“Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” at The Petersen Museum Opens to the public May 5th

“Speed Racer”
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The upcoming exhibit at The Petersen highlights automobiles, costumes, props and original blueprints from classic and modern-day film series and video games such as “Transformers,” “Iron Man,” “Mad Max,” “Halo” and more!

Features over 40 Hollywood vehicles

Image courtesy of The Petersen

This exhibit is produced in collaboration with Comic-Con Museum, with additional support provided by Audi and Microsoft.

From “Black Panther”
Image courtesy of The Petersen

Key vehicles on display will include:

and more!

The biggest exhibit of The Petersen’s 25th anniversary

From “Iron Man”. Image courtesy of The Petersen

“’Hollywood Dream Machines’ will be the biggest exhibit of our 25th anniversary,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “With more than 40 vehicles from the silver screen spread across the museum, the exhibit is an ode to the industry that Los Angeles was built upon. We can’t wait to explore the fantasy and fictional concepts behind these extraordinary vehicles with the world.”

Microsoft HoloLens experience

The exhibit will also feature a Microsoft HoloLens experience called “Worlds Reimagined.” The mixed reality experience will provide guests the opportunity to try this immersive technology, and see the Warthog from “Halo” and the “Back to the Future” time machine in a whole new way.

Other showcased items

Along with iconic automobiles, the exhibit will showcase a selection of:

  • concept artwork
  • props
  • costumes

Series represented in the display will span the niches of speculative fiction with emphasis on dystopian future films such as “Back to the Future”, “Blade Runner,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Transformers” and “I, Robot”.

Exhibit Info

From “Blade Runner”
Image courtesy of The Petersen

To kick off the exhibit, the Petersen will host an opening reception on the evening of May 4 with live entertainment, and gourmet appetizers and cocktails. VIP ticket holders will be given priority access to the exhibit beginning May 1 with a curator-led hard-hat tour. The event will be open to the public on May 5th.

“Hollywood Dream Machines” will run through March 15, 2020. To purchase tickets to the exhibit opening reception, please visit http://www.petersen.org/hollywood.

The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under four are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Westside Mommy has partnered up with The Petersen to promote this event. Images provided by The Petersen and used with permission. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.


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