Current Exhibits at Bowers Museum: Knights in Armor, African Twilight, and Kings, Queens and Castles

Current Exhibits at Bowers Museum: Knights in Armor, African Twilight, and Kings, Queens and Castles

African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies – Now Through January 6, 2019

Artists Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher celebrate African artistry and creativity through stunning photographs and films from their work over the last 15 years. This magnificent exhibition captures the vast cultural diversity of more than 45 African countries, sharing initiation ceremonies, courtship rituals, intimate healing practices and other traditions.  

Knights in Armor – Now Through Jan 13, 2019

Travel back in time to the Medieval and Renaissance ages and experience the complexity, beauty, and craftsmanship of knighthood. Learn about the code of chivalry to the arms and armor used in tournaments and jousting. The latest collection includes over 100 pieces of armor with full suits, helmets, corselets, shields, swords, paintings and 2 horses in full guard up.  

Kings, Queens, and Castles – Now Through February 18, 2019

Opening in conjunction to Knights in Armor, the Kidseum installation will feature a children’s life-size chess exhibit that brings the game to life while providing understandings of basic chess strategy. Visitors will be greeted with an array of interactive activities such as a sword-in-the-stone photo station, designing and building shields to become a knight, and a ‘Knight’s Quest’ scavenger hunt. 

Not in a Rush? These exhibits are available year-round!

Promotions and Discounts:

Santa Ana Sundays

Free admission to Santa Ana residents on Sundays. Proof of ID and residency required.

Other Ways to Visit:

Tours:

Kidseum:

If you go:

General Admission:

Address: 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Phone: (714) 567-3600

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10AM to 4PM

Admission: Adult tickets are $13 on weekdays and $15 on weekends; seniors and students are $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends; children (12 and under) are free

Knights in Armor:

Admission: Adult tickets are $23 on weekdays and $25 on weekends; seniors and students are $20 on weekdays and $22 on weekends; children (12 and under) are $5

Kidseum:

Hours: Saturday/Sunday: 10AM to 4PM

Admission: Adults are $8; ages 3 and up are $8; under 3 free