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Anaheim, CA 92802
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Arts & Museums
Anaheim Museum was built in 1908, it served as a public library. However in 1987, after extensive renovations it was re-opened as a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Anaheim Museum showcases the legacy and culture of Anaheim and the Orange County.
Housed in the only remaining Carnegie Library building in Orange County, this museum deals both with the rich cultural history of Anaheim and of the world. The volunteers who work there value educating the younger generation about their fine city, which was founded in the mid-1850s by German winemakers who wanted to sell their product to citizens of Los Angeles. Muzeo also features rotating strange and wonderful exhibits that make this a truly fascinating museum.
Imaginations turn, twist and fly through 120 exciting hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube Orange County, which used to be named Discovery Science Center, in Santa Ana. Experience science in the museum's themed areas including Quake Zone, Techno Arts, Discovery Stadium, Perception, Dynamic Earth, Air & Space, Kids Station and Dino Quest. Challenge your family to Virtual Volleyball, make music on a Laser Beam Harp, experience tremors in our Shake Shack, dance across a Musical Floor, lie on a Bed of Nails and more! Also check out Dino Quest – the world's first interactive Dinosaur Adventure.
Founded in 1932, this is likely the best all-around museum in Orange County. The complex has particularly come into its own since its re-opening in 1992 with expanded and improved exhibition spaces. Created with funds donated by Charles Bowers, the complex was built in the style of the California Missions, and is adorned with murals honoring that motif. Originally intended by Mr. Bowers to focus on local history, the museum has since enlarged its focus to incorporate artifacts from the cultures of Southeast Asia, Oceania, Mexico and Native America.
Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum is named so because it belonged to Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle, who was one of the first female physicians in the entire county till she died in 1924. Built by Stoughton and George in 1889, the Late Victorian Queen Anne style house now operates as Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum by the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society in honor of the original owner. It open for tours on the first Saturday of every other month, starting from February.
This museum is located in southern California's oldest courthouse, which was built in 1901 in the Romanesque Revival style. It is home to rotating exhibits about local history. Much of the building has been restored to its original state, including the original early 20th century courtroom and judge's chamber that are open to the public.
Located in historic downtown Santa Ana, Nomadic Image is far from traditional. The gallery endlessly reinvents itself with a new show every two months. Past themes include Mardi Gras and red-light districts, and they have also hosted events dedicated solely to images by point-and-shoot cameras. The space takes on a new look that is unique to each show; the walls have been black, red, covered in newspapers or adorned with chain link fencing. The ceiling has also taken on various guises, sometimes composed entirely of exposed pipes and sometimes swathed in fabric. Nomadic Image is supported by an eclectic group of photographers who take more pride in creativity than marketing. Each image, from its content and technique to its presentation, is meant to invoke thought and appreciation. The best time to visit the gallery is during the Santa Ana Art Walk, which takes place on the first Saturday evening of each month.
In collaboration with the city of Santa Ana, the Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton features exhibits and performances by established and emerging artists. The complex consists of live/work studios for graduate students, in addition to art galleries and a theater for performance art.
The Orange County Center For Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is run entirely by artists and showcases art by both emerging and established artists. The emphasis is on local artists. It also features lectures on various subjects, performance art and musical concerts, and participates in public outreach programs that are committed to cultural diversity. The main purpose is the pursuit of freedom of expression in the arts and to provide a forum to explore and develop ideas in contemporary art.
Magoski Arts Colony is a collective of artists that bring together a wide range of work in this remarkable gallery. The artwork is unique and the style changes from artist to artist, ensuring you'll find a painting that perfectly matches your taste. Take a look around and you may find an affordable piece of art from an up-and-coming artist. Magoski Arts Colonyis open during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk or you can schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Featuring rotating collections of fine art, this museum is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. There are plenty of interesting exhibits, and many often go beyond your basic art into the realms of science and children's exhibits. You can make a night of it, too, if you are there for the beer garden and crafts exhibit. This is fun and educational entertainment for the whole family. General admission is $4, senior citizens & students with a valid ID card $3, and children aged 6 to 12 $1. Children under the age of 6 are allowed in for free. All admissions are $2 on the first Thursday of evey month from 4p-8p.
Located in Santa Ana, the Heritage Museum of Orange County is 12 acre (4 hectares) complex that features a museum, historic buildings, manicured gardens and citrus grove. Promoting and preserving the history and culture of Orange County, the museum offers unique, educational hands-on programs for both students and visitors. Public tours, fundraisers and themed events such as tea parties and more are offered throughout the year. This beautiful site is also rented out for weddings.