4. The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
265local recommendations
Jamielle says “The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completi...” ·
5. Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E Ocean Blvd
77local recommendations
Emily says “This place has a *gorgeous* patio sitting atop the bluff. If you're here on the weekend, go for brun...” ·
6. The Getty
1200 Getty Center Dr
189local recommendations
Michelle says “Incredible museum of the arts. It's FREE to enter. $20 to park. Art beginning from the first century...” ·
7. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
156local recommendations
Sandra says “Museum of Contemporary Art, Gold Line to Union Station and transfer to Red/Purple Line to...” ·
8. Madame Tussauds Hollywood
6933 Hollywood Blvd
135local recommendations
Fotini says “Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction, boasting the most life-like waxworks display of histo...” ·
9. Norton Simon Museum
411 W Colorado Blvd
131local recommendations
Hometch says “The famous Norton Simon Museum which features art from Monet, Van Gogh, and other famous, period-cen...” ·
10. Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd
120local recommendations
Anita says “It is a delight even if you are not into cars. Set up interactively, the walk around transports you...” ·
11. Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
106local recommendations
Yvonne says “Great Architecture combined with very interesting contemporary art works, Impressionist and Post-Imp...” ·
12. The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd
88local recommendations
Mairin says “Tea and cookies upstairs, weird and cool exhibits downstairs: superstitions, old wives' tales, Russi...” ·
13. California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr
95local recommendations
Tema says “Great wall o' fish tank, 3d movies such as Hubble & Space Station 3D IMAX, not to be missed. Great ...” ·
14. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
900 W Exposition Blvd
97local recommendations
Randy says “20 complete dinosaurs and ancient sea creatures! Mummies! The Spider Pavillion! Insect Zoo! African ...” ·
15. The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 S Grand Ave
71local recommendations
Sophie says “Always great exhibitions, short walk from Little Tokyo and some great sushi bars” ·
16. GRAMMY Museum L.A. LIVE
800 W Olympic Blvd
60local recommendations
Anna says “Incredible museum featuring contemporary and historic popular music- every aspect of it. A MUST SEE.” ·
17. Hollywood Wax Museum®
6767 Hollywood Blvd
57local recommendations
Pradeepa says “The Wax Museum. If you're into taking selfies with stars, this may be your place.” ·
18. Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
22local recommendations
Jake says “The Noah's Ark exhibit is amazing. Using recycled material to create a fun, interactive play space.” ·
628 Alamitos Ave
46local recommendations
Coralie says “The only museum dedicated exclusively to Latin American Art, fantastic collection with a great cafe ...” ·
20. Ripley's Believe It or Not!
6780 Hollywood Blvd
41local recommendations
Mahsa says “Museum with kitschy oddities on display, including shrunken human heads & rare animal skeletons.” ·
21. The Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Pl
40local recommendations
Fiona says “Beautiful, historic example of the Craftsman style of Greene and Greene. Open to the public. Behind ...” ·
22. The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
39local recommendations
Beth says “A unique and FREE museum with changing exhibits every few months. Always an interesting subject matt...” ·
23. Page Museum
5801 Wilshire Blvd
36local recommendations
Gregory says “What other major city has an open pit, exposing the gases bubbling up from the earth's core? With th...” ·
24. Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N Arroyo Blvd
37local recommendations
Jaime says “This is an awesome close-by museum to take little kids (2-5) for the sane private play area and olde...” ·
25. Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
30local recommendations
Drystan says “Learn about the Japanese American experience, particularly here in Los Angeles ($9)” ·
26. Battleship USS Iowa Museum
250 S Harbor Blvd
30local recommendations
Dan says “Operated by the Pacific Battleship Center, battleship that served during WWII, Korean War and the Co...” ·
27. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
30local recommendations
DTLA Rentals
DTLA Rentals says “Great way to spend a couple of hours in LA. Gift shop has some unusual selections - this would be a ...” ·
28. Craft & Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd
27local recommendations
Marilyn says “The Craft & Folk Art Museum engages people through its diverse exhibitions and programs that challen...” ·
29. Museum of Tolerance
9786 Pico Blvd
26local recommendations
Howard says “Museum of Tolerance is a human rights laboratory & educational center dedicated to challenging visit...” ·
30. The Hollywood Museum
1660 N Highland Ave
21local recommendations
Heaven In USA Furnished Apartments
Heaven In USA Furnished Apartments says “See 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures, props and costumes from Silent Movies, Talkies, Hollywood’s ...” ·