Peterson Automotive Museum is a fantastic place to visit for car enthusiasts, friends and families, and tourists.

This is the automotive paradise for all. Incredible vehicles from around the world are on display in a variety of exhibitions that focus on different stories from automotive history. Two major exhibits change every year to feature a variety of topics so every visit is a new experience. Permanent galleries focus on Hollywood vehicles, motorcycles, alternative power, Hot Wheels and automotive art. The first floor is dedicated to the Streetscape, a realistic walk-through diorama chronicling the evolution of Los Angeles and the automobile from the turn of the 20th Century through today. Automobiles are placed in the context of their incredibly detailed environments to create an educational and entertaining experience for enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike.

The museum displays vintage cars, vintage motorcycles and concept cars.


The Vault

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Bruce Meyer Gallery: Hot Rods


Otis Chandler Gallery: Motorcycles


Special Exhibition: Aerodynamics, From Art To Science

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During more than a century of innovation, automobile manufacturers have dreamed up some unusual body designs. From strange to stunning, the large majority of them were created in an effort to increase driving performance by reducing wind resistance. When a network of high-speed motorways began to blanket the world, the need for genuine advances became ever more important and scientific experimentation yielded vehicle shapes that were becoming increasingly sophisticated. The Petersen Automotive Museum exhibition Aerodynamics: From Art to Science presents an entertaining and enlightening visual overview of the landmarks of aerodynamic design. From the quirky 1928 Martin Aerodynamic and pioneering 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia to the latest ultra-efficient concept cars of today, more than a dozen vehicles illustrate how the art of streamlining evolved into the science of aerodynamics.



Location: 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, year-round 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Go to Petersen website to plan your visit.

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