Beacon Media Readers ChoicePasadena Museum of History is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley. PMH offers the public changing exhibitions, events and lectures, docent-led tours, school tours, and free access to the Research Library & Archives.

Things to do at Pasadena Museum of History

Free Event saturday, March 3, Noon to 5:00 pm

rocket craft

Grand opening Day

Come discover the exhibition, Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, and Southern California, which ventures into the world of science fiction that was created right here in Southern California. Explore the stories of the writers, artists, and fans who used their talents to help us imagine the future. Kids who land in the Rockets & Flying Saucers craft workshop can create their own space vehicle with Art 2 Go from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. All life forms are invited to the opening, and visitors are encouraged to use their imagination when creating their costume for this otherworldly afternoon. Tickets: Free

NBCUniversal Battlestar Galactica

Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Technology, & Southern California
March 3 - September 2
  Wed - Sun, Noon to 5:00 pm
This upcoming exhibition will explore the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Fenyes Mansion Tours
Fri, Sat, & Sun, 12:15 pm

With its original furnishings and art collection, the Fenyes Mansion - a Pasadena Cultural Heritage landmark - offers a unique glimpse into life on Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row.

photo of La Loma bridge

Research Library & Archives
Thurs - Sun, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

PMH maintains the area’s largest collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel valley.

PAsADENA Museum OF HISTORY Buildings & Grounds