Rainy days in Southern California happen so rarely that it may be difficult to figure out what to do with your day. Though the beach can still be a treat on a rainy day, an art appreciation day might be fun too. We have compiled a list of museums to visit on that rare day of rain.
Check them out:
Oceanside Museum of ArtThis museum is a leader in arts and culture. It features exhibitions consisting of art collections and educational programs. Their 15 annual exhibitions happen not only on-site but also off-site.
They conduct inspiring events that include the concert series, a festive Mardi Gras Brunch, the Museum Ball and Art After Dark.
It also offers a wide array of educational programs that enlighten and inspire artists of all ages. Friends and family meet and share their rich cultural experiences at the Oceanside Museum of Art.
California Surf Museum
The California Surf Museum is a unique and special museum that aims to preserve the connection between the ocean and the rest of the nearby community. The museum gathers and preserves the documents and artifacts related to surfing. The California Surf Museum shows it’s collections through ongoing rotating exhibits, showing the various facets of surf culture.
Two permanent exhibits that they feature are the History of Surf, which shows the evolution of the surfboards. Also, the Bethany Hamilton exhibit with her shark bitten surf board.
Old Mission San Luis Rey de FranciaThe extraordinary architecture of the Mission will surely amaze you – hand carved doors, hand painted walls, hand hammered copper and the mix of Classical and Baroque times are among the things you shouldn’t miss at the Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.
Take advantage of a self-guided tours, watch exhibitions offered at the museum, check it’s gift shop items, experience the retreat center and a lot of other special events throughout the entire year.
Museum of Making Music The Museum of Making Music is a museum full of fun and information that inspire its visitors to an interactive journey of the American music and instruments’ multifaceted history. Explore the connection of music to people with its instruments. Also, the museum occasionally conducts events such as concerts, music shows, student recitals, corporate events and more.
Take advantage of the various educational programs and other activities that families, children and students can do at this museum. It’s mission is all about music making — to learn and celebrate it’s history as well as motivate everybody to support the future of music. The museum showcases the American music products since 1890 until the present.
Student groups can join specialized tours and participate in the Boys and Girls Scout Troops. They will learn music history and be familiar with the instruments. The museum also offers camps and workshops to develop the musical talent of family members and students.