The Hollywood Bowl Museum is a celebration of one of Los Angeles' most historic landmarks - a venue that has played a major role in music and entertainment, and has helped shape the careers of some of the most famous performers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Museum opened in 1984 in what was originally the Tea Room. It was completely rebuilt as the Edmund D. Edelman Hollywood Bowl Museum in 1996 to provide a historical context for this iconic venue.
Visit the Museum
Located at the bottom of Peppertree Lane, the Hollywood Bowl Museum is the first building visitors see upon entering the grounds from Highland Avenue.
FREE all year
(Mid–September through June, exact dates variable by season)
Tuesday–Friday: 10AM - 5PM
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
(June–September, exact dates variable by season)
Tuesday–Friday: 10AM - show time Saturday-Monday: 4 hours prior to show time
Please be advised that touring the Bowl may be closed on specific days. If guests intend to visit the museum and wish to include this in their itinerary, we recommend that they contact either the museum directly or our Audience Services team for further information.
The multi-level museum boasts unique, in-depth exhibitions for both first time visitors and returning Hollywood Bowl enthusiasts to enjoy collections of historical media and artifacts from the archives. The main floor of the museum houses the permanent exhibition, Hollywood Bowl: Music For Everyone, while the second floor is home to rotating exhibitions related to specific eras and events from the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year institutional history.
Bowl Walk with Printable Map
The Bowl Walk is a fun, self-guided tour for visitors of all ages. It features 10 photographic displays throughout the property, presenting information on the cultural events, history, natural environment, and architecture of the Hollywood Bowl, a Los Angeles historic landmark. The walk is a great option for the visitors who enjoy self-led tours, or who are visiting the Bowl on days the Museum is closed.
The Hollywood Bowl is the first amphitheater in California to be certified as an Audubon Society Cooperative Sanctuary for its efforts to conserve resources and promote conservation. To learn more about the Hollywood Bowl's Green Initiatives click here.
First 100 Years Podcast and Walking Tour
Created to celebrate the Hollywood Bowl's 100th anniversary, First 100 Years is a 10-episode podcast series telling the story about the Bowl in relation to a specific location from the 88-acre campus, from Highland Avenue to the back benches, from 1922 to today.
Written and hosted by the author of a book by the same name, Derek Traub, the podcast series shares never-before-told and long-since-forgotten stories drawn from dozens of oral history interviews and thousands of documents from the Bowl’s archive and historical collections across Southern California.
Enjoy photos from the LA Phil’s archive via the website, or listen in-person at the Bowl to enjoy the series as a self-guided audio walking tour. Each of the ten episodes is tied to a specific location on the Bowl’s campus.