Los Angeles Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Los Angeles Museums & exhibitions

LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

1. LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

Gain entry into the Medieval Torture Museum in Los Angeles with this attraction ticket. Discover one of the largest torture museums in the United States. Explore the museum with an audio guide and learn about the terrible history of punishment, torture, and executions from humanity's darkest times. Enter the 6,000-square-foot exhibition and get your audio guide from the greeter. Follow the guide's instructions to learn about the hundreds of examples of torture, interrogation, restraint, and execution devices. Explore the museum at your own pace, seeing a variety of grisly instruments of torture and execution from throughout human history. Gain a greater understanding of how the devices worked by viewing the wax sculptures depicting executioners and victims. While you explore the museum, you can also participate in the thrilling Ghost Hunting Experience by downloading the app.

Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

2. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

Explore one of the largest vintage car collections in the world. See a vast array of over 100 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles displayed over three floors and 25 galleries. Admire the artistry and extravagance of iconic vehicles while learning about the engineering behind them. Marvel at Italian Maseratis and Japanese “supercars.” Discover interactive exhibits which will entertain the whole family. Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute inspired by the animated film. Watch as your favorite cars characters explain how the mechanical systems that make cars work. Paint and personalize virtual cars. Race and color your own Cars character to take home. Kids can zoom toy cars around a racetrack. Get behind the wheel of a virtual race car with the Forza Motorsports Experience. Choose one of 8 curated experiences and feel what it’s like to burn rubber on the racetrack.

Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

3. Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

Learn about the Battleship of Presidents and see how sailors lived during your visit to the Battleship IOWA Museum. As you walk onboard you'll be greeted on the quarter deck and be given a safety briefing. Appreciate Iowa’s graceful, narrow lifted bow as you look forward up the sloped deck. Stand in front of turret one to get an up-close and personal look at the barrel of a 16-inch 50 caliber Mark 7. Continue a level above the main deck and see inside the captain’s cabin. Learn about president Franklin D. Roosevelt's custom-built bathtub, the first aboard a USN vessel. It was built for his stay on board because of his inability to take showers due to polio. Next, you'll see The 03 level flag bridge. Hear about the history of the ship and how only IOWA’s 03 level conning tower was armored among the four ships of her class. As you move toward the stern on the 05 level you'll get a closer look at the replicas of the 20mm Phalanx CIWS guns. Continue along the tour route, which will lead you down to a narrow deck behind one of the 5-inch gun mounts. Take a moment to walk around the large fantail when you reach the main deck. The self-guided tour includes free use of the award-winning mobile app and the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt. This application contains a great deal of information that will enhance your experience.

Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Public Vault Tour

4. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Public Vault Tour

The Petersen Automotive Museum is home to one of the largest collections of automobiles in the world. Combine an admission ticket to current exhibits spanning 25 galleries with a guided tour of the famous "Vault", which features over 250 vehicles from the late 1800s to the present day. Exhibits include historic and classic cars, including a 1910 Ford Model T Roadster and the 1981 Delorean "Time Machine" from the iconic film "Back to the Future". With this ticket, you will have access to the main exhibits featuring 25 rooms over 3 floors of automotive history. The various exhibits feature classic and vintage cars spanning 120 years. Enjoy interactive teaching exhibits, providing fun for the whole family. The museum’s central focus is on the history of automobiles and on the Los Angeles car culture as it has evolved over time. The 90-minute "Vault" tour guides you through a special exhibit in the basement of the museum. This exclusive exhibit is where the most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks are kept, which you won’t see anywhere else.  The Vault features over 250 classic automobiles, such as turn-of-the-twentieth-century cars, head-of-state cars, supercars, award-winning hot rods, cars that pushed the boundaries of innovation, and many other surprises.

Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

5. Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

Travel to Italy without a plane ticket with this guided tour of The Getty Villa in Los Angeles. Explore this near replica of a luxurious Roman residence that was uncovered from the ash of Vesuvius in Herculaneum. Choose between a 1-hour and 2.5-hour tour. Meet your guide and begin your walk through time. Learn about ancient Greek and Roman art that spans Explore 4,000 years of ancient art, from the Stone Age to the final days of the Roman Empire. See items like a Roman-era mummy. Make your way to the second floor to uncover temporary exhibitions featuring works of art from museums around the world and Getty's own collections. Take stroll thorugh verdant gardens that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Admire its fountains and exquisite mosaics.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tickets

6. Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tickets

Meet your favorite stars -- past and present -- at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. See over 100 life-sized, lifelike wax figures of famous celebrities. Meet the wax version of movie stars like Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, or Johnny Depp. See details of Stephen Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino. Pose on the red carpet with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Angelina Jolie or perform on stage with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Over 100 figures put you in the action and in the picture with legendary film greats and the pop icons of the present.

Los Angeles: Demystifying Art at the Getty Center

7. Los Angeles: Demystifying Art at the Getty Center

Explore one of Los Angeles' top sights with an art historian on a guided tour. Visit the Getty Center Museum and see works by Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci, and Cezanne. Meet your guide outside the Getty Museum and prepare to journey through time. Before you start your tour, let your guide know if you want to focus on a specific art period or want to see the highlights. Stroll through the impressive art collection, from illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to decorative arts. See paintings from Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Meander through the museum's six buildings with your guide and enjoy magnificent gardens and a panoramic view of Los Angeles. At each section, stop and hear a "peek behind the canvas" from your guide. Learn how each artist impacted history and discover little-known facts about them. As you pass through the Renaissance paintings, learn why so many nudes are featured and how French kings influenced fashion and furniture. Visit the Dutch Masters and learn why they painted so many dead bugs, wilted flowers, and skulls. After you see the highlights of the permanent collection, head to the Decorative Arts Pavilion. Marvel at historical items belonging to the French Kings and Marie Antoinette before finishing your tour.

Los Angeles: Arts District Bike Tour & Urban Adventure

8. Los Angeles: Arts District Bike Tour & Urban Adventure

This easy bike tour is round trip from Grand Central Market, and takes in a part of LA even many locals don't know about. Get an insider’s view of Los Angeles’ most vibrant downtown neighborhood on a bike tour of the Arts District alongside a local guide. Take all the pictures your phone can hold as street art and murals are the stars here. Explore the warehouse walls that international artists flock to. On this 7-mile, flat ride you'll learn about the history of the Arts District neighborhood, future development, and all about the "crews" who claim alley walls with their colorful, multidimensional street art. Visit Hauser and Wirth's museum-caliber gallery and browse works of art in this converted former flour mill. As you stop at fascinating artwork and landmarks your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and the people who have lived here. Finally, arrive back at the Grand Central Market. Your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of the nearest subway station or bus stop. Or feel free to ask them for local recommendations on great places to eat or drink nearby.

Hollywood: Madame Tussauds with Hard Rock Cafe Meal

9. Hollywood: Madame Tussauds with Hard Rock Cafe Meal

Enjoy admission into the world-famous Madame Tussauds on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where you’ll see the stars of stage and screen up close and personal. Go behind the ropes for A-list access and Instagram-worthy photos. Madame Tussauds Hollywood is the only place you can rub shoulders with more than 125 stars from the celebrity worlds of film and television. Skip the line with priority entry and jump right on set with all your favorite A-listers. When you’re done, head to the iconic Hard Rock Cafe for a delicious set meal surrounded by legendary rock and roll memorabilia. By combining your Madame Tussauds ticket and Hard Rock Cafe meal, you save money compared to paying for these experiences separately.

Santa Monica: BODIES 2.0 The Universe Within Exhibit Ticket

10. Santa Monica: BODIES 2.0 The Universe Within Exhibit Ticket

Did you ever wonder how the human body is composed and put together? Have you ever wanted to understand how the conservation process of specimens works? BODIES 2.0 will get you the answers to both of these questions in a surprising, jawdropping and spectacular way. Over 4000 years ago, ancient Egyptians started to preserve the human body, and more than 2000 years ago European civilizations began the dissection of human bodies. This procedure came to be called “anatomy,” which in Greek means to “cut open”. From its early developments in ancient and classical civilizations, anatomy became an important basis of knowledge for medical science. As an entirely new specialty we make the human body explorable through a virtual reality experience that takes you into the inside of a human body for a closer look at your inner self. You will be amazed! All tickets include a free Audio / Video Guide to download.

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The Getty museum is spectacular. The building and location are amazing. And the collection is stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Ellen. She is great. We travelled with three teenagers and they also loved her 2 hour tour and stayed focussed on her great stories for the whole period. Highly recommended!

It was a wonderful tour. Our guide was on time and extremely knowledgeable about the Getty and fine art. She was very patient and answered all of our questions…..would do this again with her if the opportunity comes again.

You spend hours, depending on your time, and enjoy very realistic statues of famous performers from past and present. I had a lot of fun and found the height difference between me and many of them. It was great!

Super experience, photos with the stars, well organised and great fun. Decent value for money given the excellent location. Parking is pricey in the area.

Great place to go if you are a car lover my wife and I enjoyed seeing all the different cars