Closed for renovations until DECEMBER 6, 2015.
The museum is located at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire boulevards in Los Angeles, one mile north of the 10 freeway’s Fairfax exit.
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Convenient parking is available under the Museum. Rates are $0 for the first thirty minutes with validation at the Welcome Desk, and $12 flat rate for 30 minutes or more. Parking for visitors with disabilities is provided on levels P1.
Bicycles park free.
MUSEUM SELF-GUIDED TOUR APP
Download the museum APP and bring your group or class in to explore the exhibitions at your own pace. The application features over 100 vehicles from the collection and allows you to navigate each of the 25 galleries using beacons.
Group Visits and Gallery Learning
Groups are encouraged to visit the Petersen, and groups of ten or more people get $2 off any admission level, either when purchasing tickets in advance or on site. While guided tours are not available at this time, you will encounter our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer Gallery Attendants throughout all floors of the museum who are eager to talk with you. They can answer questions, show you around the galleries, help you access our touchscreens and technology, and share vast amounts of fascinating content about our new galleries and unique collection. They are excited to interact with visitors of all ages and backgrounds and they want to hear your car stories and answer your burning questions.
We will be relaunching our field trip program for school and youth groups in the fall of 2016. With 25 new galleries covering three floors, we will be completely reimagining our school tour program to create an unforgettable interactive experience for students. To receive email updates about our educational opportunities for students and teachers, email email@example.com.
The Petersen is dedicated to providing families with a comfortable and engaging experience for all ages. Below is information on our family-friendly amenities. Monthly family programs and exhibition-related activities are also available to enhance your visit.
Strollers and Bags
Strollers are welcome at the Petersen. You may also bring a diaper bag and front baby carrier into the museum. For safety reasons, backpacks are not permitted. Backpacks and other large carriers may be left at the museum’s reception area, located in the Grand Concours on level 1.
All of us at the Petersen want to help you make the most of your visit. If you have any special needs, please call Visitor Experience at (323) 964-CARS during museum hours.
All of the museum’s public galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Two wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Welcome Desk. In addition, handicapped parking spaces are located on Levels P1 of the museum’s parking garage.
Assistive Listening Devices
The museum’s app offers assistive listening aide for lectures and other programs. These can be picked up at the Reception Desk.
If using a shuttle or motor coach, we recommend dropping off and picking up at the 8th street entrance, located on the south side of the Museum between Fairfax ave. and Orangegrove Ave.
COAT AND BAG CHECK
We require visitors to check backpacks, shopping bags, and all large bags at the Reception Desk. The Petersen may refuse to accept other items at its discretion and is not responsible for items held at coat check.
The Petersen Automotive Museum welcomes visitors to take non‐flash, personal‐use photography except where noted. Share your images with us @Petersen_museum / #Petersenmuseum on Twitter + Instagram
FOOD AND DRINK
Food and drink may not be carried into the galleries.
For the safety of the art, pens and markers are not permitted within the galleries.
As a courtesy to other museum goers, cell phone conversations should be conducted outside of the galleries.
For all media requests please fill out the form below and you’ll be contacted within 24 hours.