EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS AT A GLANCE (see below for more detailed information)

June 4 Discovery Day: Roadster Placemats
June 18 NEW EXHIBIT- Scooters: Size Doesn't Always Matter
June 28 Curator's Tour: Motor Scooters: Size Doesn't Always Matter
June 4 Discovery Day: Scooter Spinners
July 9 Scooters and Supercars Day
July 18-29 Culture, Craft, & Cars Summer Camp
August 6 Discovery Day: Automotive Bookmarks
September 3 Discovery Day: Race Car Design
October 1 Discovery Day: Halloween Special! AutoBingo and Treats
November 5 Discovery Day: Turkey Crafts
December 3 Petersen Garage Sale and Swap Meet
December 3 CARnival Family Fun Day

SCOOTERS: Size Doesn't Always Matter
Opens Saturday, June 18, 2011
Gordon R. Howard Gallery
With today's high fuel prices, growing traffic congestion, and environmental consciousness, people are looking for easier, cheaper and cleaner ways to get where they are going. The diminutive scooter has been popular for generations in other countries, yet until recently has remained but a footnote in American transportation culture. This exhibit will explore different types of scooters from around the world, how and why they differ, and the culture that surrounds them.

Car Activities & L.A. BookPALS
First Saturday of every month, 1-4pm
Join us on the first Saturday of each month for arts and crafts, and at 2:30pm, actors from L.A. BookPALS read stories. The program is included in Museum general admission. Call 323-964-6308 for more information. Future topics include:

June 4, 2011, Roadster Placemats
Eat your next meal on your very own roadmap or car-crazy creation!

July 2, 2011, Scooter Spinners
Make your own pinwheel scooter to remind you of our new Scooters exhibit!

August 6, 2011 On Your Marks...
Get set, GO! Make automotive bookmarks and be ready for school!

September 3, 2011 Race Car Designs
Show off your wacky personality by drawing on a mini race car!

October 1, 2011 Halloween Special! AutoBingo & Treats
Join us for some fiendish fun as we play Automotive Bingo!

November 5, 2011 Turkey Crafts
Thanksgiving will be turkey-ful with these turkey crafts!

December 3, 2011 CARnival
Join us for many fun activities in our 5th annual CARnival Family Fun Day! CURATOR'S TOUR - SCOOTERS

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
7:30 p.m. Gordon R. Howard Gallery
Join Petersen Automotive Museum Curator Leslie Kendall as he guides you through Scooters to explore the unique two-wheeled vehicles that have spawned cult-like followings in some countries and mobilized others. Reservations recommended for all programs. Call 323-964-6347, email cdrescher@petersen.org for more information or to RSVP.

Saturday, July 9, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 3rd Level Petersen Parking Structure
In conjunction with its summer feature exhibitions "Supercars: When Too Much Is Almost Enough" (3/5/11-10/16/11) and "Scooters" (6/18/11-2/5/12), the Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting Scooters and Supercars Day. The highlight of Scooters and Supercars Day will be the public super car and scooter show. Only at the Petersen will you see vehicles by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Vespa, and Honda all proudly parked next to one another! Technical how-to sessions with Griot's Garage car care products throughout the day will have you polishing your vehicle of choice like never before.

Car show pre-registration is only $15 per vehicle ($10 for Petersen members), a great weekend activity for your car or scooter club! Registration provides free admission for two (2) to the Petersen Automotive Museum on Saturday, July 9, 2011, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All programs are open to museum visitors with paid admission on July 9. For more information or to register your car or scooter contact Clayton at 323-964-6347 or cdrescher@petersen.org. For information on vendor spaces, contact Chris at 323-964-6320 or cbrown@petersen.org.

For ages 6-12
Week 1: July 18-22
Week 2: July 25-29
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee per week: $265/$240 CAFAM & PAM Members if you register before May 31 $275/$250 CAFAM & PAM Members beginning June 1

Whether you're a budding artist, young inventor, or mechanic-in-the-making the Culture, Craft, & Cars Summer Camp is for you! Curious kids can exercise their minds and bodies with fun projects that develop their skills in art, design, mechanics, and creativity! We'll explore the Miracle Mile neighborhood and campers will have a unique opportunity to examine the world through hands-on projects. Choose both weeks of learning and exploration or just one. A morning snack will be provided, and campers should bring a sack lunch each day of camp. Drop off and pick up will be at the Petersen each day. Class size is kept small to ensure personal attention and development. Spaces are limited so sign up for this special summer adventure soon! ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information or to register, please call or email Lorianne. Contact Phone: 323-964-6308 Contact Email: lsalazar@petersen.org

Saturday, December 3, 2010, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Petersen Museum Parking Structure
Now is your chance to buy some of the vehicles, props, parts, store products and duplicate literature that is no longer needed here at the Museum. Museum members will also have booths set up to sell items and vehicles from their personal collections as well. Find that missing part for your exotic, classic, or muscle car or motorcycle, buy a Christmas gift for the auto enthusiast in your life, or purchase a restoration project, or drive home in the car of your dreams! While you are here, learn how to properly detail your car at the Griot's Garage car care seminars going on all day! Griot's garage is the Official Car Care Product Provider of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Through November 6, 2011
Art Wall
Born and raised in San Fernando, California, Tom Fritz's vivid childhood recollections of the motorcycle and automotive cultures that were prevalent in Southern California during the 60's and 70's are a part of the power that shaped the artist he would become. Tom was a designer and illustrator for major corporations including Northrop Grumman and Petersen Publishing. Today, he paints out of his studio in Ventura County, California. As a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, Tom has been honored with the coveted Peter Helck Award (Best of Show) at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as well as being the recipient of several Awards of Excellence at the Meadow Brook Concours. On view May 7, 2011 through November 6, 2011.

Open through October 16, 2011
Grand Salon
Supercars have existed since the first decade of the twentieth century and while their mechanical and design specifications have evolved from era to era, they have always had in common immensely powerful engines, minimal passenger carrying capacity, adventurous mechanical specifications, and a commanding presence. Like supermarkets, supermodels, and supercomputers, supercars represent an extreme. More than mere transportation, they offer a bold and extroverted means to express oneself.

The Southern California Automotive Design Studio, Presented in Cooperation with Art Center College of Design

Ongoing Exhibit
Visitors will see a comparison of a 1930's studio with a modern-day studio with various examples of the creative process in 2-D and 3-D form from different points in California's rich automotive history. Design demonstrations by Art Center students will occur in the exhibit on the second and fourth Sunday of every month from approximately 10am-3pm.

The Hot Wheels Hall of Fame at the Petersen Automotive Museum, features Hot Wheels(r) full-size and die-cast cars, original models, wooden patterns, injection molds and drawings of original vehicle designs.

From the highly styled 1963 Chrysler Turbine to the General Motors EV1, automobiles equipped with innovative propulsion systems are presented to illustrate the growth of alternative vehicle technology.

Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
The May Family Discovery Center is an interactive learning center that teaches basic scientific principles using the fundamental elements of the car.


SPECIAL EVENTS AND FILMING - Please call (323) 964-6348 or visit www.petersenevents.org to host your event or shoot film at one of LA's most exciting venues!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - The Museum offers a wonderful venue for children's birthday parties. Party guests can enjoy all three floors of the museum including the May Family Discovery Center. For more information or to book your party, call 323-964-6373.

SCHOOL TOURS- Taking a field trip to the Pete is an excellent way to teach your students about the history of Los Angeles and its intertwined relationship with the automobile. Students learn basic scientific principles and their applications as they explore hands-on activities in the Discovery Center. School Tours focus on history/social science, visual arts, and science & technology. Call (323) 964-6358 for information and reservations.

GROUP TOURS - A docent-led tour is available to groups of ten or more. - (323) 964-6346.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Come and be a part of the Petersen's "Pit Crew". For an application or more information call - (323) 964-6358, email volunteers@petersen.org.

MUSEUM STORE - Excellent souvenirs and gifts for auto enthusiasts (323) 964-6328.