Museum Hours

Bowers Museum is now open! Note: The Museum is open at 50% limited capacity in accordance with recent COVID safety standards. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Click here for other new health and safety precautions to expect during your visit.

Closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Closing at 2 pm on Christmas Eve.

Bowers Museum and Gallery Store  

Tuesday - Sunday
10 am - 4 pm

Tangata Restaurant - Now open!

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 2 pm; Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

Currently closed for renovations. All family programs will continue at the Bowers Museum.

Temporary Exhibition Closure

Ancient Arts of China is temporarily closed through September 5, 2021 while the Bowers proudly hosts Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan in the East West Bank gallery.


Mother's Day Special Offer

Treat mom on her special day with a trip to the Bowers Museum! Enjoy free General Admission and reduced $10 tickets to Inside the Walt Disney Archives for moms and grandmothers!*

Celebrate mom with a full day including High Tea at Tangata Restaurant and shopping in the Gallery Store!

*Advanced ticket reservations for family members strongly advised. Free and reduced admissions for mothers will be issued onsite during check-in. 

Note: Due to high demand and COVID restrictions, Tangata Restaurant will be open for High Tea only on Mother's Day and closed for walk-ins. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

General Admission

General Admission ticket includes access to all current exhibitions except for the specially-ticketed exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic. Please continue to scroll down for tickets to #disneyatbowers.

  Weekdays Weekends
Children Under 12*
*Must be accompanied by paying adult
Free at Bowers Free at Bowers
Adults $13 $15
Seniors (Age 62+) $10 $12
Students (12+) $10 $10

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Accepted Forms of Payment:

Cash, Personal Check, Cashier Check, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover

Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic

Ticket includes access to General Admission exhibits. No reentry into Inside the Walt Disney Archives will be permitted after exiting.

  Weekdays  Weekends
Adults $23 $25
Seniors (Age 62+) & Students (12) $20 $22
** Children (3-11) $5 $5
** Children (Under 3) Free Free
Santa Ana Residents (Sunday Only)    $10
Active Military & NARM member $10 $10
**Must be accompanied by paying adult   

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Special Offer for D23 Gold Members and Southern California Disney Employees:

$5 off one (1) Adult Admission Ticket to Inside The Walt Disney Archive: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic at the Bowers Museum and 10% off purchases at the Bowers Gallery Store* Visit for details.

*Offer valid for D23 Gold Members, Southern California Disney employees, through June 20, 2021 onsite purchases only with valid ID. Limit 1 ticket per Disney employee/D23 Gold member visit, not valid in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. Tickets subject to availability.

Events Calendar

May 2021

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2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

The Bowers Museum

The Bowers is located at the corner of 20th & Main Streets in Santa Ana - one minute from the 5 freeway, (Main St. South exit) and just minutes from the 57, 55 and 22 freeways.


Parking Lots are available directly north and south of the museum for a $6 fee. Nearby metered and timed street parking is also available. Bowers Museum Members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase an Annual Parking Pass for $20.

Public Transportation

The bus line servicing the Bowers Museum and Kidseum is the OCTA bus number 53. Metrolink and Amtrak trains stop at the Anaheim Station (3.5 miles from the museum), and the Santa Ana Station (1.7 miles from the museum).

Free and Discounted Admission

Frontline Healthcare and Emergency Service Workers

As a special thanks to frontline workers during the COVID crisis, Bowers is currently offering free admission to all frontline healthcare and emergency services workers who are directly dealing with COVID in their work. Simply show your badge or business card to the Admissions Desk upon arrival for (1) free entry into the next available time slot, applicable to both General Admission tickets and Inside the Walt Disney Archives. Limit (1) ticket per employee per day. Offer valid until further notice.

Santa Ana Sundays

Bowers offers free general admission to all Santa Ana residents on Sundays through a generous donation in memory of Dorothy Goerl and courtesy of the Lockhart Family. Santa Ana residents will need to provide proof of residency through an ID, driver's license or utility bill.

Click here to download a bilingual flyer for Free Santa Ana Sundays

Bowers Museum Members

Enjoy a year of FREE admission to Bowers Permanent Collections and Non-Specially Ticketed Exhibitions. You’ll also enjoy, depending on membership level, 1-2 FREE tickets to Specially Ticketed Exhibitions, Gallery Store discounts, invitations to members' previews, and many other benefits.

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Family Festivals

Thank you to the Nicholas Endowment for sponsoring our Family Festivals on the first Sunday of each month. Admission to the Family Festivals in the Key Courtyard is free. General admission on Festival Sundays to Bowers Museum is free to Santa Ana residents and Bowers Museum members only.

Please note Family Festivals are temporarily being offered virtually. Visit the Bowers at Home portal for details.

Military Discounts

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans enjoyed FREE ADMISSION  to Inside the Walt Disney Archives + Bowers' 7 other permanent exhibitions on Wednesday, November 11 2020.

Additionally, Bowers Museum is pleased to offer free General Admission to all active duty military year round with proof of ID.