Petersen Automotive Museum

This massive Los Angeles museum is dedicated to car lovers. It celebrates the automobile history, artistry, industry, and culture by displaying numerous vehicles -especially classic ones- and offering educational programs. Before entering the museum, the award-winning exterior represents the speed, movement, and wind gracing of the different eras of automobiles.

Every family member will enjoy their visit, no matter what age they are; As many of the cars on display are famous for being featured in TV Shows or films, so you can either come across the ‘Lightning McQueen’ or a vintage mustang. Every visitor will experience the massive collections that include the first cars in history to dream cars of the future.

Besides the museum’s collection, you will also find 100+ more vehicles on display throughout 25 different galleries available to the public. Of course, the museum has a far more extensive collection, but the rest is kept safe in a basement-level vault. It takes around 1 or 2 hours to go through the whole museum, but you can spend longer if you want to participate in one of their educational programs.

Some of the most well-recognized cars this museum has on display are the 1992 Batmobile from “Batman Returns,” NASCAR Herbie from “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” the Delorean time machine from “Back to the Future,” the 1959 Cadillac Miller-meteor best known as ‘Ecto-1’ from the “Ghostbusters” films.

Petersen Automotive Museum features a power racing cars for children-focused exhibit and the incredible “Bond in Motion” exhibition in the Mullin Family Grand Salon, which displays 30+ vehicles used in the James Bond franchise.

If you visit the Peterson Automotive Museum, it is essential to remember that all of the collections are arranged on all three floors with distinctive themes. The ground floor is focused on the artistry behind car design, which is why it displays more visually striking models. The second floor is focused on engineering and education. And the third floor, on the other hand, is focused on the automotive industry and history. The cars in the vault are not open to the public, so that’s why they’re not on display and are blocked off by some visitors. Only people with a premium ticket can visit this area at the museum.