Museums in the News

Museum news from around the web!

A Hoppin' Good Time: Inside California's Creepy New Bunny Museum

By Amy Lombard, Broadly, April 16, 2017


Pay-What-You-Wish Sundays

By Comstock’s Magazine, April 16, 2017


36-Year-Old Polar Bear at San Francisco Zoo Dies

By Brenden Weber, NBC Bay Area, April 14, 2017


Bringing respect to the craft artist: How one small museum does it, page by page

By Jessica Gelt, The Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2017


Garcia bill would help the less fortunate enjoy the benefits of California museums

By The Desert Sun, April 13, 2017


Los Angeles is getting its very own museum dedicated to Ice Cream

By Larry Heath, AU Broad, April 13, 2017


Essential Arts & Culture: LACMA's new look, protests at MOCA, celebrating a California composer

By Carolina A. Miranda, The Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2017

In Our Cities: The California African American Museum Redefines Black History in Los Angeles

By Mariel Turner, Ebony, April 6, 2017


"Planes of Fame" Show Faces Possible Shutdown

By Mary Grady, AV Web, April 6, 2017


Slash to Broadcast Los Angeles Zoo Performance in Virtual Reality: Exclusive

By Andy Gensler, Billboard, April 6, 2017

Besties: Community: Historical society is favorite nonprofit

By Seth Hemmelgarn, The Bay Area Reporter, April 6, 2017


Game of Thrones creator to speak at UCSD science center

By Gary Robbins, The San Diego Union Tribune, April 5, 2017


Culture Report: San Diego’s Art and Science Scenes Are Starting to Collaborate

By Kinsee Morlan, Voice of San Diego, April 4, 2017

Grand 'Hoppenin'': New Bunny Museum

By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles, March 20, 2017

New details emerge for L.A.’s Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

By Antonio Pacheco, The Architects Newspaper, March 17, 2017

Comic-Con Museum to open in Balboa Park

By Roger Showley, San Diego Union Tribune, March 16, 2017

Computer History Museum's Center for Software History Hosts Multidisciplinary Software Conference

By Marketwired, Yahoo News, March 16, 2017

Group wants to make Kitty Hawk into museum

By Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun, March 15, 2017

Newport council affirms decision to revoke approval of Museum House

By Hillary Davis, The Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2017

‘Mila’ The African Elephant Found Dead at San Diego Zoo

By Monica Garske, NBC San Diego, March 14, 2017

Free Library Program Offers Free Museum Passes

By Perry Smith, KHTS AM 1220, March 14, 2017

Heavy Rains Damage, Temporarily Close Long Beach Historical Society

By Jenny Gov, Gazettes, March 11, 2017

Farewell, Adhama: LA Zoo's Hippo Leaving for Dallas

By Heather Navarro, NBC Los Angeles, March 10, 2017

Kimpton Hotel Announced for Museum Place in San Jose, California

By Hotel News Resource, March 9, 2017

Judge denies OCMA's request to prevent final council vote revoking Museum House approval

By Bradley Zint, The Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2017

Consensus reached on future location of Dionne home

By Stu Campaigne, Bay Today, March 7, 2017

Cheap jeans, free museums, free camping, Oscar deal, free Red Robin
By Marla Jo Fisher, The OC Registrar, January 22, 2017

Hitchhiking baby raccoons find temporary home at the Oakland Zoo
By ABC 7News, January 19, 2017

California Capitol trees honoring Civil War veterans toppled
By Rich Pedroncelli, The Daily Progress, January 19, 2017

What’s Cool in California Is Up for Grabs
By Staff, The Indy, January 19, 2017

Despite Critics, Museum of Tolerance Founder Rabbi Marvin Hier Honored to Speak at Inauguration
By Patch Staff, SoCal Patch, January 19, 2017

LA To Host $1 Billion George Lucas Museum
By Sarah Harley, KKLZ, January 19, 2017

Railroad Museum to Host Special Story Time with KCRA Meteorologist Tamara Berg
By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, The Sacramento Press, January 18, 2017

32 Museums in Southern California will be free on Jan. 29
By Staff,, January 16, 2017

San Diego Air and Space Museum Mourns the Passing of Gene Cernan
By Aviation Pros, January 16, 2017

CALM looking for volunteers for its docent and rehabilitation programs
By Alan Prock, Kern Golden Empire, January 13, 2017

Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants
By Kerry Klein, NPR, January 11, 2017

Art museum sues in attempt to halt petition challenging Museum House condo tower
By Bradley Zint, The Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2017

Legendary White Elephant Sale Returns March 4 &5 With Preview on Jan. 29
By NBC Bay Area, January 10, 2017

Chaffee Zoo nears 1 million visitors in 2016, says more projects to come
By Cresencio Rodriquez-Delgado, The Fresno Bee, January 10, 2017

Motown Artists Celebrate The Expansion Project
By Larry Buford, Community Voices Online, January 9, 2017

Sea otter healed by Monterey Bay Aquarium returns to the wild
By KSBW8, December 23, 2016

Railroad Museum invites interested volunteers to open house

By Village Life, December 21, 2016

Sacramento Zoo Giraffe Getting Help Through Technology

By CBS Sacramento, December 21, 2016

J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Rare First-Century Carved Gem

By Jamie Wilkins (Patch Staff), Patch Palisades, December 20, 2016

Mysterious ghost shark captured on camera for the first time

By Washington Post, Mercury News, December 17, 2016

Palm Springs Air Museum expands with new 20,000 square foot hangar

By Lauren Coronado, News Channel 3, December 15, 2016

Zoo authority agrees to pay final bill to contractor for Africa project

By Marc Benjamin, Fresno Bee, December 14, 2016

ArtCenter Earns National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Inspire Next Gen Mobility Designers

By ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena News NOW, December 14, 2016

Rancho Los Cerritos Receives Grant From California Cultural And Historical Endowment To Build 1930s-Style Cottage

By Editor, Everything Long Beach, December 14, 2016

The Bakersfield Fire Department donates firefighting hoselines to California Area Living Museum

By Zuriel Loving, Turnto23, December 14, 2016

Museum House asks Board of Supervisors to investigate opposition group lawyer

By Louis Casiano, The Orange County Registrar, December 13, 2016

Three Rivers Historical Society Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Sarah Elliot, The Kaweah Commonwealth, December 12, 2016


Auto Museum introduces new interactive programs and enhancements

By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, Village Life, December 11, 2016


Irvine Co. sues Museum House developer for unlawfully petitioning on company property

By Louis Casiano Jr., OC Register, December 10, 2016


'We're all hurting': Mourners gather at Oakland museum to remember victims of Ghost Ship fire

By Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times, December 9, 2016


Sacramento’s Powerhouse Science Center should aim for the stars

By Rob Turner, Sactown Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, December 9, 2016


San Diego Air & Space Museum Mourns the Loss of John Glenn

By Aviation Pros, December 9, 2016


Jodie Sweetin: 'Full House home will become a museum'

By Xpose, December 9, 2016


A Van Gogh Masterpiece to Visit Pasadena

By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles, December 9, 2016


Kenny Slaught - Endorses the Santa Barbara's Museum of Art's 'The Imagine More' Campaign

By Accesswire, Sports, December 5, 2016


With a place to build, Valley Children’s Museum focusing on fundraising

By Sam Richards, East Bay Times, December 3, 2016


Around Pleasanton: Museum on Main’s innovations drive its success

By Amy Moellering, East Bay Times, December 3, 2016


'Pop-Up' Museum to Open at Dodger Stadium

By Patch Staff, Beverly Hills Patch, December 1, 2016


Museum House condo tower gets Newport council approval

By Bradley Zint, Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2016


'This Was a Hate Crime': Museum Executive Director

By Candice Nguyen, NBC Los Angeles, November 29, 2016


Museum Targeted With Anti-Immigrant Message: ‘Go Back To Your Country’

By Carol Nisar, Carbonated, November 29, 2016

The L.A. Zoo is celebrating 50 years with cake, music and treats for the animals

By Laura J. Nelson, The Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2016


Guess Co-Founder Maurice Marciano is Opening LA’s Newest Museum

By Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2016

County Supervisors Envision Lucas Museum at Expo Park

By Sentinel News Service, Los Angeles Sentinel, November 23, 2016


Grant sets table for Old Mint restoration

By Sara Gaiser, SF Bay News, November 22, 2016


Napa County Historical Society opens offices at Tulocay Cemetery

By J.L. Sousa, Napa Valley Register, November 19, 2016


LeBron James Donates $2.5M to Muhammad Ali Exhibit

By Lexie Schapitl, NBC Los Angeles, November 17, 2016


New UC Davis art museum welcomes thousands

By Dave Jones and Cody Kitaura, UC Davis, November 16, 2016


White House Honoring Two Bay Area Groups for Work with Youth

By Cy Musiker, KQED, November 14, 2016

Council close to firing up Balboa Park revamp project

By Julie Stalmer, San Diego Reader, November 13, 2016


Anonymous Donor Inspires $1 Million For California Aerospace Museum

By Lisa Meadows, CBS Sacramento, November 11, 2016


George Takei is giving 70 years of his belongings to a museum. Here's a sneak peek

By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, November 11, 2016


UC Davis’ Shrem Museum opens with focus on education

By Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, November 11, 2016


Gary Kramer opens Gary Kramer Guitar Cellars—Wine Tasting and Olive Oil Tasting, and an Incredible Museum of Rare and One-Off Guitars

By Gary Kramer Guitar Cellars, Globe Newswire, November 11, 2016


George Lucas museum: Los Angeles challenges San Francisco

By Susan Abram, The Mercury News, November 10, 2016


California's Reagan Library celebrates 25th anniversary

By The Tribune, November 5, 2016


Irvine Museum will donate its entire collection to UC Irvine for new arts complex

By Anotonie Boessenkool, The Orange County Register, November 4, 2016


Mayor Calls For Change To L.A. Zoo’s Emergency Response Policy After CBS2 Investigation

By CBS Los Angeles, November 4, 2016


San Mateo Woman Hopes Long-Hidden Trove Of Dorothea Lange Photos Will Help Put Small Peninsula Museum On The Map

By Garvin Thomas, NBC Bay Area, November 4, 2016


Monterey Bay Aquarium digs in for battle of the bags

By Aylin Woodward, Bay Area News Group, Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 4, 2016


Emergency Response To Choking Toddler At LA Zoo Raises Protocol Questions

By CBS Los Angeles, November 3, 2016


The Cartoon Art Museum Moving to Waterfront Tourist Area

By Patch Staff, California Patch, November 3, 2016


Council approves funds for Center Building repairs

By Nathan Duckworth, Patterson, November 3, 2016


New museum exhibit casts eye on Buck family legacy

By Richard Bammer, The Reporter, November 2, 2016

Freebies to Honor Veterans in November

By Rocklin & Roseville Today, October 31, 2016


Third Time a Charm for George Lucas Museum?

By Veronica Grecu, Commercial Property Executive, October 31, 2016


Artist Shreethar opens Click Art Museum in US

By The Times of India, October 31, 2016


Concern raised over new name of Nixon library theater

By Associated Press, SALON, October 28, 2016


Railroad Museum Re-Opens Old Sac Passenger Station

By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, Sacramento Press, October 28, 2016


More Than 70 California Institutions to Participate in 2017 Pacific Standard Time

By Art Forum, October 28, 2016


Prince’s Paisley Park Reopens As Museum

By CBS DFW, October 28, 2016


Planning Commission Approves Museum House

By Sara Hall, Newport Beach Indy, October 28, 2016


Oakland Zoo Helping Restore Puerto Rico's Crested Toad Population

By Staff, NBC Bay Area, October 27, 2016


UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology to open renovated gallery in spring

By Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, The Daily Californian, October w4, 2016


Vacaville science museum opens its doors

By Kimberly K. Fu, The Reporter, October 21, 2016


New African-American Museum 'sold out' through March 2017

By Heather Long, KSAT ABC, October 21, 2016


History museum planned for Redlands has a new name, logo

By Kristina Hernandez, The Sun, October 21, 2016


GLBT Historical Society to digitize B.A.R. archive

By Sari Staver, Bay Area Reporter, October 20, 2016


The Main Museum is opening this month—for a 'beta' launch

By Brittany Martin, Time Out Los Angeles, October 19, 2016


Martinez Museum Reopens

By Donna Beth Weilenman, Martinez News-Gazette, October 19, 2016


MCASD Announces $75 Million La Jolla Museum Expansion Project

By Patch Staff, La Jolla PATCH, October 19, 2016

Hop to the Bunny Museum Empty Museum Party

By STAFF, Pasadena Now, October 17, 2016


Museum readies county for Great ShakeOut

By Hector Hernandez Jr, Highland News, October 17, 2016

Roundhouse Aquarium fundraiser planned to offset decline in donations

By Daniella Segura, The Daily Breeze, October, 14, 2016


Tour the New Nixon Library and Museum With Richard Nixon's Grandson

By Lesley Messer, ABC News, October, 14, 2016


Air & Space Museum Seeks ‘Flying Car’ Designs in Student Contest

By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, October 14, 2016


Pixar Secrets Revealed at California Science Center Exhibit

By Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, October, 13, 2016


Alexandria Real Estate Equities Buys Torrey Ridge Science Center in San Diego for $182.5M

By John Nelson, ReBusiness Online, October 13, 2016


University of Southern California’s Fischer Museum of Art Receives Gift of 700 Works

By Art Forum, October 13, 2016


San Diego Air & Space Museum Receives Museums for America Grant

By Aviation Pros, October 12, 2016


Four shows kick off opening of new UCD museum

By Richard Bammer, The Reporter, October 10, 2016


UC Riverside ARTSblock Receives Nearly $200,000 Gift of Art

By Mojgan Sherkat, UCR Today, October 10, 2016


Autry Museum Transformation Looks at ‘California Continued’

By Dyanne Weiss, The Guardian, October 9, 2016


Atascadero Historical Society announces plans for ‘Colony Heritage Center’

By News Staff, A-Town Daily News, October 8, 2016


Production benefits Riverfront, Shasta Historical Society

By David Benda, Record Searchlight, October 6, 2016


Filipino-American museum to open in California  

By GMA News, October 6, 2016


Crocker Art Museum wants Stockton residents to see ‘Stockton’ for free

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, October 5, 2016


Train museum opens in Fullerton

By Brian Whitehead, The Orange County Register, October 4, 2016