Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles - Travel Ape
 · Hotels  · Airfare  · Cars   · Rentals  · Vacation  · Deals  · Tickets
Los Angeles Attractions Dining NightLife Recreation Arts Events Hotels
 Peterson Automotive Museum
  Los Angeles
· Profile · Map · Photos · User Reviews
Category:Museum
Rating:
Address:6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Phone:(323) 930-CARS
Price:
Click to view more Peterson Automotive Museum photos
click here for photo gallery
Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm; closed Mon.
Have a love affair with automobiles? Although not a prerequisite for a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum, it couldn't hurt. The driving force behind this rare collection of steel and chrome is the founder of Petersen Publishing Company, Robert E. Petersen, who provided 15 million dollars to acquire the Los Angeles landmark Ohrbach's Department Store building and launch its renovation into world-class museum.

The Petersen collection is primarily a celebration of automotive history and how it shaped the American landscape, particularly in relationship to southern California. Enchanting re-creations of drive-in malt shops, gas stations, and a car dealership, are on display along with 200 rare and classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. A mix of life in the fast lane and a trip down memory lane, the museum sports a unique collection of early children's pedal cars from 1900 to 1920.

As part of the museum's attractions, visitors experience the impact of the automobile on history and culture through the windshield of an automobile. Walk through the exhibits and experience Los Angeles at the turn of the century. Remember the Hollywood streets of the 1930s or how the inside of a 1960s suburban garage looked. If you don't remember, the Petersen Museum does. They have collected the details of sight, sound, and smell, authentically recreating each period in our history.

The second and third floors of the museum are given over to hot rods, movie cars, land speed record cars, Indy cars, motorcycles, artwork and sculpture.

Opened in November 1997, the May Family Discovery Center, with its interactive learning stations, is a 6,500 square foot experience targeted at children ages six to sixteen that teaches basic scientific principles of motion, force, energy and mass distribution using the car. The Discovery Center consists of the East and West Wings and the VroomRoom. The East Wing houses the interactive exhibits, while the West Wing is a sit-down activity area geared toward toddlers. In the VroomRoom you can sit in a state-of-the-art computerized Driver's Education automobile simulator that replicates real-time driving situations including freeway congestion and hazardous driving conditions.

Children can interact with the exhibits and become 'human spark plugs' in a giant combustion engine. With over 20 learning stations to peak their awareness of the world around them, this museum is a marvelous experience for the young and the not so young.

If you have interest in antique or vintage cars we built an old Chevy with the help of Bow Tie Classic Parts. They have the best classic chevy parts.

Active: 
Educational: 
Family: 
Historic: 
Local Flavor: 
Romantic: 
Scenic: 
Tourist Trap: 
Value: 
Weather: 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Our Score Card system gives users a snap shot of this venue's qualities. Click here for more on our Score Card.
Travis - Henry Fonda Theatre - Date: 04/10/2009
Devil Wears Prada - Henry Fonda Theatre - Date: 04/22/2009
Dane Cook - Staples Center - Date: 05/30/2009
NO REVIEW AVAILABLE
BE THE FIRST TO REVIEW PETERSON AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM!!
-------- Click Here to read all reviews or to add your Review --------
Nearest Hotels
Clarion Palm Garden Hotel
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
Radisson Oxnard
Clarion Palm Garden Hotel
  Search      
Search Hotels
Find your Hotel Room!
All Los Angeles Hotels
Arrival Date:
Nights:
Adults:
Beds:

System error

error:  Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78.
context: 
... 
74:  my @content;
75:  unless($all_content){
76:  my $sql = "SELECT name FROM travel_deals.content_type";
77:  print Dumper $sql if $ARGS{DBG};
78:  my $query = $bigdbh->prepare ($sql);
79:  $query->execute;
80:  my $content_types = $query->fetchall_arrayref;
81:  for my $content_type (@$content_types) {
82:  my %tmp;
... 
code stack:  /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas:78
/var/www/travelape/html/common/city-deals.mas:66
/var/www/travelape/html/common/autohandler:14
/var/www/travelape/html/autohandler:14
raw error






























Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78.


Trace begun at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Exceptions.pm line 129
HTML::Mason::Exceptions::rethrow_exception('Can\'t call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78.^J') called at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 2301, 'last_minute', 1, 'weekend', 1, 'order_by', 'random()', 'weeks_ahead', 0, 'description', 'random', 'title', 'random', 'travel_type', 7, 'limit', 10) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x14f48ad0)', 'city_standard_id', 2301, 'last_minute', 1, 'weekend', 1, 'order_by', 'random()', 'weeks_ahead', 0, 'description', 'random', 'title', 'random', 'travel_type', 7, 'limit', 10) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1279
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 2301, 'last_minute', 1, 'weekend', 1, 'order_by', 'random()', 'weeks_ahead', 0, 'description', 'random', 'title', 'random', 'travel_type', 7, 'limit', 10) called at /var/www/travelape/html/common/city-deals.mas line 66
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x14f3ccd0)', 'city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1284
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 943
HTML::Mason::Request::call_next('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x14f3c500)') called at /var/www/travelape/html/common/autohandler line 14
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x14f28d10)', 'city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1284
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 943
HTML::Mason::Request::call_next('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x14f3c500)') called at /var/www/travelape/html/autohandler line 14
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x14f28db0)', 'city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1279
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 2301) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 473
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 473
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 425
HTML::Mason::Request::exec('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x14f3c500)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/ApacheHandler.pm line 168
HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler::exec('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x14f3c500)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/ApacheHandler.pm line 825
HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler::handle_request('HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x14f60e90)', 'Apache=SCALAR(0x14f603c0)') called at (eval 337) line 8
HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler::handler('HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler', 'Apache=SCALAR(0x14f603c0)') called at /dev/null line 0
eval {...} at /dev/null line 0
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Upcomming Events
Opening Night Gala Hollywood Bowl, June 19.....more
Adele Hollywood Bowl, June 28.....more
Joshua Bell Walt Disney Concert Hall, April 26.....more
Mark O'connor Schoenberg Hall - Ucla, May 14.....more
Other Los Angeles Links
Features
 Hot Miami Beaches
Greater Miami is comprised of a diverse assortment of distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own unique collection of attractions and hotels. Miami and the Beaches offer an immense selection of distinctive lodging that can suit any personality or budget. From the lavish hotels that line the streets of South Beach ....more
  La Sammana Resort
la-sammana-resort The 5 story building contains 55 comfortable guest rooms. All the rooms at the La Sammana Resort come with the lots of amenities. Right near Atlantic City.
  More Los Angeles Links
Nightlife
Dining
Attractions