Museums in Sherman Oaks

Museum Visit for Two Adults or Seniors, or Two Adults and Two Children at Museum of Flying (Up to Half Off)

Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

$20 $10

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One-Year Individual, Partner, or Family Membership at Santa Monica Museum of Art (Up to 58% Off)

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

$55 $25

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Admission for Two or Four to Santa Monica History Museum (50% Off)

Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

$10 $5

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General Admission for Two or Four Adults, or Dual or Family Membership at USS "IOWA" (Up to 39% Off)

USS IOWA

Los Angeles

“Battleship of Presidents” provides a memorable experience for families and visitors as they venture through over years of history

$36 $25

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Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

$60 $30

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One-Year Individual or Family/Dual Membership to the Chinese American Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

In its 10th year, CAM's current exhibits include L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, documenting Chinese immigration to the States

$50 $22

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Admission for Two or Four with $10 or $20 Off at Gift Shop at The Museum of Contemporary Art (56% Off)

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other visual masters star in permanent collection at museum filled with post-1940 art

$34 $15

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Two or Four Tickets to GRAMMY Museum (Up to 50% Off)

GRAMMY Museum

Downtown Los Angeles

Donna Summer and the greats of 1960s Los Angeles are the centerpiece of this summer's exhibitions at the GRAMMY Museum

$25.90 $13

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Single-Day Admission or Membership to Museum of Tolerance (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

$31 $17

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Visit for Two or Four or Membership to Pasadena Museum of California Art (Up to Half Off)

Pasadena Museum of California Art

West Central

Art museum features modern design, textiles, woodblock prints, and sculptures created by California artists

$50 $25

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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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The Paley Center for Media's international collection is like a window into broadcasting's past. Nearly 150,000 radio and television programs chronicle political and cultural history from the last 100 years, dating back to when Marconi first invented the radio and, as a by-product, listening. At locations in Los Angeles and New York City, curators help visitors browse through these documentaries, public affairs programs, and commercials. They also host special events, in which media leaders interact with the public first hand. Since 1984, the annual Paleyfest has welcomed panels with the creators, writers, and cast behind some of media's most influential programs. Attendees have gained insights into shows such as 30 Rock, True Blood, and Modern Family. In more recent years, the Paley Center has started examining the significance of new media on the internet.

465 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills,
CA
US

Moving picture began by depicting a horse running at full gallop, and has now evolved into visually stimulating films like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Planet of the Apes, which can all be seen at The Hollywood Museum. Visitors meander through a 35,000-square-foot, four-floor maze of more than 10,000 authentic movie props, costumes, and memorabilia. Previously a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the subterranean floor beckons patrons down Hannibal Lecter's The Silence of the Lambs jail corridor into the full cell used in the film, storing spine-tingling treasures such as his muzzling mask. First-floor doors open into Max Factor's restored makeup rooms, which border Cary Grant's Rolls-Royce and The Wizard of Oz's ruby slippers, which tempt visitors to slip them on and teleport to Kansas. Costumes, props, awards, and photos crowd the upper two floors, where Sylvester Stallone's Razzie for Worst Actor of the Century finds a home next to threads that once hugged Marilyn Monroe's legendary curves. In the past, rotating exhibits have showcased such items as a script and autographed poster from Slumdog Millionaire, duds modeled by the quick-stepping cast of High School Musical 3, and rows of awards for TV shows and particularly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious spelling-bee performances.

1660 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Notably nimble hands earned Madame Tussaud the title of Versailles’ art tutor in the 1770s, beginning an illustrious sculpting career that brought her from Paris to London and won widespread acclaim. Though her first displays brought news stories and faraway leaders to waxy life, Madame Tussauds Hollwood’s exhibitions expanded to include the motley of political leaders, ficticious characters, celebrities, and shrugging pedestrians that the Hollywood location houses today. Each sculpture represents more than 800 hours of facial measuring, molding, and painting, which create uncanny likenesses of Samuel L. Jackson, Beyoncé, James Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, and Audrey Hepburn. As visitors stroll through the museum, they can pose with their favorite statue, snapping pictures alongside it or testing its rock, paper, scissors prowess.

6933 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Showcasing some 60,650 time-treasured titles, Warner Bros. Studios boasts one of the largest libraries of feature films, television, and animated pictures. Cozy up with a maternal maven this Mom's Day for a four-movie marathon of Blu-ray flicks designed to jerk tears and reveal stories about actual jerks she once dated in college. Uncover shared high-school experiences with a screening of 17 Again, a magical, life-swapping jaunt starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry, or collectively swoon as Nights in Rodanthe smolders with on-screen chemistry between Richard Gere and Diane Lane. Comedy-loving creators and their cubs can crack up amid the capering crusades of Jim Carrey in Yes Man, and a spontaneous viewing of He's Just Not That Into You can help explain the Easter Bunny's prolonged tardiness to a curious college student.

3400 W Riverside Dr
Burbank,
CA
US

Martial Arts History Museum's exhibits chronicle martial arts' role in two stories: the histories of prominent Asian countries, and the cultural influence of Asian countries on America. Through paintings, musical instruments, and theatrical displays, the nonprofit organization's exhibits cover the origins and growth of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines. As they trace those histories, they also zoom in on major events such as the Boxer Rebellion and the relationship between martial arts and Asian arts such as Chinese opera and Japanese Taiko drumming.

Fittingly for a museum whose designers included artists from Disney and The Simpsons, the space also contains a media section. Portions of this section analyze pop-culture staples such as Kung Fu Panda and Avatar: The Last Airbender, and other parts display movie memorabilia such as Ralph Macchio's headband from The Karate Kid, though his socks are kept in a hidden location known only to the world's three richest kings. The museum also hosts frequent events and classes that range from sushi seminars to sword-cutting performances.

2319 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank,
CA
US

Donald Douglas started his aviation company in 1920 with only $600 and expertise honed as a civilian aeronautical engineer during World War I. Within four years, he had created the Douglas World Cruiser, the first plane to circumnavigate the globe and bankrupt every manufacturer of anti-gravity potions.

Nearly two dozen aircraft are on display at the Museum of Flying, located at the Santa Monica Airport. Santa Monica holds special significance for the Douglas Aircraft Company, as well as aviation history as a whole. It was here that the DC-3 first took flight, helping usher in the era of commercial air travel in America. It was also where Douglas Aircraft produced tens of thousands of military planes during World War II. Several of these aircrafts now sit on display within the museum.

Douglas Aircraft merged with McDonnell Aircraft in 1967, but the Museum of Flying helps keep the original company's legacy alive. It even features a replica of Douglas' original boardroom. In another area of the museum, a Maxflight FS300 simulator lets visitors pilot many of Douglas Aircraft's most famous models. It can dip and roll 360 degrees to recreate World War II combat or the motion of a tumbleweed caught in an updraft, or it can keep a steady course during calm flights aboard a DC-3.

Although its main focus remains Douglas Aircraft, the Museum of Flying also houses art and displays related to aviation history as a whole. Exhibits showcase rare artifacts and other significant aircraft, such as a replica of the original Wright Flyer.

3100 Airport Ave
Santa Monica,
CA
US