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Petersen Automotive Museum

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: October 31, 2012, 8:59 PM

Description

The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Covering four floors, the facility features permanent exhibits on the first floor that trace the history of the automobile. Visitors are invited to walk through, not by, exhibits and dioramas and experience settings of early Los Angeles where the world's first shopping district was designed.

The second floor presents five rotating galleries with state-of-the-art displays of racecars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology.

The May Family Discovery Center is located on the third floor. Designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile, the 6,500 square-foot, interactive "hands-on" learning center teaches children basic scientific principles by explaining the fundamental functions of a car.

A spectacular all-glass penthouse conference center, Founder's Lounge and kitchen, comprise the fourth floor, which is available for special events and functions.

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles.

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  • Automotive Collection Tour Guide - Job

    Last updated:
    May 30, 2014
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Description:
    Automotive Collection Tour Guide Position The Petersen Automotive Museum is looking for part-time Tour Guides for its tour program in the 'Vault' collection st...

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Website:
http://www.petersen.org
Government ID number:
95-4739699
Phone:
323-964-6347
Fax:
323-930-6642
Address:
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, US
Date Founded:
2000

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