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5 Fun Things to Do at the Petersen Automotive Museum's 25th Anniversary Block Party

Don't miss this special celebration on Father's Day weekend.

On Saturday, June 15, join the Petersen from 6:00–9:00 p.m. for a family-friendly celebration featuring a one-of-a-kind free block party to commemorate the museum’s opening day 25 years ago. Come experience the best of automotive history, culture, and artistry as the world’s greatest automotive museum honors our connection with Los Angeles and the car community within it. Here are 5 fun things to do and see on this historic and special day!
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1. Michelin Le Mans Challenge & Hollywood Dream Machines Exhibition

Think you’ve got what it takes to race and win at the famed Circuit de la Sarthe? Arrive to the Petersen early on June 15 as Michelin and Xbox host the annual Forza Motorsport event to coincide with the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans in France from 4:00–7:00 p.m. in the famous William E. Connor Penthouse on the rooftop of the museum. During the immersive Le Mans viewing party you can watch the race live and compete in person for digital on-track dominance against other players. All attendees will have the chance to set a lap time in Forza, entering them to win prizes from Michelin, HRE Wheels, and Xbox. This ticketed event includes museum admission, access to the Le Mans event, and the Petersen’s newest exhibition, Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy. (Just want to see the museum exhibits? Auto Club members receive $2.00 off adult general admission!)

25th Anniversary commemorative pin25th Anniversary commemorative pin

2. Pick-up Your Petersen 25th Anniversary Commemorative Pin

Automobile Club of Southern California members will get a chance to receive a custom-made lapel pin* in celebration of the museum’s 25 years of operation. Stop by the Auto Club booth to receive this very special token of appreciation while supplies last beginning at 6:00 pm on level 3 of the museum parking deck.

*One pin per member household

Cars on displayCars on display at the 25 Years of Petersen Block Party

3. Experience Exceptional Petersen Museum Classic Cars

The Petersen Automotive Museum will be displaying some of the most significant cars in the collection on level 3 of the museum parking deck from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Vehicles from the legendary museum Vault that are normally hidden from plain sight will be proudly parked amid the festivities for all to enjoy and experience—but please remember to look and don’t touch!

Patio at DragoPatio at Drago Ristorante

4. Enjoy Fine Italian Cuisine at DRAGO Ristorante

Take a break from the fun and ask for a table at DRAGO’s sensational new outdoor patio alongside the museum and overlooking the block party festivities on Fairfax Avenue. Menu options range from delicious pizza to tantalizing pasta and other fine Italian culinary specialties. Make your DRAGO reservation here.

The Petersen Automotive Museum's award-winning façadeThe Petersen Automotive Museum's award-winning façade

5. Watch History In-The-Making With a Special Video Presentation

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on the museum’s level 3 parking deck, a unique video presentation will highlight the museum’s most notable achievements including the personalities and contributors who have helped the Petersen maintain its success over the past 25 years.

Ready to party?

Learn more about the 25 Years of Petersen Block Party and RSVP for this free event.

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