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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
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Leah S wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Ana, California19 contributions1 helpful vote
We went here with friends and had a great time. This didn't look like an all day activity, but we could've easily stayed longer than we did. I've not been to the restaurant there, but it looked good. Also they do great community events and rotating exhibits. I'm looking forward to seeing the 50 years of Disney exhibit they have going now. In past I also remember knights, and the Terracotta Warriors.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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jodyj2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
Tustin, California21 contributions8 helpful votes
loved the spirits gallery where the artifacts of Oceania are displayed. I enjoyed learning about the indigenous people of the area. I also loved the docent tour of the China gallery. They have had some really good visiting exhibits like the Qua Pao couture exhibit which was fascinating.They are also getting a Disney Archive exhibit which should be great.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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James Weaver wrote a review Feb 2020
Irvine, California1,778 contributions10,850 helpful votes
We went to the Bowers on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon to see the last day of the exhibit of Authur Beaumont. He was the American Navel Artist for many years and during WWII. This was titled “The Art of the Sea”. Many wonderful watercolors capturing the grandeur of the sea. He was given a commission as a lieutenant in 1933. After spending time and and making the friendship of many navel officers, he was invited to sail as a civilian, and capture what he wanted to paint. This lead to his commission. Many exciting battle scenes and of the Polar Regions where he painted out in the open during -70 weather. Leaving this exhibit we saw a few of. The dance numbers being presented for the Lunar New Year Celebration. A terrific afternoon was ours.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sharon B wrote a review Jan 2020
Alta Loma, California65 contributions22 helpful votes
We enjoyed a day at the museum. I especially enjoyed the exhibit called Spirits and Headhunters. It is an extensive look at the natives of New Guinea. The exhibits are well labeled and explain what and why. The gemstone carvings of Van Pelt were also both interesting and beautiful, including a crystal skull. Another interesting exhibit was the tree-sized drums, vertical carved gongs, and funeral poles of the South Pacific Islands. The tiny room housing artifacts from the First Californians (mostly woven bowls, and carved stone bowls) is not accessible by wheelchair. There is a broken lift. When you go to the Missions and Ranchos room, look up at the amazing coffered ceiling. An enjoyable day.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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02corvette wrote a review Jan 2020
Marietta, Georgia1,204 contributions266 helpful votes
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I love, love , love the Bower and when I come to CA, this is my go to place, no matter the reason for coming, even when it was my dtrs wedding week. The exhibits are always stunning and displayed so well. We knew there were carved gems as a special exhibit but the others were even more amazing. If you can only do one museum, this is the one to do!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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