Museums in Newport

Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 63% Off)

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

$24 $9

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$10 for a Visit for Up to Four to Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue (Up to $20 Value)

Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue

Tustin

Rare Ferraris and classic American muscle cars share space with Jaguars, high-performance motorcycles, and historic Formula cars

$20 $10

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Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

Museum chronicles the history of Californian art with a 3,500-piece permanent exhibit that spans the 19th century to the present

$14 $7

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Historic or Haunted First-Class Passport Tour for One or Two from Queen Mary Events (Up to 53% Off)

Queen Mary Events

Long Beach

Learn about the ship's storied—and eerie—past during audio tour and exploration of exhibits

$33 $16

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One-Year Membership or Cemetery Walking Tour for One from Historical Society of Long Beach (Up to 41% Off)

Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

Tour covers some of Long Beach's most notable residents; history museum exhibits photographs, newspapers, documents, and other artifacts

$100 $59

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VIP Admission for Two or Four or a One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Yanks Air Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Yanks Air Museum

Chino

More than 200, mostly American-made aircraft take museum visitors on trips through different eras of flight

$32 $19

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Admission for Two or Four to Planes of Fame Air Museum (Up to Half Off)

Planes of Fame

Chino

More than 150 aircraft and displays—including an N9MB Flying Wing—fill the aviation museum

$22 $11

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Admission for Two or Four to the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA)

Pomona

Visit the largest ceramics-only museum in the U.S., observing rotating exhibits and the studio where the community makes art as well

$14 $8

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From its beach-adjacent headquarters at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, OC Helicopters whisks clients away on aerial tours that deliver a rare vantage point for familiar southern California places and Orange County beaches. The owner and head pilot mans air-conditioned and reliable luxury helicopters and other aircraft that can comfortably seat three or four passengers in chairs that provide a 180-degree view. Customers choose from a number of aerial tour routes, veering south over Laguna Beach's luxury golf courses and sprawling houses or hovering near Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Helicopters can also head northwest and take the Surf City Tour, which traces the shoreline while supplying an aviator's eyeful of Dana Point's population of surfers as they come ashore to lay their bronze eggs. OC Helicopters also offers custom tours.

19711 Campus Dr, Ste 260
Santa Ana,
CA
US

Orange County Museum of Art's chief curator, Dan Cameron, takes pride in the artists his state has produced from the 20th century to the present. He and his staff showcase a diverse range of modern and contemporary Californian artists as well as art from around the world in an array of exhibitions and a permanent collection. Each exhibition uncovers a different facet of the art world. Past exhibitions have explored modern art between Picasso and Pollock, the changing language of art and design in the mid-20th century, and works by Ansel Adams and Andy Warhol.

Staffers also immerse visitors in their collections through after-hours events and guided tours of the museum's galleries. They also host events for families, during which kids can make artwork in the style of the exhibited artists or attend monthly shows with short films, music exploration, and live entertainment.

850 San Clemente Dr.
Newport Beach,
CA
US

The colorful B-17 Flying Fortress known as Fuddy Duddy once shepherded General Dwight D. Eisenhower across the Pacific near the end of World War II. Today, the massive plane is on display at the Lyon Air Museum on the west side of Orange County's John Wayne Airport. The museum has a curated selection of authentic aircraft and rare vehicles, most of which trace their lineage back to World War II. A 1939 Mercedes-Benz G4 Offener Touring Wagon was actually owned and used by Adolph Hitler until its seizure by the French army at Bertschesgaden. Museum tours are led by volunteer docents throughout the day and last about an hour; along with the planes and cars, you'll encounter Jeeps, motorcycles, and a 1941 Dodge pickup truck.

19300 Ike Jones Rd
Santa Ana,
CA
US

It?s not every day that you can witness 30 million dollars all in one room. But at Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue, visitors move through an extensive array of rare roadsters, muscle cars, and Formula cars valued at eight figures. After a successful, self-made career in business, founder Dick Marconi decided to give back, donating his personal collection of automobiles to create the museum. Each specimen reflects a piece of racing lore; you'll find historic racecars piloted by Keke Rosberg, Mario Andretti, and Michael Schumacher.

The museum serves a multi-purpose?to share Marconi?s glittering display of high-performance vehicles with the public, and to support local charities. Proceeds from admissions and special events at the museum go toward the Marconi Foundation for Kids, which supports Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among other children's groups. The museum?s yearly Fight Night fundraising event draws stars such as Oscar de la Hoya and the dashboard hula dancer.

1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin,
CA
US

Art ranks among the highest achievements of any world culture, and The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art aims to enrich our own by sharing some of the finest works from Native American, Polynesian, African, East Asian, and South American cultures. The museum’s vast collection—and buzzing calendar of new exhibits and special events—has earned it a decades-long streak as the Orange County Register’s pick for Best Museum in Orange County.

  • Size: 93,000 square feet featuring more than 120,000 examples of pottery, stone tools, jewelry, wooden sculptures, and clothing
  • Permanent Mainstay: A broad range of artifacts from the entire Pacific Rim, including the South Pacific, China, and early California
  • Visiting Exhibit: Chuck Jones: Doodles of a Genius celebrates the legendary Looney Tunes animator at his most creatively uninhibited with drawings from his private collection—many on public display for the first time
  • Hands-On Experiments: At the Kidseum, children can play musical instruments, dress in ethnic clothes and masks, and learn how to excavate artifacts
  • Eye-Catcher: the stucco-beamed glass ceiling of the museum’s courtyard restaurant, Tangata, which suffuses the French-accented California cuisine with natural light
2002 N Main St.
Santa Ana,
CA
US

The Laguna Art Museum began in 1918 as a small gallery in a converted cottage, where local artists would display and sell their pieces to the public. As the exhibits and collections grew larger over the next several decades, the founders moved the gallery into a larger, custom space, and eventually transformed it into a museum celebrating the development of Californian art from the 19th century to the present. The museum currently boasts a permanent collection of more than 3,500 works, as well as rotating exhibits that track the evolution of artistic expression.

To further its mission of spreading public appreciation for local art, the museum hosts informative lectures and open-house receptions. The museum’s Carole Reynolds Art Research Library also intrigues readers with more than 5,000 books, many of which chronicle the history of Californian art.

307 Cliff Dr
Laguna Beach,
CA
US