The California African American Museum is one of a collection of museums at Exposition Park south of Downtown Los Angeles. The museum opened in 1981 in temporary quarters and moved to its current location in 1984 in time for the Los Angeles Olympics.
The museum's permanent exhibits include the African American Journey West, documenting the journey of Africans from the west coast of Africa to the United States. It includes artifacts demonstrating the art, history and culture of West Africa. Another ongoing exhibit is the Gallery of Discovery, an artists interpretation of the experience of slavery.
The California African American Museum also hosts temporary exhibits from the museum's collection and traveling exhibits.
The museum offers educational and cultural programs throughout the year.
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: (213) 744-7432
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm, closed Mondays
Parking: for a fee at the lot off 39th and Figueroa shared by the California Science Center
Note: Photography is not permitted in the museum.
Museum Store: There is none at the museum, but they have an online shop.
Dining: There are restaurants, fast food and snack bars nearby at the California Science Center and Natural History Museum.
Guide to Additional Attractions at Exposition Park