The largest collection of quality museums in Southern California--and probably on the West Coast--are in communities that border West Adams. (In fact, the two Getty museums are the only major museums in Los Angeles County that are not in close proximity to West Adams.) We have selected 18 of the best of these museums and arranged them by district. Closest are the group just down Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park. Click on each heading below for descriptions, maps, and links to the museum websites.

Exposition Park

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • California Science Center and IMAX Theatre
  • California African-American Museum
  • Rose Garden
  • Aerospace Hall


  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries (Tar Pits)
  • The Southwest Museum at LACMA West
  • Petersen Automotive Museum
  • Craft and Folk Art Museum
  • The Carole and Barry Kay Museum of Miniatures
  • The Korean-American Museum


  • The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
  • The Geffen Contemporary Museum of Art
  • Japanese-American National Museum
  • The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture
  • The Museum of Neon Art
  • Museum of Chinese American History in Los Angeles