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Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art Pasadena

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Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena
CA
91101
Tel: 626 568-3665

Where are we going today?

If you love art, then why not spend your next family day out surrounded by it! The Pasadena Museum of California Art showcases the best of art from all across the state, and is there to inspire everyone who visits!

The museum is filled with exhibits that look at the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California, so it's not just an art lesson - it's a sociology lesson too!

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is a place for families to look at ways others have been created and express themselves, and perhaps inspire them too. 

The exhibits rotate, so you can always see something new each time you go back. Each exhibit covers it's own theme, so you can really gain an understanding of what they are showcasing. It may be a specific local artists, or it may be a genre of art.

And kids -art isn't just painting! It can be sculptures, or drawings, or even photography. Suited for more older kids, they can wander the collections and use them as talking points - what do they like about the art? What intrigues them? 

Every time you move onto another exhibit, you will gain a deeper understanding of this great state, so let's celebrate it!

Keep an eye out for the fun events that the PMCA hold across the year, including Family Days where the whole family, no matter what age, can join in the fun art projects, as well as free docent tours around the museum.

So, who is ready to have a California art attack!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$5
  • Free Under: 12 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

12pm - 5pm Wed - Sun. 3rd Thursdays 12pm - 8pm

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Dec 25 and Jan 1

Teachers corner

They offer docent tours at 2pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. You can also book a private group for your students, and they have self-guided tours for K-12 students, and these are free. .

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places in the area where you can grab something to eat before your visit!.

Any Top Tips?

They offer FREE entry from 12pm - 5pm on the 1st Friday of the month, and 5pm - 8pm on the 3rd Thursday.

Need a little extra help?

The museum is wheelchair accessible, and there is a wheelchair available for use in the museum.

Can I get one of those?

They have a shop where you can pick up DVDs, Books, prints and all things art!.

More information

The programs are free with admission!.

What people are saying?

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    Great exhibits and a well-sized museum store. Easy access, free parking in a garage painted in surreal Krylon paint!

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    The exhibitions here are always wonderful. But the thing I like most is the gift shop. The gift shop contains a lot of treasures.

    If you are on a budget and you really want to go, visit during Pasadena's ARTNight which occurs twice a year. Entrance is free during ARTNight.

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    I do really love this place. It is so relaxing and I just feel better being here. I like to take my family to share in the great collection. I highly recommend this place. Its also located in a great central location in Pasadena and I love to cruise the area. Check it out!

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    Every time that I've been here it was nice. Just know that if you are trying to plan your day don't give so much block out time to this place. Its very small. Place is clean.

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    A for effort.

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