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Remodeled Petersen Automotive Museum Set to Re-open December, 2015

Posted in News on October 30, 2015
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The long awaited completion of the Famous Petersen Automotive Museum is almost here with a scheduled grand reopening date of December 5, 2015. After 13-months and $125 million investment the new Petersen museum will still feature some of the worlds most valuable and significant cars with new immersive technology, including the Forza Experience and Pixar Cars Mechanical Institute. The Museum will have 95,000 feet of exhibit space covering three themed floors displaying the history, industry and art of the automobile.

The famous Petersen basement vault is set to re-open for tours in January of 2016 where non-display vehicles are stored, including Mr. Petersen’s Jeep CJ-6 that was used on his ranch. Between the automotive history in the exhibit space, the vault and the iconic building its self, there is plenty of history and awesome stuff to see. “We believe the New Petersen is one of the top automotive experiences in the world.” Said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. While we haven’t seen the new layout, if you’re an automotive fan or a fan of history the Petersen Museum is a must visit location.

The schedule for the grand re-opening is as follows:

December 5, Grand Reopening (4:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
This non-profit event benefits the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation and features a sit down dinner presented by L.A.’s Drago brothers and an auction that will have items including VIP experiences to some of the greatest car event’s in the world. Tickets start at $1,500 for this unique experience.

December 6, Preview Day (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Here you can spend all day wandering through the 25 new galleries while indulging yourself on the rooftop Connor pavilion with an open bar and food served by the Drago brothers. If that’s not incentive enough, Jason Bentley will be providing entertainment and hourly prizes will be given away from Beat’s by Dre, Xbox, Tesla and more. Tickets are $200 and are all inclusive for the day

December 7, 2015 General Admission Begins Again (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
The museum will be back to normal hours where you can spend your day checking out all the awesome automotive history for $15.

If you’ve never been to the Petersen Automotive Museum, or if it’s been several years since you stepped foot inside, the grand re-opening is the time to go and check out the newest additions and the vintage cars, 4x4s, and motorcycles. For more information on opening events or tickets, check out

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