Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum is rated as the “the world’s greatest automotive museum” and features a collection of over 400 vehicles.

Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute (inspired by the animated film) to enjoy a variety of activities and displays. Kids can paint and personalize virtual cars, trace and color their own Cars character to take home, race toy cars around a racetrack, or build LEGO creations to race against friends. Visitors can even race against Lightning McQueen by checking out a Carspad and building their own virtual car with help from all of the friends in Radiator Springs.

Workshops and special events for kids are scheduled throughout the year – many are included with museum admission, sign up online.

KG Tip: Using the museum collection and various crafts and experiments, Little Sparks Youth Workshops (ages 3-6) will explore the history, science, and art behind the car. The workshop on December 16, 2023, will involve building a gingerbread garage to protect your favorite toy car.



Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2277

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