Places of Interest

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Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 485-8567

The mission of the Museum is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America's diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy, and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans. It strives to become a primary educational resource for the diverse communities of Los Angeles through exhibits and educational programming. FCC families enjoy attending the annual Lantern Festival and other events.

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714.567.3600

The Bowers has developed special partnerships with the Nanjing Museum and the Shanghai Museum to bring outstanding exhibitions of Chinese art and historical artifacts to Southern California. On permanent display is "Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy", an incredible collection that portrays the evolution of Chinese technology, art and culture.

Chinatown - LA
947 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chinatown is a neighborhood rich in history, diversity, and culture. Enjoy elements of Chinese and other Asian cultures, including wonderful food and music. Yearly, Chinatown hosts a lively celebration for the Lunar New Year and a “Taste of Chinatown” event where visitors can sample the area’s wonderful cuisine. It's a great area to explore and experience the many aspects of Chinese culture.

Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 937-4230

The Craft and Folk Art Museum champions cultural understanding by encouraging curiosity about our diverse world through the universal lens of art. The exhibits and programs serve as a catalyst for the exploration of art and ideas that reflect our ever-changing community. The museum is guided by the conviction that its programming should bridge local and global cultures, and inspire a sense of inquiry and creativity within all people.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213 625-0414

Since its inception in 1985, the Japanese American National Museum has chronicled more than 130 years of Japanese American history—from the first Issei generation through the World War II incarceration to the present day.

Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562 590-3100

Explore exhibits, and discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the North Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with, and even touch, the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon. And hand feed lorikeet birds.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 449-2742

Pacific Asia Museum is one of only four institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further cultural awareness and understanding through the arts.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Phone: 626.405.2100

The Chinese garden programs feature a variety of activities ranging from lectures, to festivals for families, and educational workshops. The objective of the programs is to promote and cultivate an understanding of Chinese culture as it relates to gardens.

The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323 644-4200

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens sits on 113 acres in the heart of Griffith Park and boasts an average annual attendance of 1.3 million visitors. Since first opening its doors in 1966, the zoo has grown continuously through the years and presently houses species from every corner of the globe. More than 1,200 animals they live in environments that resemble natural habitats. Many newborn creatures can be seen in the Animal Nursery. Over 78 endangered species are nurtured and preserved there.