Pasadena Museums & History

Pasadena Museums & HistoryPasadena is home to more than a few of the most celebrated cultural museums in the nation. Whether your interests are educational or inspirational, our list makes sure you get to explore the city’s art, history and culture at some of the best museums in the state of California.

Kidspace Children’s Museum
Discover a playground for young imaginations at Kidspace Children’s Museum. Kids have so many activities and things to learn, see and do. WOW. Minds young and old are engaged and amazed at more than 25 interactive exhibits that encourage and inspire creativity, exploration and tons of fun.

Address: 480 N Arroyo Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103 - MAP
Phone: (626) 449-9144
Web: www.kidspacemuseum.org

Pacific Asia Museum
Explore the Pacific Asia Museum to learn about the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum is a landmark building with a garden and exhibitions reflecting the community’s passion towards the advancement of intercultural understandings through the display of more than 15,000 pieces of cultural art.

Address: 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 - MAP
Phone: (626) 449-2742
Web: www.pacificasiamuseum.org

Norton Simon Museum
Mingle with Monet at the Norton Simon Museum. Mr. Simon was a highly successful businessman with a remarkable eye for art. Today visitors from all over the world enjoy viewing one of the most significant private collections of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and sculptures from the 14th to the 20th century.

Address: 411 W Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103 - MAP
Phone: (626) 449-6840
Web: www.nortonsimon.org

Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pop into the Pasadena Museum of California Art to see modern art through the eyes of California artists. The museum subscribes to traveling exhibits over permanent collections. Past exhibitions have included Getting Upper: Graphic Designers and Artists Reconsider the Alphabet. You just might be inspired to become an artist today!

Address: 490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 - MAP
Phone: (626) 568-3665
Web: www.pmcaonline.org

Pasadena Museum of History
The Pasadena Museum of History is situated on the lush grounds of the Fenyes Mansion located on the city’s famed Millionaires Row. The museum itself is small and filled with local historical artifacts and invites visitors to stroll through the mansion, the Finnish Folk Art Museum and the grounds spectacular gardens.

Address: 470 W Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 - MAP
Phone: (626) 577-1660
Web: www.pasadenahistory.org

The Gamble House
Enter the magnificent American Arts and Craft style home owned by David and Mary Gamble of the world-renowned Procter and Gamble Company. Today, the home is owned by the city of Pasadena and welcomes visitors inside the National Historic Landmark to see its stunning architecture and original furnishings.

Address: 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103 - MAP
Phone: (626) 793-3334
Web: www.gamblehouse.org