Have you checked out some of the free museums in Orange County? They are a great way to expose yourself to some culture, art, and history!
Free Museums in Orange County
(Free Sundays to Santa Ana residents; free first Sunday of the month)
The Bowers Museum has more than 100,000 objects for visitors to view, including art and artifacts from Native Americans, Africa, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and South America. Bowers Museum also houses an Orange County History collection, which has 30,000 related to the region and its history.
Children’s Museum at La Habra
(Free one Sunday each month)
If you’re staying with a host family that has children, suggest a trip to the Children’s Museum at La Habra! The museum has a nature walk, a train, a science center, and a family art center. It’s a great place to spend a day, no matter your age.
Discovery Cube OC
(Free first Tuesday of every month)
The Discovery Cube is another great museum to attend with your host family: it is a science center with interactive exhibits. Explore the planets, watch an educational movie in the theater, and learn about the science of water, the physics of hockey, and more in this fun museum!
Laguna Art Museum
(Free first Thursday evening of every month)
The Laguna Art Museum focuses only on California art. All art was created by Californians or is about the history of (or life in) California. The museum’s exhibits are from the 19th century to the present and are in a range of styles.
Orange County Museum of Art
(Free admission every Friday)
The Orange County Museum of Art also focuses on art from California, but its works are more modern (from the early 20th century to now). The museum also hosts many traveling exhibits: over the years, it has been home to exhibits about Surrealism, Impressionism, Expressionism, and more.
All photos are from the museum Facebook pages.