Discover the past, present, and future of Los Angeles during your next meeting. Plan to host an event at one of the city’s renowned museums and educational attractions that double as ultimate unique venues—many of which are located in the heart of LA near the convention center and hotels.
Meet LA Museums
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures celebrates the past, present, and future of moviemaking within its 300,000 total sq. ft of space. The restored and revitalized historic Saban Building features seven floors of expansive exhibition spaces, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, special event spaces, a cafe, and a store. Connected via glass bridges, attendees will find the museum’s new spherical addition featuring the state-of-the-art 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and the rooftop Dolby Family Terrace with panoramic views of Hollywood.
California African American Museum
The California African American Museum (CAAM) exists for the enrichment and education of the cultural heritage and history of African Americans, conserving more than 3,500 objects of art, historical artifacts and memorabilia, and maintains a research library with more than 20,000 books. Renting CAAM for an event includes a 13,000-sq.-ft. grand lobby area for groups of up to 600, a multipurpose 3,000-square-foot conference center with a full kitchen, and more.
California Science Center
Groups can discover fun, hands-on science exhibits, live habitats and animals, and the space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Sitting at 260,000 sq. ft., the venue is available for hosting private meetings and events among its seven breakout rooms.
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
Groups can explore four floors of exciting interactive exhibits in the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live in vibrant downtown LA. Discover over 160 genres of music, experience the evolution of Recorded Sound in our Immersive Room, "Mono to Immersive,” or catch a show at the Clive Davis Theater. The museum’s 8,100 sq. ft. of flexible open space can accommodate groups of up to 400 and features a newly-renovated Terrace with phenomenal 180-degree views of the city—making it an ideal outdoor venue.
The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Garden
Totaling over 9 million sq. ft. and known as one of the world’s great cultural, research, and educational centers, the Huntington is a unique attraction and venue for your group's event. It features a library and three art galleries that contain rare books, and European and American art. Attendees will be surrounded by 16 botanical gardens—including desert, roses & new Chinese Garden—and can visit the gift shop, enjoy a drink in the Tea Room and explore the grounds on guided tours.
Japanese American National Museum
Experience the extraordinary at the internationally-recognized Japanese American National Museum. Located close to the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) and its neighboring hotels, this striking venue offers a dramatic backdrop for a memorable meeting experience.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Located in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the core of LA, explore, tour or host an event at LACMA—the largest art museum in the western United States. The museum’s new building housing the galleries for the permanent collection is slated to complete in 2024. With 16,000 total sq. ft. of space for groups of up to 2,200 and in-house catering service, planning a meeting in a unique venue is easy at LACMA.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 6,800 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource not only provides extensive opportunities for education but a variety of indoor and outdoor settings at two distinct venues to ensure a unique and memorable event for your attendees.
Natural History Museum
At the Natural History Museum, attendees will encounter dinosaurs, experience nature, explore our dioramas, marvel at one of the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world, and learn how much LA has grown to what it’s become today. Looking to host your event here? Choose from two distinct venues—the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park and the museum at La Brea Tar Pits on Miracle Mile.
Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates automotive history, industry, artistry and culture. Inside, visitors will experience collections spanning from the very first automobiles to dream cars of the future. Totaling 300,000 sq. ft., the venue can host up to 4,000 people, offers in-house catering service, and is available for buyout.
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