Choose one of five unique venues for your next event.
Visit the Petersen Automotive Museum the last Sunday of every month for the Breakfast Club Cruise-In. Bring any classic, exotic, hot rod, muscle car, motorcycle or other special interest vehicle and get free parking and 2-for-1 admission to the museum!
Come celebrate the custom motorcycle legend’s birthday! Prolific and well respected, Arlen Ness has crafted some of the most stunning and trend setting custom motorcycles ever to grace the highway. Enjoy dinner, cocktails, and entertaining stories. Guests will also get a sneak preview of the new exhibition, Arlen Ness: Art on Two Wheels.
The Streetscape exhibit features historical displays that chronicle the evolution of the automobile and car culture in the 20th century. Walk through lifelike dioramas based on real places and people that existed throughout Southern California chronicling the evolution of the Automobile in Southern California from a blacksmith’s shop in 1901 to a modern car design studio.
May 26th 9am-Noon
July 12th 6:30pm
1000 Miles to Glory
Form Without Function
Private Event Venue
The Car And The City In Southern California
MUSEUM PROGRAMS, EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
February 23, 2013 - February 2, 2014
Today fins are remembered as the outward expression of American automotive design prowess during the height of postwar optimism. But they were first used far earlier than most would imagine. This exhibit, opening February 23, will feature more than a dozen vehicles ranging from icons . . .
January 8, 2013 - December 31, 2020
Weekdays: 11:00am and 3:00pm
Weekends & Holidays: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm
Tours may be scheduled by calling 323.964.6331 or visiting the admissions desk.
An additional ticket purchase of $25 is required and includes access to the Vault, as well as a guided . . .
June 16, 2012 - May 27, 2013
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 . . .
November 10, 2012 - November 3, 2013
Theodore W. Pietsch II was born on September 23, 1912, and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. With an architect father and an uncle who was an avid racing fan and automobile dealer, Pietsch was heavily influenced from an early age by art, design and cars. In 1934, he began an . . .