The Hollywood Bowl is a Los Angeles icon. Known for producing some of the best concerts ever to grace the streets of Hollywood, the Hollywood Bowl has amassed a music history large enough to encompass a world-class museum – and that’s just what the Hollywood Bowl Museum is; a world-class introspective into Rock and Roll history.
Long known for being a venue which proudly plays all types of music, the Hollywood Bowl is a place which honors all avenues of composition and in this way has earned a special place in the hearts of many. If you happen to catch a show in the Hollywood Bowl, you’ll love its open amphitheater experience. The sound naturally emanates up the hill to your seat and there’s nothing like an open-air concert with the eucalyptus trees swaying in the dusk skyline behind you. If there’s no concert, people still enjoy touring the grounds, learning about past events and the history of the Bowl at the Bowl Walk – a series of interpretive panels located strategically around the Bowl.
People often bring blankets and a bottle of wine to complete the experience, but it would be a shame if you didn’t swing by the Hollywood Bowl Museum before the show to get a little musical perspective. Come early to see the current family-friendly interactive exhibits, or really satisfy your thirst for knowledge with the upstairs Resource Center where computer workstations allow you to troll additional archived material.
The Hollywood Bowl Museum is open year round and free to the public and ticket-holders.
Concert Season Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to show time, Sunday: 4:00 p.m. to show time
Off-Season Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturdays by appointment.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 22 – January 1.