Petersen Automotive Museum
The Mission of Petersen Automotive Museum is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its global impact on life and culture using Los Angeles as a prime example. At Petersen Automotive Museum you get to drive into the world of the automobile in lots of different ways. There are interactive exhibits, art projects, automotive awareness workshops and more. Through a ground-breaking partnership with Disney/Pixar, you can be a part of the Cars Mechanical Institute, inspired by the animated film CARS. At this permanent Exhibit you can learn about the mechanical systems that make cars work. You can also paint and personalize virtual cars as well as race and color their own Cars character to take home. And the littlest car enthusiasts can zoom toy cars around a racetrack.
As one of the world's largest and most diverse automotive museums, the Petersen chronicles the evolution of great automotive engineering achievements and its impact on our culture over the past 120 years. Car enthusiasts and novices alike will enjoy attending an event in an environment that is entertaining, educational, and intriguing. The museum offers four dynamic spaces in which to host the event of your dreams. Choose between the exquisitely detailed ARTISTRY exhibit on the 1st floor, the inspiring INDUSTRY exhibits on the 2nd floor, the nostalgic HISTORY exhibits on the 3rd floor, and the iconic rooftop pavilion and terrace of the 4th floor Penthouse. Click here for more information.
The Petersen Automotive Museum will reopen to the public on March 25th, offering free admission to health care workers and first responders for the remainder of 2021.
The Petersen has launched three new exhibits:
- “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” which will convey the significance and evolution of the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder through a curated display of four key automobiles representing its storied 90-year history.
- “Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed,” which showcases the evolution of the supercar
- “Extreme Conditions,” which highlights 11 custom competition, recreational, and utilitarian off-roading vehicles
- “Redefining Performance,” which features Porsche’s most innovative road and race vehicles.
Tickets to the museum must now be pre-purchased at petersen.org/tickets.