• Pasadena Museum of History
  • 470 W. Walnut St.
  • Pasadena, CA 91103
  • United States
  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 - September 02, 2018
  • Dreaming the Universe

    Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California is the Pasadena Museum of History’s newest exhibition running March 3, 2018 through September 2, 2018. This exhibition will explore the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society. Southern California ushered in the Rocket Age in 1936 with the first rocket tests in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco which makes the Pasadena Museum of History a great place to have this exhibition.

    What to Expect

    The exhibition will feature historic artifacts, fine and graphic art, books and collectible memorabilia, and historic photographs in the Museum’s 2,000 foot Kathryn Beynon Foundation Exhibition Hall. Dreaming the Universe will examine visionary creators such as Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler, Frank Kelly Freas, Ray Harryhausen, and Emil Petaja, and the books, art, and media they created. Attention will also be given to the fans of science fiction, individuals such as Forrest Ackerman, as well as fan organizations.

    Exhibition Tickets and Hours

    Tickets are available at the Museum Store.
    General Admission – $7
    Students & Seniors – $6
    Museum Members – Free admission for two & Children under 12 are free

    Exhibition hours are Wednesdays through Sundays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and closed on major holidays.

    Curator Led Exhibition Tours – $15 per person, groups of 10-20. Group tours available upon request and are about one hour long. Contact 626-577-1660 ext. 26 or email info@pasadenahistory.org.

    Pasadena Museum of History

    Founded in 1924, the Pasadena Museum of History’s mission is to preserve materials documenting Pasadena’s history. The museum is located on the grounds of the Fenyes Estate a Pasadena cultural landmark and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Pasadena Museum of History is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena.  The library and archives include almost one million historic photographs, books, maps, and artifacts; and its art collection includes paintings from well-known plein air painters.

    Public Transportation and Parking

    Complimentary parking is available at the Pasadena Museum History off of Walnut Street. You can also take public transportation via the Metro Gold Line, Pasadena Transit, or by Metro Bike. Visit any of these links for the best route.

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