Petersen Auto Museum to reopen June 19, 2020

One of the world’s largest automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a nonprofit organization specializing in automobile history and related educational programs.

The Petersen Automotive Museum, located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19, 2020, establishing a new schedule of 10am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

Health and safety guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of California and County of Los Angeles will be followed by museum staff to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Staff members and visitors are required to wear protective face coverings, and single-use face masks will be provided to those who do not have one.

Social distancing guidelines of at least 2 metres (six feet) will be enforced with designated entrance and exit signs. There will be designated navigation paths for each exhibit.

The museum will also increase the frequency of routine cleaning, while offering hand sanitizing stations on each floor.

Interactive exhibits including the Forza racing simulators and Discovery Center will remain closed.

Blockbuster exhibits currently on display at the Petersen include “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy,” “Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” and “Building an Electric Future” presented by Volkswagen.

Tickets must be pre-purchased ahead of time on the museum website. For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, visit

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